William Barton is one of Australia‘s most notable didgeridoo players and a leading figure in the education and preservation of the rich cultural heritage surrounding this ancient instrument. Barton has been influential in carrying the didgeridoo into the modern age, and has performed with orchestras, string quartets, and a wide array of musicians in a variety of different styles. Barton performs works written by himself and a selection of music by fellow Australian composers.
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William Barton is widely recognized as one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players and composers, and is a powerful advocate for the wider perception of his cultural traditions. Born in Mount Isa, William was taught to play the didgeridoo by his Uncle, an elder of the Waanyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes of north western Queensland, and by age 12 was in Sydney playing for Aboriginal dance troupes. Touring internationally
William Barton performs on the didgeridoo.