William Barton is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players and composers.
William has composed works for didgeridoo and orchestras, string quartets, jazz and rock bands as well as collaborative contributions with some of Australia’s leading composers. Major Commissions include writing for members of the Berling Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony as well as for contemporary dance company’s such as the Leigh Warren and Dancers which the work Breathe was premiered at Womadelaide and at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012. In 2008 the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony committee commissioned William as one of three composers for the Australian segment of the ceremony which was broadcast to a world wide audience. William has performed as a solo artist as well as collaboratively with orchestras, string quartets and mixed ensembles, traditional dance groups and fusion/rock jazz bands. William has recorded 5 albums and contributed to several more recordings with notable artists both domestically and internationally.