- I’m a life long musician
- I make, play and LOVE didgeridoo
- Experimenting with sound is what I live for
- I love sharing what I’ve learned
- I love connecting with people
- I’m a ham
The Longer Version
The journey of a musician often begins with the lighting of a fire inside which then manifests itself in sound. It’s then that the musician becomes the conduit for which the connection to the Kosmos can come through. Often times, the musical instrument chooses the musician to be the tool they can use to produce sound. And sometimes, that musical instrument can be something very unexpected.
Award winning artist, Pamela Mortensen has had a long and very colorful career in music that began at the age of six with the organ. This first love led her to a lifetime of sound synthesis through digital synthesis, singing, found sounds and composition but nothing prepared her for the didgeridoo. In 2005, this seemingly simple hollow stick entered into her life and set her on an unexpected path. Seeing the didgeridoo as an organic synthesizer, she weaves voice, diaphragm, intricate Middle Eastern and Eastern European rhythms with urban beats to tell tales of modern magic and ancient mysticism, poetry and darklight worlds that are within and without all mixed with rich hues and sometimes a touch of humor.
This vocation has taken her through collaborations with Egyptian tabla player George Sedak, Cittaflow, Edward Zincavage, Alexandra Be, Sacred Fire Flute Ensemble and video artist and poet VJ Tasara. The latter has resulted in the mesmerizing show of sound and light Speaking from Spaces in 2009 . Her other adventures have included graduating from Cornish College of the Arts, recording for Bear Creek Studios, teaching piano, voice and didgeridoo at Moore Brothers Music and performances through the West Coast of the US, Europe and Canada and winning the Seattle Artists Award in 1997 and 1999 Yamaha’s Recording Artists Award in 2004 and ASACP’s New Artists Award in 2005.
For a downloadable Press Sheet or Press Kit please click links below:
Mosaic (2005) My first album! You’ll hear me singing, playing and experimenting like crazy here.
Didgeridoo Sampler (2006) – I had the audacity to put this out only a year after learning how to play didge.
Treespeak (2008) – A collection of didge pieces that are colorful like a box of crayons
Doğum (2010) - Tales of old and new told through the deep/light sounds of didgeridoo.