KYLE MAPLESDEN

KYLE MAPLESDEN
Kyle Maplesden has always been interested in the world’s indigenous peoples. He has
undertaken an intensive study into the traditional didgeridoo techniques employed
in Australia’s Arnhem Land area and the intricate imagery that adorns rock shelters
and bark paintings alike. He has visited Western Arnhem Land and North East Arnhem
Land’s Gove Peninsula where he studied with Djalu Gurruwiwi, expert didgeridoo
maker and ceremonial leader.
A renowned didgeridoo player, Kyle has performed and lectured at a number of institutions around the world and has taught didgeridoo playing for over 20 years from
beginner through to advanced traditional techniques. Workshops cover the history
of the instrument, basic techniques including circular breathing, tonguing and vocal
work and a focus on regional traditional playing styles in order to develop a working understanding of the elements involved in contemporary and traditional playing
styles.