William Barton, Anthony Garcia and Delmae Barton will be returning to the beautiful Tweed Valley to give an encore performance of Desert Stars Dancing on Saturday 21 May 2011 @ 4.00pm in the Tyalgum Hall. Due to popular demand the trio will be performing works from their CD Desert Stars Dancing, as well as some new works never performed. So for those who went to the first concert recently, you will hear some fresh pieces as well. For further information or tickets please go to www.tyalgumfestival.com.au
Review: Even by the high standard of Tyalgum Festival events, last Sunday’s [March 27th] performance at Tweed River Art Gallery was exceptional. Guitarist Anthony Garcia and didgeridoo player William Barton are both virtuosi, but when they team up they have a musical chemistry of a rare kind – a generous meeting of two great cultures.
Together and singly, they played their own compositions including “Desert Stars Dancing”, the signature track of their new album; “Mountain Tremolo”, a Garcia work inspired by an earlier visit to Tyalgum, and “Electric Landscapes: White Notes between Heaven and Earth”, about what it is to be alive.
Garcia is a brilliant exponent of the Spanish guitar; Barton demonstrates that the didge requires discipline and technique to match any instrument of the western tradition. In a riveting appearance Barton’s mother, Aunty Delmae Barton, sang in a voice that expressed at once awe, sorrow and celebration – a sound emanating from the depth of the human soul and from the heart of this most ancient of lands. It was a profoundly spiritual moment in a concert that the audience acclaimed as a great cultural experience.
Don’t miss the return performance!