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Festival Finale : Four Winds Festival


Festival Finale : Four Winds Festival

  • Date: Sunday, 17 April 2022, 2:45 - 4pm
  • Venue: Four Winds Sound Shell — Outdoor amphitheatre, Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Four Winds Festival 2022 series
  • Tickets: Ticketed entry with festival pass — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6493 3366

Event Details

The festival finale for 2022 is a celebratory ritual that physically encompasses the Four Winds Sound Shell, animating the site with a series of unexpected musical, performance and audience experiences. Heading our terrific line-up of performers is one of Australia’s most celebrated musicians: composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, William Barton. Through his appearances with orchestras around the world, with his prodigious musicality underpinned by his Kalkadunga heritage, Barton has vastly expanded the horizons of the didgeridoo, and the cultures and landscapes it represents. In the shimmering afternoon light of the spotted gum forest, Barton will give a special Four Winds performance of two of his most powerful works, Petrichor and the beautiful Birdsong at Dusk.

Surrounding Barton in this exuberant finale is a star-studded ensemble of musicians, concluding with a stirring performance of Tan Dun’s Prayer and Blessing, created in response to Covid 19, with a message of community within its text by Chinese philosopher Laozi.


Iannis XenakisRebonds B (1987–1989)
William Barton and Veronique SerretHeartland (2020 excerpts)
William Barton - Petrichor and Birdsong at Dusk (2014)
Tan Dun - Prayer and Blessing (2020)

Featured non-Australian music: Xenakis, Tan Dun

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to contact@fourwinds.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Birdsong at dusk : for didgeridoo and string quartet (2006) by William Barton
— performed by William Barton
Heartland : chamber ensemble by William Barton and Veronique Serret
— performed by Veronique Serret and William Barton
Petrichore : for didgeridoo and string quartet (2006) by William Barton
— performed by William Barton

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