The Landscape of Guitar

The Animated Painting Concert Experience

The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art & music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling guitar rivers and vivid guitar worlds in stunning HD. Award winning singer-songwriters Patchouli & Terra Guitarra “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” ZMR, create a live symphony of color & sound to “inspire the human spirit” Chicago Tribune. Experience the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitars of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.

Landscape of Guitar

"Terra Guitarra is quickly becoming one of the best nuevo-flamenco groups in the world"

Zone Music Reporter

"An acoustic duo whose songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit"

Chicago Tribune

“Patchouli live is amazing. I compare it to taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs.”

City Pages


Patchouli is:

A folk festival headliner, Public Radio favorite and award winning songwriting duo with extraordinary vocal chemistry and that's not all folks. They are multi-disciplinary multi instrumentalists. An extraordinary bond is immediately apparent as two guitars merge into one acoustic wall of sound and their innovative, percussive flat-picking and hybrid fingerstyle techniques leave even astute listeners wondering where the drummer is. "How you get two guitars to sound like a 10 piece band is amazing" - RJ Lannen 

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Terra Guitarra is:

"One of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in teh world" - ZMR, with a #1 and three top 5 internationally charting albums and multiple "Album of the Year" nominations. Their dynamic world music guitar compositions have landed them on World, Latin, New Age and Smooth Jazz radio charts worldwide. Their broadbased appeal has lead them to performances as wide ranging as Fine Arts Theatres to Jazz and Pop Music Festivals, Community Concerts Series, Art Festivals, Universities and more. 

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The Artwork & Animation of Bruce Hecksel is

  An original concept of guitar shaped landscapes, Terra Guitarra ™. Combined with the music is this visual art component created by Hecksel of "Guitar Landscapes" glittering, stained glass-like, acrylic paintings where every element in the composition is a guitar and several variations on the theme of guitar based art. Colors move and are brought to life through the animation of these paintings Hecksel created. The Music and Art go hand in hand to illustrate the concept that the whole world is constantly vibrating and "singing" and the great joy in joining in harmony with it.   

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The band travels with 2-4 original paintings that can be displayed at your venue on date of performance.

Take it to yet another dimension!

PROGRAM OPTION: Find out about including an Art exhibition with the performance.  

The Art exhibition option is available if your venue has gallery space or lobby space that would be suitable to exhibit anywhere from 5-50 Bruce Hecksel original Terra Guitarra paintings that are featured in the multimedia Landscape of Guitar production.

Duration of exhibition and installation of artworks is subject to availability and scheduling. Art Opening/Artists reception options for date of performance or dates in advance are available. Paintings up to 30 days in advance of performance date. Artist exhibit contact is separate from performance contract.

Paintings sizes range from  36X36, 24X48 and 24X24 framed or gallery wrapped canvas.

Promotional Materials for Venues:

Commercial Trailer


This commercial trailer can be customized for your theater with venue, date, time, ticket info, website link to be used with permission on your venues website and email newsletters.


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Program Description:

The Landscape of Guitar:  The Animated Painting Concert Experience

Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like “Malaguena” to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of “Sounds of Silence” this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their new animated animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows thru the concert. Moving in 3D guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience.

Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Terra Guitarra and Patchouli.  Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Firelight recently nominated “Best Instrumental Album of the Year 2015”. Public Radio favorite Patchouli features Julie’s sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. The Chicago Tribune says the duo’s “songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit”. See and hear “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh”.

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