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Exploring the deep worlds of sound with didgeridoo. Under water, under stone, under stars telling stories old and new, Pam guides you through ambient worlds of magic weaving Middle Eastern, urban and yet to be heard rhythms. Her wooden companions speak softly, boldly, sweetly and oldly moving through moods that are sometimes light, sometimes dark and sometimes have a touch a humor.
In 2005, this simple hollow stick started revealing its true complexities to Pam, drawing her into many worlds. These worlds are now expanding beyond didgeridoo to include singing, keyboard and the voice of the drum.
In 2005, didgeridoo artist Pamela Mortensen found her way to storytelling through a simple hollow stick. Since then, she has developed her own unique style of playing this most unusual of instruments weaving , voice, diaphragm, intricate Middle Eastern rhythms and 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.
There is no question about her devotion and passion for this instrument. Her exploration of sound is ever widening, taking in the inner cosmos of the didgeridoo and the stories of outer and inner worlds, drawing them all together in songs that reveal themselves willingly through her magical tubes . Listeners delight, dance and move with her through wooded places and desert spaces that reveal tales of wandering mystics, ancient stalagmites and dragons that fly for the shear joy of it.
Some of her collaborations have been with guitar player Edward Zincavage, The Sacred Fire Flute Ensemble, drummer and percussionist Alexandra Be and video artist and poet VJ Tasara. The latter has resulted in the mesmerising show Speaking from Spaces which debuted in Seattle, Washington in November, 2009. This hour long performance presented audiences with a world of light and shadow with the didgeridoo taking listeners on a journey through many worlds. She continues work with Alexandra Be and VJ Tasara in collaborative efforts around the Seattle and Puget Sound area in addition to performing solo shows around the Western US.
In October 2010, she released her second full length didgeridoo album "Doğum," which is a collection of mostly solo pieces on didgeridoo with some "surprises here and there." The album is already garnering her attention and is placing her amongst the rising stars of the didgeridoo world with some stellar solo playing and storytelling. Both Doğum and her first full length didgeridoo album "Treespeak" are available as a CD or for download at www.pamelamortensen.com or Bandcamp.com