15 JANUARY Seymour Centre $49 + BF
Heartland
Heartland
15 JANUARY Seymour Centre $49 + BF
15 JANUARY
Heartland
$49 + BF
“Breath-sounds, harmonics and music fragments unfold into a work of rhythmic urgency and soaring chant”
– Limelight
WILLIAM BARTON & VERONIQUE SERRET

After their sold-out Sydney Festival 2020 show, didgeridoo virtuoso 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, wrote 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. 

Runtime: 60 mins

Venue

  • Seymour Centre


  • York Theatre
    Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road
    Chippendale 2008
Performance Times

Fri 15 Jan at 2pm
Fri 15 Jan at 8pm

Ticketing and Pricing
  • Reserved Full Price – $49
    Reserved Concession – $44
    + booking fee

    Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
    If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.


Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Access to all levels of the Centre is via lift and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Accessible parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and is a short distance to the Seymour Centre entrance.  

Assistive Listening
Hearing loops are located in the Everest and York Theatres. Optimal seats in the York Theatre are seats located in the centre block of the seating chart.  

Cast and Credits

Didgeridoo, Guitar, Voice William Barton
Violin, Voice Véronique Serret 

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