Peter Harper with digeridoo

Peter Harper with digeridoo

Friday, Sept 19, 2014
5:00 to 5:45 pm
MICA Stage

AND DON’T MISS THE PERFORMANCE BY HARPER & MIDWEST KIND ON THE SOUTH STAGE AT 7:00 PM!

 

A didgeridoo is a modern-day version of a traditional woodwind instrument developed by the Aboriginals (northern Australian indigenous people) around 1,500 years ago, which was primarily played to accompany religious rites, ceremonial dancing and singing. Today it is mainly played recreationally, and has expanded well beyond its native boundaries.  Part of its growing appeal is its ability to be played without the need to learn formal music theory, but as with any instrument, a skilled player can do far more. The fundamental drone note can be given character and color in a variety of ways, create patterns of sound and produce unique rhythms. Few can do this better than Australian Peter Harper!  (Click here for his full bio.)

Whether a current or potential player, a novice or veteran, or simply curious to learn more about a fascinating instrument, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Photo courtesy of performer