New CD by Royal Australian Navy Band celebrating Australian spirit
First Light at Uluru for wind symphony with didgeridoo player, William Barton.
Australian CD release in August 2018
World-renowned didgeridoo player, William Barton, is the featured soloist in this CD recording of First Light at Uluru.
Rehearsals: 6 + 7 February 2018.
Recording: 14/15 February 2018.
Sydney recording studios – Trackdown
Recording session photos
Didgeridoo – William Barton, Composer – Katia Beaugeais, Lieutenant Commander, Director – Dr Steven Stanke:
First Light at Uluru was originally composed for saxophone orchestra and premiered in Strasbourg, Paris, England, Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne. The newly adapted version for wind symphony was premiered in Sydney, followed by performances in Adelaide and the US premiere in Texas.
First Light at Uluru conveys the Aboriginal significance and sacred earth of Uluru. Didgeridoo sounds and unique atmospheric effects by the whole ensemble symbolise the cultural significance and spiritual atmosphere of this powerful landmark.
This piece is inspired by the spectacular sunrise over Uluru. Also known as Ayers Rock, this giant red rock is located in the middle of Australia’s red desert.
WATCH the world premiere performance + more details about the work: