2014-13

Jeremy Cloake Concert and didgeridoo playing workshop- THIS IS THE FINEST INSTRUCTOR AVAIABLE! Apr 25,26 2015

 Next Upcoming major event: Lewis Burns ‘A Trip To Australia’ August 14 2015

Last minute note for Jeremy Cloake and Randin Graves concerts and workshops this weekend:


If your interested in any of the classes just show up- there is always room. Sunday advanced class restriction is lifted- we will do a quick review before starting to allow you to join.
WE WILL BE CONVERTING TO AN INDOORS  HOUSE CONCERT DUE TO RAIN THIS EVENING

 Got an unusual micro-brew? Bring it along! See you at the concert!

Traditional Yidaki Workshops, Concert and Potluck Dinner with Jeremy Cloake

 Randin Graves with Percussionist Ray Conseur from Didginus

A rare event! In addition to Jeremy, his former colleague and our good friend Randin Graves will be coming and bringing several yidaki for sale that Jeremy sent recently from Yirrkala. Percussionist Ray Conseur from Didginus will also join in at the concert as Jeremy and Randin appear onstage together for the first time before turning the jamming over to the crowd. Two musicians, both former directors of the Yirrkala arts center: the stories will be flying!

Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 2015

Overnight camping available onsite or stay in Ayers Inn 6 miles away

 

 

Saturday Morning April 26:

 

Workshop 1. Introductory yidaki techniques. Saturday morning 10 - 12:30 (with break after 1 hour)  Beginners workshop with yidaki techniques, open to all levels. Workshop limited to 20 people.  Learn the ‘correct’ way to play! Workshop 1 (beginners) $60 suggested donation with option to extend 

 

Workshop 2. Introductory yidaki techniques and phrases. Saturday afternoon 1:30 - 4:00 (with break after 1 hour)  Beginners workshop with yidaki techniques and phrases, must have done the previous workshop as the information builds on that. Workshop limited to 20 people. Workshops 1 and 2 (beginners) $90 total suggested donation  with option to extend 

 

Believe me- after these classes you will want to extend into the next classes! No one teaches like Jeremy!

 

Potluck Dinner 5:00 (There is a Barons and Albertsons in Alpine)Our traditional potluck /concert begins about 5:00. Your invited to come just for the evening or to walk up and join us in these workshops. advance reservations not required, but suggested. Everything is by donation, including the concerts.

 

Evening Concert 7:00  40m- 1 hr

Jeremy will play yidaki, n'goni and taonga puoro. Randin Graves will be joining onstage

This will be an introduction for people to these instruments etc so a bit of talking discussion too and interacting with audiance.

 

Evening jam around the fire 8:00-11:00- indoors expected due to forcast rain

Sunday Morning:

Workshop 3. Yidaki phrases and composition. Sunday morning 10 - 12:30 (with break after 1 hour)  intermediate workshop with yidaki phrases and composition, must have done the previous workshop. Workshop limited to 15 people.

 

Workshop 4. Yidaki phrases, composition and style. Sunday afternoon 1:30 - 4:00 (with break after 1 hour)  intermediate workshop with yidaki phrases, composition and style, must have done the previous workshop. Workshop limited to 15 people.

 Workshops 3 and 4 $90 suggested donation. (must have studied the introductory workshop with me at some point as the information builds on that)

Or All workshops $150 suggested donation

 

Course requirements:

 

- If you have never studied with Jeremy then you must start with workshops 1 and 2, regardless of what you have learned about yidaki playing from other sources or your didjeridu playing skills

- If you have studied  with Jeremy before, you can attend the advanced workshops.

 

 

Options:

 

Workshop 1 (beginners) $60 suggested donation with option to extend 

 

Workshops 1 and 2 (beginners) $90 suggested donation with option to extend 

 

Workshops 3 and 4 $90 suggested donation (must have studied the introductory workshop with me at some point as the information builds on that)

 

All workshops $150 suggested donation

Prepay Donation Incentives: anyone who donates to help me get to the usa using Paypal before 5pm on the 17th April will receive a small piece of poumanu  New Zealand greenstone selected by me from New Zealand, my birth place.  I will tell people more about it in person. EVERYTHING IS BY DONATION

Everyone who books for all 4 workshops will additionally receive a  free tuition CD!

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click above to pay Jeremy directly from his website http://www.ngoni.org/#!yidaki-workshops/c1a0z

Please email warnerr@ididge.com so he can reserve your spot. 100% of proceeds go to our artists.

 

 Testimonials:

"Jeremy, just a thank you for such an unbelievable, articulate class. Even through sleep, my brain hasn't stopped for a second attempting to digest all that you taught. I have a whole new perspective, and approach with yidaki now, and for the first time in many a year, have this motivation to push further with what you showed. Thank you for your energy, your patience, and I won't let you down. Have a safe flight, and until the next class, take care brother. All the best." Zed, England.

