L.A.Outback is stoked to host Jeremy Cloake
for his first workshop in the U.S.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This is our first event since moving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, CA. Tickets for Jeremy's workshop are already selling and space is limited! The workshop will be held at our home-based didgeridoo shop just 5 min. from downtown Palm Springs. Jeremy is doing a 3 hour introductory class at 11 AM, and a 3 hour advanced course at 4 PM. There will be enough time in between both courses for lunch, socializing, yidaki and didgeridoo shopping (Jeremy's bringing new yidaki direct from Yirrkala).
Water and snacks provided. Please bring something like a yoga mat, pillow or your favorite folding chair if you have one. Some chairs, blankets and pillows available for those who don't. See you very soon!
Introductory Yidaki Course:
11 AM, February 23, 2013
This course is suited for all levels of yidaki playing although it is beneficial to be competent with cyclic breathing. The content includes practicing the many individual sounds that Jeremy uses in his playing and multiple ways in which the sounds can be put together to make different types of rhythms. Many practice rhythms are taught and lots of practical distinctions are made. This course gives people all the resources needed to develop their own yidaki playing style. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome, limited to 20 participants. Usually $130, special discounted first visit price of $90!The Advanced Yidaki Course:4 PM, February 23, 2013This course is limited to people who have done the introductory yidaki course as the information builds on that. The content centres on phrases, composition and timing. Different rhythm structures are examined and multiple practice rhythms are taught and developed in this course. Many useful composition and listening principles are also taught. These principles are very useful in refining playing techniques and style development. Both men and women are welcome, limited to 20 participants. The total duration is around 3 hours, depending on the size of the group. Usually $130, special discounted first visit price of $90!About Jeremy Cloake
New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Cloake works as a
musician, composer, musical instrument maker and teacher of music.
the past 10 years Jeremy has been teaching and performing didgeridoo
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.
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
has studied Yolngu yidaki playing techniques with master yidaki players
in Arnhem Land 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.
Testimonials of Course Attendees:
"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."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.