Media and press kit

Media and press kit


Media Reviews and Referrals


Articles within Australia


Articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines that are not currently online include: featured artist in The Australian (Face section): Qantas InFlight Magazine: State of The Arts Magazine: Music Council of Australia-Music Forum Magazine: Lime Light Magazine: Travelling with Music Opera and the Arts: Courier Mail BAM feature article: concert reviews in The Australian, Courier Mail and Sydney Morning Herald.


Sydney morning Herald Songs of Ecstasy Performance with Song Company May 2004 Sydney Opera House by Peter Callum


Sydney Morning Herald Huntington Festival ACO December 2003


Sydney Morning Herald October 2003 "Ancient instrument's new tunes" by Scott Bevan

Queensland Ballet Collaboration withFrançois Klaus10th Anniversary concerts - music by William Barton - The Australian Read Review

Review =by Murray Black The Australian - Premiere of Kalkadunga, written by William Barton and Matthew Hindson - read review

Sydney Morning Herald story by Paola Totaro- Sydney Symphony Orchestra Tour Italy 2008 - read review

Townsville Bulletin - article Ridgy Dige - Barton with Cowyboys read story

Story in TIME magazine Asia pacific edition 2006 by Michael Fitzgerald - read story


Articles outside Australia


New York TImes by Vivien Schweitzer - Brooklyn Philharmonic 2007 - read review

The Village Voice "Global Recipe" in concert with William Duckworth and the Cathedral Band New york Cutting Room read article

Television related


ABC television - William the Conqueror - Australian Story feature (online video)


ABC television - William the Conqueror - Australian Story feature (transcript)


ABC Television Message Stick 2004 - Kalkadoon Man - transcript of 30 min documentary


ABC 7:30 Report Interview by Rebecca Baillie "Didgeridoo virtuoso takes instrument into new areas" July 2003 (transcript)


Sydney Morning Herald "Capturing the inner spirit" - by Scott Bevan


WTFN - Australia Plays Broadway documentary read info




William Barton is a talented young didgeridoo player who is highly regarded within the music community of Queensland. He is an innovative musician whose versatility across all is exceptional. His talent for didgeridoo playing has inspired a number of composers to write specifically for him.Lyndon Terracini, Artistic Director and CEO,QueenslandBiennial Festival of Music


In July of 2001 I had the pleasure of meeting William Barton, after a delightful Chamber Music Concert for the Australian Festival of Music in Townsville. William was one of the performers for String Quartet No 12 - From Ubirr ( version for string Quartet and Didgeridoo ) by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. This was performed beautifully by William and members of the Goldner String Quartet. The performance by these musicians of From Ubirr was certainly a highlight of the festival and encapsulated the Australian landscape. The performance was given enthusiastic applause by a full house in the Townsville Civic Centre. William performed the didgeridoo with wonderful understanding and sensitivity.Barb Henson, Director, Travelling with Music Opera and the Arts


William is deserving of the success and accolades he is receiving. He has performed across the world in the USA, Europe, Japan and elsewhere including performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Ballet and Tommy Emmanuel ( amongst others ). I wish William continued success in his chosen field.Craig Claxton Manager - The Guitar Centre, South Bank Brisbane


The powerful contrast between the didgeridoo played by William Barton, an Aboriginal musician, and the display of Highland dancing was inspirational.Bob Welsh The Military Tattoo - A Tableau of Timing and Talent Brisbane Entertainment Centre 2001


William Barton and I first met in July 1998 when he successfully auditioned with an impromptu didgeridoo playing at a casting performance in front of the City Sydney Townhall Fountain. I had been appointed talent - scout by the Vereinte B hnen Wien ( United Stages Vienna ) to locate , interview and select traditional Aboriginal dancers and musicians for the Personality Show 1998 'Karl Merkatz - So Bin ich' at the 18th Century Opera House called Etablissement Ronacher in Vienna, Austria during November/December 1998. Having being chosen to participate in the show, Mr. Barton became one of the four foundation members of the 'AICA' Dance Group that stands for 'Australian Indigenous Cultural Awareness'. From then on he attended the pre-travel rehearsals punctually and contributed with his music and considerable enthusiasm to the preparations for the song and dance routines expected by the theatre from the group. Alfred Polaschek Talent - Scout



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