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Mark Atkins Didgeridoo workshop

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Didge Workshops

 

We are exited to announce a special didgeridoo workshop holding by one of the acclaimed and finest Australian’s didgeridoo player Mark Atkins on the 20th of September 2016 at Didgeridoo Breath shop in Fremantle (WA).

Mark will be holding an intermediate to advanced didgeridoo workshop on the 20th of September at Didgeridoo Breath in Fremantle. All students should be confident with circular breathing prior to the course. This will be an awesome opportunity to learn from one of the finest didgeridoo player in the Word, develop your own playing style and have a lot of fun. The way Mark is teaching how to play didgeridoo is really unique and will drive you in a new and exiting style to play the didgeridoo with his stunning “wobble” technic which Mark has definitely mastered.

Mark has been performing and running his didgeridoo workshop around the word many years. He is also internationally recognised  for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians, such as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Hothouse Flowers, Philip Glass, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the among others.

Artist-Mark-Atkins

In 2001 he collaborated with Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy Wandin and composer Philip Glass in the concert work Voices, performed at the Melbourne Town Hall and New York’s Lincoln Centre. The composition was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to relaunch the Melbourne Town Hall Organ.A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his mastery playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker.

Mark is also having amazing performance “Kimberly Reflections” on 21st of September, he is touring with “the Narli ensemble” and some of Indigenous artists such as Stephen Pigram, Ashley Oobagooma, Gabriel Nodea and Danny Marr. You can find more info at the www.tura.com.au

 

 

Workshop Information

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EVENT : Mark Atkins Intermediate Didgeridoo Workshop
WHERE: Didgeridoo Breath 6 Market Street, Fremantle
TIME:     6.00 to 8.00 pm
WHEN:   20th of September 2016

COST: $50 per person

INFO & BOOKING: 

+61-8-9430-6009, [email protected]

Stephen Kent Didgeridoo Experience February 2015

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Didge Workshops, Didgeridoo Concerts, Didgeridoo Players
Stephen Kent

Multi Instrumentalist and composer Stephen Kent is one of the premier Didjeridu virtuosos in the contemporary world. Stephen will be joining us here at Didgeridoo Breath on Saturday the 21st of February for a special intimate didgeridoo performance, which will no doubt showcase his incredible skill on one of the world’s oldest instruments.In addition, Stephen will also be running an Advanced Didgeridoo Workshop on Sunday the 22nd of February:

In this workshop we will work on the following:

– Diaphragm rhythm and breathing techniques.

– Playing with the whole body.

– The different bodily ‘stations’ and how they affect the sound.

– Multiple layering of the sound.

– Playing smoothly and softly with feeling

– Toots and trumpet tones.

– Diaphragm and mouth strengthening exercises.

– Vocalizations.

– Compositional approaches to the Didjeridu.

– Advanced harmonic techniques/Focusing on overtones.

– Polyrhythmic playing and complex rhythm cycles.

– MORE…

Stephen Kent

Stephen Kent

Born in England he was raised in East Africa and in a career spanning well over 2 decades, based at various times in Australia, Spain, the UK and now the San Francisco Bay Area, he has pioneered the modern day use of the ancient Australian Aboriginal instrument from his position in 1981 as MD of Australia’s Circus Oz, award winning composer for Barcelona dance companies, 7 years touring the world in New Circus groups such as Ra Ra Zoo, to a catalog of over 20 CD releases, including 6 solo works, and multiple collaborations with group projects Trance Mission, Lights in a Fat City and, most recently, Australian Bebop Ragas, Baraka Moon & The Del Sol String Quartet. Collaboration across cultural boundaries is at the root of his interest and he has worked with extraordinary musicians around the planet including Airto Moreira (Brazil), Zakir Hussain (India), Habib Koite (Mali), Rahim Al Haj (Iraq), Zap Mama (Belgium,Congo), Chirgilchin (Tuva), Samulnori (Korea), Leonard Eto (Japan), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Paul Horn, Glen Velez, (USA), among countless others. He continues to perform all over the world. Stephen also works with radio and has hosted a weekly “Music of the World” show on Pacifica Radio’s KPFA.org for the past 20 years.

www.stephenkent.net

5 MUST SEE events this March at DIDGERIDOO BREATH

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Didge Workshops, Didgeridoo Concerts
5 MUST SEE events this March at DIDGERIDOO BREATH

5 MUST SEE events this March at DIDGERIDOO BREATH

Join us here at Didgeridoo Breath this March for an incredible selection of didgeridoo flavoured magic & mystique as we showcase some of your favourites planet’s musical medicine makers…. Mmmmm!

