Trio to debut new arrangements by Australian legends 

Didgeridoo player William Barton

Rebecca Harris and Wulfin Lieske, who make up Duo Lointain

Music-lovers are in for an exceptional experience when three world-class musicians come together with didgeridoo, cello and guitar during the Darwin Festival.

The highly acclaimed ensemble, Duo Lointain, and one of the country’s finest traditional didgeridoo players, William Barton, will debut newly arranged Australian compositions at a concert on 11 August at 8pm.

Multi-talented Darwin-based cellist Rebecca Harris and internationally renowned German guitarist/composer Wulfin Lieske, who comprise Duo Lointain, and William Barton will perform work by legendary Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards.

Rebecca Harris, Principal Cellist with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and course co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Music at CDU, said the concert had the blessing of both Sculthorpe and Edwards, with Ross Edwards flying in from Sydney to attend the event.

The artists also will perform free improvisation inspired by their unique combination of instruments and will be joined by seven CDU music students during one of the Edwards pieces.

“It should be an extraordinary night. Aside from the quality of the artists and works, the setting will be a memorable one,” she said.

Set to be staged in the Qantas Hangar at Parap, the artists will perform against a colourful backdrop of classic vehicles, courtesy of the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club of the NT.

Duo Lointain made its debut to high acclaim at the 2006 Darwin Festival, while William Barton is a leading didgeridoo player in the classical world.

The concert is produced in conjunction with the CDU 2007 Concert Series, the Darwin Festival and the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club of the NT. Tickets can be bought online at, by phoning 8980 3333 or at the door.