I am passionate about playing and teaching didgeridoo. Currently, I live, work, teach and play in Vancouver, BC, Canada where I meet with students privately in person and via Skype, offer interactive demonstrations, and perform with the world fusion collective Naad as well as other DJs and musical projects.
The meaning may or may not be obvious. My connection to it is multifaceted. Not only are breath and wood ultra important for didgeridoo playing, but the way they transform each other is really magical. The first time my teacher played for me during our first lesson, I had the feeling that his human voice and breath were being transmuted through this beautiful hollow piece of wood/earth into something much more mystical/spiritual/otherworldly, and I was transfixed. That first moment changed me.
A Collector of Sounds
The didgeridoo catapulted me into the Vancouver world music scene, and I was soon being invited into collaboration with a range of incredible musicians, from Alcvin Ramos to Pepe Danza. The world fusion duo Naad invited me to join them, and we become a trio. Jubiloso, Bells of Concordia even invited me to Edmonton to perform a number of pieces with them.
I quickly branched out into other instruments including the native flute, jaw harp, and percussion such as the asalatos, caxixi, djembe, cajon and udu. A brief stint working at Gandharva Loka, the world music store on Granville Island, introduced me to gongs, the sansula, chimes, and a range of otherworldly sounds.
Happiest When Playing
Now I enjoy playing for yoga classes, sound journeys, concerts and festivals of all kinds, with performances ranging from the BC Buddhist Festival to Starbelly Jam in the Kootenays, Luminosity and Blessed Coast in Squamish, and many more to come.
And of course, I absolutely love teaching! Helping others learn to play gives me immense joy.
Here are a few clips from past performances, whether impromptu or planned…
Improvisation with Alcvin Ramos, Shakuhachi Master