1. SOL-R + KYLE RAVIN + DB CREW
Thursday, 13th of March: 7pm – 10pm

Thursday the 13th of March, will see SOL-R the unique French Gypsy-Groove/Reggae-Ska Freo band sharing their musical medicine with the groovers and shakers that will grace the floors of Didgeridoo Breath.

SOL-R music is inspired by many years of travelling from continent to continent.. True life stories, all original songs written and composed by Bruno Michel, French troubadour multi-instrumentalist now based in Fremantle, WA.Performed by talented local and international musicians on flute, didjeridoo, drums, bass, guitar, xylophone, vocals harmonies with an unique, delicious French touch..!

Kyle Ravin, Illusionist and Master of Ceremonies. Winner of Most outstanding Magician and two time record setter in the Singapore Book Of Records. Multiple Award winning magician and Star of Vasantham’s MAYA.

Blending world class magic and illusion for events with top notch event hosting, Kyle Ravin has been the go to Entertainer and Emcee for numerous corporations Nationwide.

Get ready for a wonderful, uplifting journey which will make your heart vibrate till you feel it in your shoes and jump high on the dance floor! !

2. MATSUMOTO ZOKU
Friday, 21st of March: 7pm – 10pm

Contemporary Stateless Musical Duo, Koji Matsumoto and Reo Matsumoto.

Matsumoto Zoku like fish in the river of life, move with the natural flow of sound and energy. They merge urban vocal beats with the softer edge of the Halo and Didge creating a playful, serene and yet vibrant sound. Their intuitive and unique music is inspired by their extensive travels busking internationally, this creates an original and emotive style and groove. Their music is a unique blend of polarities merging, like the sun and moon, cacophony and silence, they are both urban and wild in their essence.

3. ONDREJ SMEYKAL
Friday, 28th of March: 7pm – 10pm

A one-man Didgeridoo orchestra is perhaps the best way of describing the extraordinary music of phenomenal Didgeridoo player Ondrej Smeykal . His highly original style of play is the result of a life completely devoted to his instrument. For well over a decade and with ever increasing intensity, Ondrej has been developing and redefining his own unique approach to the Didgeridoo. His predominant use of unusually long Didges and “extensions” of up to 4 metres in length, enable him to play incredibly deep tones and to produce a much wider range of sounds and overtones than are possible on regular didgeridoos. Each composition, or song, as he refers to it, is very different in style, ranging from break-beat and organic Didgeridoo techno, to trance, ambient and anywhere in between.

4. JEREMY CLOAKE – Interactive Yidaki Seminar
Thursday 3rd of April: 7pm – 8pm

This is an informal seminar that is open to everyone who has an interest in the yidaki. Jeremy will share some of his knowledge and experiences from working in North East Arnhemland since 2000. Yidaki making and playing techniques will be discussed as well as various styles of yidaki. Towards the end of the seminar people will be given the opportunity to try an instrument with Jeremy’s guidance and there will be Q and A. People of all ages are welcome. The duration of the seminar is usually around an hour.

5. JEREMY CLOAKE YIDAKI WORKSHOPS
Saturday, 5th of April (Introductory Class) 11am – 4pm
Sunday, 6th of April (Advanced Class) 11am – 4pm

Introductory Class
If you have ever felt that the Yolngu playing techniques from North East Arnhem Land  are too difficult to manage, then this is the workshop for you! In this workshop Jeremy breaks these playing styles down into simple and easily learned individual sounds. During the workshop these sounds are practised and refined with many distinctions made regarding tongue position and movement, pressure control and use of the voice. Then they are put together into phrases that are repeated to become rhythms. Jeremy has been teaching this workshop internationally since 2001 and to this day still continues to refine his teaching methods and the content of his workshops. He is a professionally trained teacher and takes pride in delivering accurate and relevant information that is delivered in a straightforward way. This workshop is usually between 3 and 4 hours depending on the size of the group.

Advanced Class
This workshop continues on further with information from the introductory yidaki workshop, so it is necessary to have done it first. The phrases learnt in the introductory workshop are practised and refined then developed. Many different phrases are taught in a way which simplifies their complexity. Participants of this workshop will gain an excellent understanding on the principles of yidaki playing, together with composition skills and playing dexterity. Jeremy has been teaching this workshop internationally since 2001 and to this day still continues to refine his teaching methods and the content of his workshops. He is a professionally trained teacher and takes pride in delivering accurate and relevant information that is delivered in a straightforward way. This workshop is usually around 3 hours, depending on the size of the group.

