The Landscape of Guitar

Patchouli & Terra Guitarra, 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.

"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:

The Award winning singer-songwriter duo of Julie Patchouli & Bruce Hecksel. 

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Terra Guitarra is:

The Chart Topping Instrumental Guitar duo of Bruce Hecksel & Julie Patchouli

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The Artwork of Bruce Hecksel is

An original concept of guitar shaped landscapes, heart shaped worlds, and Neoimpressionist works.

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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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Multimedia Concert Poster

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Program Description:

The Landscape of Guitar: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra, 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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