The didgeridoo is an ancient instrument created by the Aboriginal people of Australia. It has many spellings and names, including didgeridoo, didjeridoo, yidaki, etc. Depending on the region of Australia, it may have different local names. It’s primordial tones are caused by buzzing ones lips into the instrument, which can be made of various materials, in addition to manipulating the diaphragm, vocal cords, mouth shape, tongue, etc. Traditionally, the didgeridoo is made out of Eucalyptus trees that have been hollowed out by termites and then carved and finished by a didgeridoo crafter. The didgeridoo has many accounts of when it was created. The Aboriginal people say that the didgeridoo has been around since the beginning of time. Some estimates place the didgeridoo at 40,000 – 50,000 years old. In modern times, the didgeridoo has spread throughout the world and has become a part of many genres of music. For more information on the didgeridoo, check out iDidj, an Australian database created by Guan Lim.
Jeremy uses the didgeridoo in his live performances, Sound Journeys, and well as on his album, Journeys. Jeremy’s passion for the didgeridoo led him to travel to Australia and live there for a year, learning more about Australia and it’s people.
Jeremy’s most recent didgeridoo recording can be heard on Brian Ernst‘s album Give Until It’s Gone, on the track Becoming.
The album is available on iTunes.