Didgeridoo Breath visits the crew at SGIO

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Didge Workshops

We here at Didgeridoo Breath think that Craig from SGIO is a pretty cool guy.

Craig is from SGIO insurance and he contacted us saying that he was conducting some team building exercises for the staff at SGIO, and was curious whether Didgeridoo Breath could help him. We thought that this was such a good idea for a workforce, learning didge and music skills with a bunch of people that you work with is pretty cool (we get to do it everyday 🙂 ) So We got Elliot, one of our experienced didge instructors, filled his awesome van full of didgeridoos and sent him over to meet the team at SGIO.

Overall there were 30 SGIO Staff members that attended the 1 hr didgeridoo lesson.

We had so much fun visiting the staff at SGIO, there was an abundance of laughter throughout the team- building exercises and we were soooo happy that by the end of the lesson, all of the staff members were all playing as a group, a lot we’re pulling off some really cool sounds, but most of all that everyone enjoyed it and got something out of it.

This is the feedback we received from Craig, who organised the lesson with us.

“We all had a fantastic time, the session was well structured, informative and a lot of fun. I will certainly be recommending you guys to our other Business Departments.”

So If you are looking for an exciting and different corporate day, we offer a range of didgeridoo packages to suit a range of needs

Corporate Lesson 1

  • 1 Hour Didgeridoo lesson (minimum of 8, max of 25 per group)
  • Lesson is taught on our ‘learn to play’ didgeridoos, which are plastic.
  • The History of Yidaki, and the origins of the didgeridoo from Northern Australia
  • The basics of the didgeridoo are taught, including the drone, animal sounds and being able to tell a story through the didgeridoo… if time permits a short intro on circular breathing

 

Corporate Lesson 2

  • 1 Hour Didgeridoo lesson (minimum of 8 participants)
  • Every participant receives an authentic termite hollowed didgeridoo from the Northern Territory.
  • Each didgeridoo is hand painted from members of the Katherine Art Gallery
  • A description on how a didgeridoo is made and process that determines the sound of the didgeridoo
  • An information sheet on the history of Yidaki, and the origins of the didgeridoo from Northern   Australia
  • The basics of the didgeridoo are taught, including the drone, animal sounds and being able to tell a story through the didgeridoo… if time permits a short intro on circular breathing
  • Small / Medium Didgeridoo (up to 115cm in length)

 

Corporate Lesson 3

  • 1 Hour Didgeridoo lesson (No restriction on group numbers)
  • Every participant receives an authentic termite hollowed didgeridoo from the Northern Territory.
  • Each didgeridoo is hand painted from members of the Katherine Art Gallery
  • A description on how a didgeridoo is made and process that determines the sound of the didgeridoo
  • An information sheet on the history of Yidaki, and the origins of the didgeridoo from Northern Australia
  • The basics of the didgeridoo are taught, including the drone, animal sounds and being able to tell a story through the didgeridoo… if time permits a short intro on circular breathing
  • Large Didgeridoo (up to 130cm in length)

 

 

For more information on our corporate classes

Contact one of our Didgeridoo Breath Instructors  at [email protected]

 

Mark Atkins Intermediate Didgeridoo Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Didge Workshops

MARK ATKINS

Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins will be holding a didgeridoo workshop in Didgeridoo Breath Fremantle on the 28th of September 2012

Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his mastery playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker. Through Mark’s lips the air blows as a natural desert sound, in old ethnic chants and in polyphonic melodies of astonishing rhythm. Mark has incorporated the didgeridoo sound into some unlikely musical environments, adding its primal pulse to orchestral works, theatrical productions and dance presentation. ‘Atkins mapped a varied sonic territory, presenting a vast array of vocal interjections filtered through a range of different didgeridoos. His journeys conjured up worlds as different as the timeless outback and as transitory as contemporary electronic … the night belonged to Mark Atkins. ‘The Age, Melbourne

Mark will be holding an intermediate to advanced didgeridoo workshop on the 28th of September at Didgeridoo Breath in Fremantle. All students should be confident with circular breathing prior to the course. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, develop your playing style and have awesome fun. This is a ticketed event and will sell FAST, come into the shop to book your place or give us a call on 08 94306009…if you play didgeridoo, you do not want to miss this!!!!

