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William Barton & Véronique Serret

HEARTLAND

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Didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and powerhouse violinist Véronique Serret blend traditional songlines and modern storytelling in the exquisite collaboration Heartland.

Experience a unique sound world, inspired by the Australian landscape and the power of connection to place. Heartland blends the poetry of William’s mother Aunty Delmae Barton with violin, didgeridoo and guitar together with powerful, soaring vocals and ethereal loops and electronic effects.

Heartland began life as a seven-minute commission for the 2019 Canberra International Music Festival, and since then has grown organically into an extraordinary hour-long reimagined chamber oratorio. Featuring Barton and Serret’s much loved works ‘Kalkani’, ‘Didge Fusion’ and of course ‘Heartland’ it explores Country, landscape, culture, language and the nature of identity.

Let Heartland’s blend of traditional songlines and contemporary storytelling take you on a meditative musical journey, leaving you reinvigorated and uplifted.

Reviews
  • Exquisite.

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Grips the audience from start to finish.

    Limelight Magazine

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