Next week at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide there will be an awesome opportunity to explores Yidaki through his sound, his story, projections and rarely seen treasures from the Australian Museum’s collection. Moreover, during the opening day, which is the 3rd of March, you will have a unique and rare opportunity to meet the Yidaki Master and Yolngu Elder Djalu Gurruwiwi speaking about Yidaki’s story and the sound of Australia.
So if you live in SA and you are keen to learn more about Yidaki or just want to meet Djalu, don’t miss this opportunity to visit the South Australian Museum next week. The Exhibition will last from The 3rd of March to the 16th of July 2017. For more information: http://bit.ly/2klptHr
Next Week will be held Next Week will be held another stunning concert in the shop here in the Didgeridoo Had Quarter another stunning concert in the shop here in Fremantle in the Didgeridoo Breath Had Quarter.
Si Mullumby (Wild Marmalade) is coming back to his home town Fremantle! And this is his unique solo show at Didgeridoo Breath!
He will be carrying New HEMP Didgeridoo Si models! Good storyteller and entertainer! BYO event, Dance friendly concert!
Also night will be supported by talented Didgeridoo Players and musicians. Voice, Hand pan, Indian Bansuri flute, Cajon and more….
This will be the last concert of the Year so don’t miss out this unit event.
If you want to spend a night with friendly people, amazing musicians, relax and let the spirit out, this is an event not to be missed event.
6:30pm Door open
7pm Support music show
8pm Si Mullumby
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 September2016 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.
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
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
Here, from our little wooden cave, a lot of didgeridoo is taught.
Trees, techniques, shapes, breathing styles, postures, isolations, connections, visualizations and body awareness are all staple conversations in discussing how to approach the didgeridoo experience – and there is always plenty to explore!
The team here were blessed to have Ondrej Smeykal back with us again to perform and to host a weekend-long didge exploration workshop. Ondrej’s passion for sharing and his grounding presence is always incredibly helpful in peeling back the many layers of the craft.
We sat on the floorboards and experimented with our posture – how does the way we sit and hold ourselves affect our ability to maintain balance of air/power/energy? It is worth testing all options yourself to discover.
He then guided us through isolating the various playing variables, likening each body part’s influence to an instrument in its own right within the larger model of an orchestra of sound ultimately produced by such a rich instrument.
The powerful diaphragm acting as the driving force, the beat, the pulse. The first wave of energy rising up from our seated connection to the earth beneath, strong & balanced.
The energized addition of our chest, lungs & throat adds warmth, heart and interactive voice to the soundscape. Experiment with this.
The next isolation we explored up the path is the space formed within the mouth. The tongue, the jaw and the cheeks work in combination to radically affect the sound of the instrument. Fantastic insights shared by Ondrej’s personal didgeridoo journey included using jaw movements for both sound and breath opportunities, and the benefits of alternating vowels formed at the front and back of the tongue. Many rhythms and “instruments” were created in these isolations.
The final isolation was the lips of course, and techniques explored beyond the good old-fashioned droning was his personal tongueless approach to trumpeting/tooting and the subtle art of achieving the quietest drone possible – an impressive and refreshing dynamic.
Ondrej’s style of teaching is to discuss the point of interest in great detail from personal experience and then form an exercise to practice for 10-15mintues. This technique had the benefit of ensuring clear understanding and space to explore and recognize it within your own body. This was approached methodically, though it was always underlined that the need to FEEL the body was paramount to connection. All very inspiring and exciting!
Keep your ears to the wall to catch Ondrej as he travels the world or when he returns again to Didgeridoo Breath for amazing inspiration and a general good time. His professionalism and devotion to the true fundamentals of music are easily noticed and simply listening to him play for 50 minutes straight is proof enough of his mastery and exploration of an instrument that seems to know no bounds.
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.
– Compositional approaches to the Didjeridu.
– Advanced harmonic techniques/Focusing on overtones.
– Polyrhythmic playing and complex rhythm cycles.
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.
Have you ever had the urge to design something that will be worn by thousands of shoeless drone fans?
Have you ever lost track of time in a sketchpad while your partner pours deep vibrations into the floorboards?
Have you ever considered that didge players just need a fresh look in this big ol’ world?
Well now is your chance to make a difference, because Didgeridoo Breath is holding a DESIGN-A-TSHIRT-COMPETITION and you are invited!!
We are calling out all artists to send us some of their finest ink – that we may print a tshirt to satisfy even the driest critic. The winners will be chosen by us down the pub one day and, will be toasted to, and each WIN A $500 DIDGERIDOO BREATH gift voucher!! Of course you will also get a free tee ☺
We will be awarding winning prizes to the designs that resonate the best, and there may even be a few winners. We would really like a few single-colour designs in the mix too!
Here’s how to do it:
: please choose up to 4 colours only (for full colour entries)
: must be original by the artist (your good self), but can be based on our logo if you wish (could be great!)
: should be well-suited to that good ol’ Didgeridoo Breath vibe
: your design is for the front of a classic tshirt, with a workable area of anywhere up to 30cm x 30cm
: please send initial entry to us in an average file size, and we will ask for it as big as we can get it if you are a lucky winner
: submission closing date for competition is 10th March 2015
: you may submit as many entries as you wish
: can be digitally designed or hand drawn so long as the lines are super clean and suitable for print
: send your design to [email protected] in .jpg or .pdf format complete with your name, and if you wish a bit about yourself & your design
By submitting an entry in the competition you grant permission for Didgeridoo Breath to display your artwork on our website, social media networks, and to be used on our new Tshirts commercially. You will be credited as designer on the product page for this tshirt (including a link to your portfolio/website if applicable)