 

"I found in Switzerland not only a genius player and teacher for yidaki, but also a man with a great charisma and the wisdom of three old medicine men, loving the nature and with his work and calling being the bridge between the past and the future and a bridge between the people – bringing them together with your wonderful music. I am very impressed of what you are doing and your attitude." Gisela, Germany.

 

"It is thanks to you, that I left the workshop totally inspired. This inspiration is still alive and it let me practice as often as it is possible. It was really refreshing that you did a lot of exercises with us - exercises that we somehow could manage. Your workshop was brilliant and it was a pleasure to have met you. Ka Pai and hopefully till next year. Best wishes." Hajo, Germany.

 

"Jeremy, I would like to say a big thank you once more for sharing your knowledge and precious lifetime with us. You’re a tremendous teacher with a heart to match that! The ember that was ignited in Belgium has become a bushfire in the Netherlands…" Gino, Belgium.

 

"Big Thanks Jeremy! As the last time I had the chance to meet you, it had a profound impact on my being. You have enriched me with many new tools for mass peace and love. Loved the yidaki courses, loved the n'goni and maybe to some surprise, have really found something in the porotiti and taonga pūoro in general. As the bird who needed his freedom, others have been made specifically for their 'owners' to set love free. Thanks again Jeremy! What a blessing! Take good care of yourself bro and hope to see you soon when the time comes around again!" Bennoit, USA.

 

"So super amped right now, your class always leaves me on a high!!!" Lucie, Aotearoa.

 

"Hi and thanks for an amazing afternoon! Just what I needed and I will be practising awaiting your return for the next n'goni day!" Sarah, Aotearoa.

 

"I think you're a kind of person that can change the world... Thanks again!" Allesandro, Italy.

 

"Fantastic! .. I may have even got those rhythms up to speed. Hey Jeremy, great day, well organised, good pace, and plenty to go home with.. very enjoyable.. My n'goni isn't an ornament anymore.." Ian, Aotearoa.

 

"London workshop on May 27th was truly amazing, you managed to keep my attention the whole day :) thank you for your dedication, knowledge and most important, the kindness for sharing it, you are truly a amazing person Jeremy :) and thats understated !!! now that I have your tutorial cd, I will be practising all the steps, until we meet next time. Take care my brother." David, Belgium.

 

"Hi Jeremy, short feedback to the workshop: It was the 3rd time for me in your workshop and it was not just a refresher, there were many new things for me to catch. I'd liked to have a 30min lesson with you as we had in the workshop in Stein am Rhein (2010), but maybe this time we were a little bit too much people for that. However, I truly thank you for all the energy you put in teaching/workshops. For me, practicing Yidaki has become joyful, every time. Your workshops have supported me strongly with that, thanks!" Beni, Switzerland.

 

"We finally got to experience Jeremy's class in the states!!! Ok... only a one day class. I cannot recommend him enough! Great teaching style." Warner, USA.

“I can say without any hesitation that you are the best Yidaki/Didgeridoo teacher I have had the good fortune to learn from and your workshop was high excellence.” Colin Goring, England.

 

Links etc:

 

Biography: New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist works as a musician, composer, musical instrument maker and teacher of music. He specialises in world musical instruments such as yidaki, n'goni, taonga poro, djembe and cajón. He values the natural environment, human potential, communication, uniqueness, innovation, learning and positive change. These values are evident in all he does.

 

For the past 13 years Jeremy has been teaching and performing internationally at concerts, festivals, museums, ethnomusicology schools and various other events. He often collaborates with animation and video artists for live performances. Jeremy has performed and delivered workshops throughout Europe, the UK, Iceland, Japan, Australia and the Pacific. He believes that music is the master language that we all share and has chosen it as the vehicle for his values.

 

Jeremy Cloake has an interesting and non-typical approach to music. His interests are within the process of matching multiple world musical instruments with specific intentions and composition structures congruent with his values. All of the instruments he chooses to play have what he refers to as integrity within their sounds: specific sound qualities that are unique in the way they can positively affect the listener.

 

He has studied Yolngu yidaki playing techniques with master yidaki players in Arnhemland for four years. He is regarded as one of the most skilled contemporary yidaki players in the world and is well known internationally as a performer and teacher of yidaki.

 

Since 1997, Jeremy has studied west African percussion under the direction of several west African griots. He has been involved as a percussionist for west African concerts and workshops in New Zealand since 1999. Through this study he has become a respected percussionist, n'goni player and teacher.

 

Jeremy is often involved in international recording projects as a musician, composer and sound engineer. He has extensive experience in recording, mixing and mastering obscure world instruments and often collaborates with other musicians for recordings. He has produced several of his own cds, Organic Dance Didjeridu in 1999, Transformation in 2004 and his latest recording, a tuition cd called Balanda Yidaki Dhukarr released in July 2008.

