Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra
by William Barton and Matthew Hindson (2007)
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The art of the didgeridoo : music for didgeridoo and orchestra / by Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Sean O'Boyle, William Barton, Matthew Hindson.
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Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra / William Barton [and] Matthew Hindson.
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Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat (also doubling E flat), bass clarinet (also doubling B flat), bassoon, contrabasoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player), solo voice/electric guitar/didjeridu, strings.
Duration: 24 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: I. Warrior spirit I -- II. Songman entrance -- III. Bleached bones -- IV. Warrior spirit II -- V. Spirit of Kalkadunga.
Written for: Sydney Symphony
William Barton is a member of the Kalkadunga tribe...the song was written when William was in the Kalkadunga country and was inspired by his culture and the landscape.
Awards & Prizes
|2009||Classical Music Awards - Orchestral Work of the Year||Finalist||Matthew Hindson|
Program note: Matthew Hindson's "Kalkadungu"
by Matthew Hindson
Source: the score of this work
Article: Breaths of fresh air
by Murray Black — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 4 April 2008 pg.14
Article: A breath of fresh air for the classical tradition
by Harriet Cunningham — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2008 pg 14
Resonate article: Kalkadungu - William Barton wins 2012 ARIA for Best Classical Album by Australian Music Centre
Barton & Hindson - Kalkadungu
Recorded on Thursday 28 June at the Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. Conducted by Sydney Symphony's Chief Conductor and Artistic Director designate, David Robertson. To view the full performance courtesy of BigPond and ABC Classic FM, visit: http://bigpondvideo.com/classical/463978
Performances of this work
6 Apr 2017: at The Sound of Australia: William Barton with the ASO (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Luke Dollman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, William Barton.
27 May 12: Melbourne Town Hall - National Reconciliation Concert. Featuring Fabian Russell, Monash Academy of Performing Arts, Monash University, William Barton.
25 Mar 12: Melbourne Town Hall
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