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Heartland

Where
Seymour Centre
Seymour Centre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2006
When

Friday 15 January from 2pm to 3pm Friday 15 January from 8pm to 9pm Tuesday 19 January from 8pm to 9pm

Cost

Adult: $49Concession: $44

Didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and violinist Véronique Serret’s poetic new performance.

After their sold-out Sydney Festival 2020 show, William Barton and powerhouse violinist Véronique Serret blend traditional songlines and modern storytelling in a collaboration featuring Aunty Delmae Barton’s poetry Heartland – an invitation into landscape, culture, language and Country, written specifically for this performance. 

Experience Barton and Serret’s unique, meditative sound inspired by the Australian landscape and the power of connection to place. Serret’s violin and Barton’s prodigious didgeridoo and guitar come together with powerful, soaring vocals and the ethereal loops and effects of electronics, in a distinctive evocation of our uniquely Australian landscape. William’s mum, Aunty Delmae Barton, contributes her _Heartland _poetry as inspiration, with its message of peace and love carried by the eagle spirit. 

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 exploration of Country, landscape, culture, language and the nature of identity.  

If a year of pandemic and uncertainty has left you exhausted, let Heartland’s blend of traditional songlines and contemporary storytelling take you on a meditative musical journey, leaving you reinvigorated and uplifted.

The Seymore Centre is a Covid-Safe venue. Find out more.

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