 

More recently Jeremy has mixed and mastered several world music recordings and has helped produce educational shows for the BBC learning zone shows 'art music and dance around the world.'

 

In addition to this, Jeremy is one of the finest carvers of taonga pūoro and is currently working on a scholarship to carve for marae and institutions in Aotearoa

 

Ok- where are you?

 

This is a family friendly event. Recommend that you you bring lawn chairs or blanket and flashlight.  Don’t step on sticks at night!

Kids are welcome. Swimming pool open to all but watch your kids. Swing set and sandbox for young ones.

You may bring a tent and sleeping bags and camp overnight so you can relax! Fire season is here so no open flames other than covered main fire pit. Like air conditioning? The Ayers Lodge in Alpine is only Six minutes away. Viejas has opened a new luxury hotel that is 15 minutes away with casino, amazing shopping, and restaurant offerings..  

Expected to be hot Saturday and Saturday and  cooler in mornings. Swimsuit highly suggested to cool off  and of course hats & sunscreen & lots to drink.

Bring your specialty- our foods tend to be unusually good- not the usual chips and such! We have a fire pit for barbecuing, A propane gas grill, microwave, stove, and oven along with refrigerator to store in so you can prep your Pot Luck meal.  There is an outstanding BARONS market in Alpine with an amazing selection of craft beers and a  phenomenal wine selection along with foods. Albertsons is in the upper part of Alpine: great seafoods, meats, etc.

Need a new didgeridoo or have one you would like to sell?  Bring them! Need a special AUTHENTIC N.E. ARNEMN LAND DIDGE- Jeremy is bringing the first to be imported in several years!

Didge vendors are attending.

 

Warners Ranch: about 35 min. from I8/I5 cell: 619-683-2637

Take I8 east or west to the TAVERN ROAD EXIT to Alpine- head south on TAVERN ROAD. Stay Right if your eastbound The ranch is 6.1 miles down Tavern road- it changes names to Japatul rd. 
At 100 feet BEFORE mile marker 13 on left is a dirt road with open chain link gates that looks like a prison. (Its in a VERY TIGHT BEND- BLUE address marker 19184) Stay to right going STRAIGHT ALL THE WAY TO VALLEY FLOOR. The ranch is just past the Spanish tiled roof house with a white barn. (signs will guide you- house number is 19184 but numbers in street out here ARE NOT IN ORDER!)

Print this map and you won’t have to ask for directions!

 http://recabaren.com/ididge/warnerranchdirections.pdf  

 

What a wonderful evening! We took a trip back to Arnhem Land that was well received as the Randy Randin showed us around the arts center he managed and talked to us about the amazing aboriginals he came to know and love. Fun concert with accompaniment of nice rhythms and sounds  by  Ray. Food was great- even down to the last meal to arrive... smoked salmon- YUM! 

Randin Graves and Ray Conseur

January 10 2015 4:59-9:59

Didgeridoo Workshop:- For players with at least some playing experience. Let's get rhythmic. Randin will get us all rocking out together, starting with some basic rhythm techniques and seeing where the flow takes us. This could include some complicated polyrhythm or odd time signatures, or perhaps Yolngu-style technique he learned while living in Arnhem Land.

 

 

 

 

Performance:  Randin's crossing over into "One Man Show" territory, telling the story of his journey with the didgeridoo, from United States suburbs to remote northern Australia and back again, playing appropriate pieces along the way. Instead of just sitting on stage and playing music, he puts on a more conversational event, fooling people into learning a few things while entertaining them. So come hear some didj music and learn a bit about where the instrument comes from and how it affected one white dude from San Diego.

Estimated times- our events are fluid but this is what we have in mind: Technique Workshop from 5:00 - 6:30 followed by potluck dinner and social time with group playing from 6:30 - 8:00 with a performance by Randin Graves at 8:00pm

 

As this is a residential area we need a firm stop time of 10:00pm outdoors.

Potluck as usual: We are known for having unusually good foods unlike most potlucks. Please prepare a delicious special dish to share.

Cost: our events are always free but we ask that you donate as you can so they can afford to travel to us and want to return. Your donations are all the compensation they recieve. Please consider giving $20 or more as you can. 

Don't forget your chairs and blankets for amazing outdoor performance.

The host has requested that this event is adults only.

http://www.randingraves.com

http://www.gingerroot.com/

 

Location: Pablo has graciously sponsored this event at his home at: Pablo’s House

Exit 15fwy at Via Rancho Pkwy, turn right drive approximately 1 ½ miles, Via Rancho will turn into Bear Valley, take the first right past San Pasqual High School at Mary Lane, drive approximately ¼ go past the white corral style fence and turn at Prince St., drive past the group of mail boxes on your right and take a hard left (if you fork to the left you will be going the wrong way), drive past the RV and array of solar panels the drive way will be on your left. You can park in the caul de sac type area near the mail boxes or come up the hill. Parking is limited so I recommend ride sharing. We will be setting up in the front yard where the performance will be (unless it’s raining). I will have canopies and tables setup. 