(photo and article c/o http://www.blackarmband.com.au)
EVENT : Mark Atkins Intermediate Workshop
WHERE: Didgeridoo Breath
                     6 Market Street
                     Fremantle
TIME:     6.30 to 8.30pm
WHEN:   28th of September 2012

COSTS: $40 per person

INSTORE LESSONS

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 in Didge Workshops

 

1hr Learn to Play the Didgeridoo

Discover all you need to know, to start playing the didgeridoo.
We teach you the fundamental techniques on the didgeridoo and have you making fantastic sounds in no time!
No trip to Australia is complete without learning to play the didgeridoo.
When: Saturday mornings, 9:30am to 10:30am.
Cost: $30 (includes didgeridoo hire if required)

Contact us or click here to register

4 Week Learn to Play the Didgeridoo

So you want to learn how to play the didgeridoo? In 4 weeks we will have you making the drone, adding awesome animal sounds, and using your tongue, mouth and diaphragm to make some incredible sounds. That is not all! We will also teach you how to circular breathe which will allow you to play continuously! This course is one of our most popular and for a good reason! Learning to play the didgeridoo with Didgeridoo Breath is fun, exciting and successful.
The course runs all year round. We provide a didgeridoo for you to use for the duration of the course.

When: Wednesday nights, 6pm – 7:30pm for 4 weeks

Dates:
– 3rd of September 2012 x 4 weeks
– 5th of October 2012 x 4 weeks
– 7th November 2012 x 4 weeks

Cost: $120 (includes didgeridoo hire if required)

Contact us or click here to register

4 Week Didgeridoo Extended Techniques

So you can play the didgeridoo, circular breath and make some cool sounds but now what? In the Extended Techniques, didgeridoo playing course, we dive into a whole new world of technique and rhythm: Bounce breathing, overtones, triple tonguing, vocals, building rhythms and more¦ this is where your didge playing really starts heating up!

When: Numbers permitting, contact us to register.

Cost: $120 (includes didgeridoo hire if required)

If you do not live near Fremantle, Western Australia…don’t worry check out didgeridoo dojo for all of you didgeridoo tips and lessons
http://www.didgeridoodojo.com/

 

Didgeridoo Dojo – A huge thankyou!

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 in Didge Workshops, Info & Education, Other


A huge thank you to everyone who signed up to be a Didgeridoo Dojo test subject.

We were wondering if we’d actually get 25 people to sign up for the testing phase and we’ve had nearly 300 people apply! Better than we could have ever imagined!

We’re still a couple of weeks away from being ready to unleash the site on our randomly selected testing group of 25 people. We’ll keep you up to date via email, the blog and our Facebook page with new developments so make sure you check in regularly.

What is Didgeridoo Dojo?

Didge Dojo is a project we’ve been working on for a while and is a completely new way to learn the Didgeridoo online. To stay up to date with the Didge Dojo launch schedule, head to DidgeridooDojo.com and enter your email address in the box on the right hand side of the site.

We’re also putting the finishing touches on the new Didge Dojo logo and would love to know what you think of it.

We’ll be releasing a sample of the Didge Dojo stuff over the next few weeks so look out for that too!

ididj Australia Presents “Meet the Stars” Yidaki Masterclasses!!!

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Didge Workshops, Info & Education

Hi Guys! Have you ever wondered what’s the real traditional didgeridoo playing?

Check this out! You will meet, live with, and learn from the best didgeridoo players from the Arnhemland over 6 days.

Where? Darwin, Northern Territory

When? 23rd -28th June 2010

How much? AUD$1000 per person for 6 days

Contact [email protected]

 http://www.ididj.com.au/stars.html

0407536308 (Mobile)

Book your ticket now!

Jeremy Cloake Europe and Japan Didgeridoo Tour

Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Didge Workshops, News

Awesome yidaki (didgeridoo) player Jeremy Cloake is returning to Europe and Japan this year to deliver more workshops.

So far he has booked in:

2 weeks of teaching in France between the 16th and 30th July. 3 hours tuition for 6 days. This is organised by Midushi. Email: [email protected]

4 day immersion course in Switzerland 9th to 12th September. 3 hours tuition for 4 days. This is organised by Serious Sticks. Email: [email protected]

Bookings for these courses can be made by emailing the above email addresses. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment as last years immersion class was full.

In addition to these workshops, Jeremy will also be teaching many day workshops at various locations. Dates and locations for these will be advised in the following weeks.

If you have any quetsions at all about Jeremy’s workshops, you can email him at [email protected]

Yidaki player from Yothu Yindi, Gapanbulu yidaki workshop!

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Didge Workshops, News

Come and learn how to play the traditional Arnhem Land yidaki style.

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