BEAUTIFUL cultural experiences have the ability to capture your spirit and envelope it in the moment.
Expect this moment, when acclaimed guitarist-composer Anthony Garcia and renowned didgeridoo master William Barton present their one-night-only concert as part of the Noosa Longweekend Festival.
Their collaboration of modern and ancient instruments creates a soundscape of notes sourced from classical global harmonies, including jazz and rock'n'roll.
"The didge comes from the sounds of the earth," Anthony said.
"And I come in over the top - we create a really interesting palate."
Garcia was born in Southern Texas and brought up in South East Asia. He completed 10 years of tertiary studies at Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In between he travelled to Mexico which included a four-year teaching stint there.
"I do consider Mexico my second home," he said.
Eclectic is the only way to describe a performance informed by global influences.
"We're bit of a wild mix," Garcia said. He began playing electric guitar by learning Hendrix, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin song, but he channels Arabic and Latin American influences and enjoys the trance like sounds of a new-age transcended style.
"We can have a funky driving beat behind sounds that feel like they come from heaven," he said.
He said his songs are mostly original and his performances are spontaneous.
"But everything we do is individual," he said.
"We will sing a bit and we improvise."
Critical reviews called his playing technically faultless and brilliant. His recording includes a disc of Spanish and Latin American classics with Colombian Latin harpist Sandra Real, followed by Garcia and William Barton forming the BG Sound Project and releasing their first collaborative CD, Desert Stars Dancing.
Garcia said he was acutely aware of responding to the audience. "I appreciate the listener.
"I reflect back what the listener wants to hear."
Quote from Anthony Garcia website:
"Essentially a guitarist, musician, composer, performer, teacher is a creative artist, one who can never stand still in their thinking or their expression..."
ANDY GARCIA IN NOOSA
THE BG SOUND PROJECT
Desert Stars Dancing - William Barton and Anthony Garcia in Concert http://noosalongweekend.com
Thursday 21 June 2012 7.30pm
The J Theatre - Noosa
Experience the magic of two of Australia's finest
improvises as they take you on a musical journey that holds no boundaries.
Guitar Alchemy with Anthony Garcia
June 23, 10am
Open to all ages and levels of proficiency. Please bring a guitar with you. Numbers strictly limited to 50 participants only. Buy tickets directly via The J Theatre, (phone, counter or on-line)
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