33° 4’33”N 117° 2’58”W
3584 Prince St.
Escondido, CA 92025

PercussionAndLungs@gmail.com

 Warners cell (619)683-2637 Pablos cell (760)815-5541

For those that need to travel for this event camping in the lower yard can be arranged. Please contact Pablo ahead of time on this.

Carpooling is recommended

It was an AMAZING CONCERT!  Pamela Mortenson

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Next Year!

PAMELA MORTENSEN

Friday October 17 2014

CONCERT & POTLUCK & WORKSHOP & DIDGE JAM

Our only Didgeridoo Concert of 2014

 

Dont miss it!

Friday in Alpine

 

Our first FRIDAY concert!

Gather for  Pot Luck Dinner 5:30

Time to set up camp (overnight camping is always fun) and gather for a pot luck dinner. Bring your specialty- our foods tend to be unusually good- not the usual chips and such! We have a fire pit for barbecuing, A propane gas grill, microwave, stove, and oven along with refrigerator to store in so you can prep your Pot Luck meal.  

Concert  at about 7:30

Pam will join us coming from Washington to demonstrate own unique style of playing this most unusual of instruments weaving , voice, diaphragm, intricate Middle Eastern and Eastern European rhythms with urban beats. What comes out of it are stories of modern magic and ancient mysticism, poetry, worlds that are within and without all mixed with a little light, a little dark and often with a touch of humor. Pam will also have copies of her latest album available for purchase. The concert is free and supported by your direct donations to the artist.We need to make it worthwhile for these great artists to travel to us! Please help out as you can with a $20.00+ donation as you can. Pamela make her living from the donations.

Workshop evolving into Jam around the fire about 8:30

Perfect for BEGINNERS through EXPERT

Techniques at all levels - breaking down techniques into doable accomplishments during practice. This will likely cover parallel playing as well or the art of layering sounds.Building rhythms and composition - how rhythms can be built into phrases to form a cohesive song. Practice techniques - what would be some good habits while the player sits down to practice. This would probably cover connecting with the instrument in a way to get a deeper and richer experience while playing.  We will run it almost like a master class where people can let me know where they are in their playing, where they would like to be so I have a sense of what they would like to accomplish. So far it's been very well received and pretty successful.  This should naturally flow into a Jam!

http://www.pamelamortensen.com

 

  • The schedule of events is only an approximation- these events follow there own time lines!

 

Recommend that you you bring lawn chairs or blanket and flashlight.  Don’t step on sticks at night!

Kids are welcome. Swimming pool open to all but watch your kids. Swing set and sandbox for young ones.

You may bring a tent and sleeping bags and camp overnight so you can relax! Fire season is here so no open flames other than covered main fire pit. Like air conditioning? The Ayers Lodge in Alpine is only Six minutes away. Viejas has opened a new luxury hotel that is 15 minutes away with casino, amazing shopping, and restaurant offerings..  

Expected to be hot Friday and Saturday and  brisk in mornings. Swimsuit highly suggested to cool off  and of course hats & sunscreen & lots to drink.

Bring your specialty- our foods tend to be unusually good- not the usual chips and such! We have a fire pit for barbecuing, A propane gas grill, microwave, stove, and oven along with refrigerator to store in so you can prep your Pot Luck meal.  There is an outstanding BARONS market in Alpine with an amazing selection of craft beers and a  phenomenal wine selection along with foods. Albertsons is in the upper part of Alpine: great seafoods, meats, etc.

Need a new didgeridoo or have one you would like to sell?  Bring them!

Didge vendors will be attending

 No one will be turned away! Donate as you can! Times are tough- we understand

email warnerr @ ididge.com

 

Carpooling is suggested- check out  our  facebook link  and offer or ask!

Warners Ranch: 619-683-2637

Take I8 east or west to the TAVERN ROAD EXIT to Alpine- head south on TAVERN ROAD. Stay Right if your eastbound The ranch is 6.1 miles down Tavern road- it changes names to Japatul rd.
At 100 feet BEFORE mile marker 13 on left is a dirt road with open chain link gates that looks like a prison. (Its in a VERY TIGHT BEND- BLUE address marker 19184) Stay to right going STRAIGHT ALL THE WAY TO VALLEY FLOOR. The ranch is just past the Spanish tiled roof house with a white barn. (signs will guide you- house number is 19184 but numbers in street out here ARE NOT IN ORDER!)
 MAP: http://recabaren.com/ididge/warnerranchdirections.pdf

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