Media and press kit

Media and press kit

Performance reviews and Referrals

Reviews and articles from around the world

 

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.

 

Performance review of Kalkadungu Sydney Symphony Orchestra June 2012 Revised work

William Barton and the Song Company - Kalkadunga Man Tour review by Mark Coughlan The Australian

William Barton and Friends concert 2010 - Opening Address by Her Excellency Ms Penelope WensleyAO, Governor of Queensland

 

Sydney morning Herald Songs of Ecstasy Performance with Song CompanyMay 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 with François Klaus 10th Anniversary concerts - music by William Barton - The AustralianRead 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

 

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 Roomread 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 documentaryread info

 

Referrals

 

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

 

 

biography CV and photos

 

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Photos taken by Douglas Kirkland

 

 

Reviews and articles from around the world

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