William Barton


Born into an indigenous music-loving family near Mt Isa, William Barton is Australia’s best-known and most creative didgeridoo player. Still in his 20s, he is also a composer, singer and guitarist and collaborates with many of Australia’s leading composers, orchestras, bands, choirs and vocal and instrumental groups. Being in high demand all over the world requires a gruelling travel schedule that too often keeps him apart from his friends.

 

Audio Extracts

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Learning didgeridoo as a child

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Making of didgeridoos

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Developing his musical knowledge through playing guitar and listening to classical music

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Improvisation

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Meeting Peter Sculthorpe and his influence

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Sydney Symphony project with Matthew Hindson