German Didgeridoo and Cajon Drum player Mario Kostka dropped into Spirit Gallery for a visit as he travels through Australia.
Mario has been playing didge for over 15 years and the Cajon Drum for 8 years
A nice combination of sounds and instruments. Enjoy!!
William Thoren of WET didgeridoos and creator of the WET multi drone and drop tone didgeridoos paid us a visit on his recent tour and visit of Australia. It was great to have him in store and observe his unique talented playing style.
Will was in Australia touring with George Clinton as their photographer and performing as Gorangutang at the Australian shows.
For more information on Will and his many talents visit him at http://www.williamthoren.com/ or http://www.wetdidgeridoo.com/
Some of the footage from the 2013 Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival below.
Visit the Spirit Gallery YouTube Channel for individual performances from the Festival including Bruce Rogers, Ganga Giri and Breath. Enjoy!!
After our successful workshop last week, Mark Atkins was nice enough to give us a quick yet powerful demo for our YouTube channel.
He is using an incredible Brad Hagelstein didgeridoo in the key of E (part of the Spirit Gallery private collection!) Enjoy.
Some photographs from the Melbourne 2013 Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival. Videos coming soon!
After hours didgeridoo jam at Spirit Gallery. It’s not all about business here. We genuinely love the didgeridoo.
Hence these impromptu last minute didgeridoo gatherings, that are usually not recorded.
Throw in a bottle or two of red wine, courtesy of Liam (wearing the sunglasses indoors at 9pm) and things start to get noisy!
- Mark Atkins at Spirit Gallery Sydney.
Mark Atkins will be holding a didgeridoo workshop on the 5th of March at 6pm at Spirit Gallery Sydney in the Rocks. The workshop will be for intermediate to advanced players or for those who have at least mastered the art of circular breathing. The workshop will run for 2 hours and cost $50 with all funds going to Mark.
Mark is one of the most recognised didgeridoo players in the country. Mark is also recognised 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 for his skills as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker.
We already have 4 places booked and will limit the session to a maximum of 9 or 10. If you are interested send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store on 92475961 to book your spot.
Our good friend Shibaten was kind enough to drag all his equipment up to our store and give us a rare intimate performance with the full ensemble. Two videos of his favourite songs.
Shibaten has finished his 3 month stint in Australia and will now head to Singapore, Japan and possibly to Europe or the USA to continue his unique one man performance to audiences around the world. We expect his return to Australia in the next 18 months.
Want to know more about this highly talented energetic performer http://www.shibatenspirits.com
OR check him out on Facebook where he has a huge following https://www.facebook.com/shibaten
Scottish Born NZ based Kenneth Sand paid us a visit a few weeks ago. Kenneth has been teaching and playing didgeridoo for over 20 years and is one of those rare freakish players that is equally comfortable playing both traditional and contemporary didge.
He has studied Aboriginal music for years and also studied traditional crafting and playing under the great Djalu Gurruwiwi in North East Arnhem Land. He was authorised and requested by Djalu Gurruwiwi to share his experiences and knowledge to the rest of the world and encouraged by Djalu to continue teaching Didgeridoo to help foster awareness and respect of traditional Aboriginal cultures of Northern Australia.
Kenneth is also one of the few accomplished Bronze Age Horn players, having performed with both instruments regularly.
Kenneth formed the band “Resonance” in 1999, which led to him producing and recording the professional music CD called “Resonance-Organic Dance Didjeridu” which many people regard as one of the finest didgeridoos cd’s ever produced.
Definitely, one of our favourite store visits. Check him out!
Some beautiful Earl Clements didgeridoos have arrived including some amazing flared and bell end didges, all painted in the classic Western Arnhem Land style.
Earl is a hard working one man operartion. He is the didge cutter, crafter and the artist.
Check out some photos of Earl sweating away in Australia’s top end on a didge making expedition for Spirit Gallery.