People come to the didgeridoo for many reasons, most of which I see connected to healing. Players benefit from the many therapeutic benefits of the instrument: deeper breathing, expanded lung capacity, greater sense of rhythm. Listeners have access to a whole dimension of sound that is not often provided in our modern world. The ancient [...]
On May 18, a group gathered in New York’s Central Park to play didgeridoo with Didge Project. Led by AJ Block and assisted by Tyler Sussman, Jerry Walsh and Dima Klim. Photos by Altug Icilensu, www.altugicilensu.com For the latest information on didgeridoo classes in NYC visit www.didgeproject.com
Friends Academy in Long Island, NY was thrilled when I told them we could make didgeridoos for every student to learn to play on and keep. In one day I worked with the kindergarten and sixth grade to make one hundred didgeridoos using nothing more than plastic pipes, beeswax, and decorative markers and tape. All [...]
Live at PachaMama, Costa Rica, January 25, 2012 AJ Block – didgeridoo and keyboard Manuel yu Wei (Argentina) – flute (http://soundcloud.com/manuel-yu-wei) Jeffrey Loria (Costa Rica) – congas Nispar Mohr (Germany) – percussion (Pachamama) PachaMama is an international community of consciousness in the heart of the Costa Rica rainforest. Visit http://pachamama.com
I often perform on these two instruments simultaneously, especially in acoustic settings and yoga classes. Featured here with Tyler Sussman (flute) and Tripp Dudley (tabla).
This is the trio I have been working intimately with since the inception of Didge Project. I play didgeridoo and keyboards (at the same time) while Tyler Sussman plays sax and flute and a third member plays drums or percussion. Here David Ashkenazy lays down the beats.
As a guest performer with the MSU Choir I was also invited to teach a masterclass for a number of music students. It was amazing working with wind instrumentalists, some of whom were able to pick up circular breathing during this class.
L.A. Outback is likely one of the best didge stores in America and I have had the privilege to visit and demo their didges on a number of occasions. Here’s a little piece I did in the tiki hut while playing my Woodslide.
It was an honour to participate in 3 performances of Sarah Hopkins‘ composition “Honour the Earth” with the Montclair State University Singers, directed by Dr. Heather J. Buchanan. This performance was at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island in February of 2012.
Welcome to Groovyland was a stellar event spearheaded by my dear friend, singer/songwriter Adam Collett. I am very grateful to have been a part of the magic.