Mark Atkins To Hold Didgeridoo Workshop

The workshop will be held from 6:30 A.M. to 8:30 PM at Didgeridoo Breath's location at Fremantle. Those who want to be part of this need to get a ticket at $40 per head. They can go directly to the shop or call the ticketing office on 08 94306009.

Mark Atkins, known as one of Australia's best didgeridoo players, will hold a workshop in Didgeridoo Breath Fremantle on September 28, 2012.

The Mark Atkins Intermediate Workshop will be a didgeridoo workshop in a higher level. The students are required to master the circular breathing before the event.

Mark Atkins is well-known not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world because of his projects together with internationally recognized musicians and composers. He is not only a didgreridoo master player but he is also a composer, instrument maker, percussionist, storyteller, and visual artist.

As a didgeridoo player , Mark has the ability to create wonderful music out of natural sounds such as desert sound, by incorporating didgeridoo music into them. He can play ethnic chants from his ancestors, the Yamitji people of Western Australia, and polyphony in astounding rhythm. He can create a variety of of vocal interjections through playing different didgeridoos. His musical masterpieces are usually used in theatre productions, dance performances, and orchestra presentations.

Mark was one of the founders of the band "Kooriwadjula" (BlackFella/WhiteFella in English), a cross-cultural band in the 80's. He has performed in different parts of Europe, such as in Ireland, England together with the London Symphony orchestra. He is a favorite performer at music festivals in other European countries. In 1988, he has been a resident artist at Wicked Sticks Gallery at Clarion Music Center. He has released his latest album with Janawirri Yiparrka, the "Ankala: Rhythms from the Outer Core", which is under the World Network Records.

Mark, in his workshops, does not only focus on teaching skills, but he and the rest of contemporary didgeridoo players have the goal of imparting the knowledge of the instrument's origin.

"In our performances and workshops we're continually challenged to educate the growing audience of didjeridu enthusiasts. We like to put the instrument in a cultural context telling people where it's from originally, how it is used traditionally to accompany singing and dancing and how we use it today. We share what we can of our culture. We hope that didjeridu players will take the time to learn about the instrument and who we are as Aboriginal people." (http://www.didjeridu.com/wickedsticks/voices/atkins.htm)
Mark Atkins Intermediate Workshop is a great opportunity for those who want to master didgeridoo music to learn from one of Australia's best didgeridoo performers. With Mark's style of mentoring, students will surely improve their didgeridoo skills in a fun and playful way.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 A.M. to 8:30 PM at Didgeridoo Breath's location at Fremantle. Those who want to be part of this need to get a ticket at $40 per head. They can go directly to the shop or call the ticketing office on 08 94306009 for booking.

This workshop is supported by the Didgeridoo Breath's team of also talented didgeridoo players.