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Ed Drury

About the Artist

Ed Drury is a composer and multi instrumentalist who writes music for film and television. He has performed in venues from Las Vegas at the Bellagio Casino to Folklife Northwest in Seattle.

Teaching Philosophy

His teaching focus is on the rhythmic aspect of languages and music. Ed believes that memorable, effective writing comes from mastery of the rhythms of language.

"Very balanced – he gave information, taught process, solicited participation and performance" --Principal, PPS

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Didjeridu and Aboriginal Folk Tales Less

Awakening Voices of the Dreamtime
In this residency, Australian Aboriginal folk tales are acted out through music and dance. Students construct their own didjeridus, learn playing techniques for the instrument and create songs and dances to animate stories. Award-winning composer Ed Drury guides student through this literary, artistic and cultural journey. Developed through the John F. Kennedy Center’s Seminar on arts-integrated residencies.

Additional Costs: Expect supply costs of around $1.50 per student and 1 materials prep hour per classroom session.

Travel Costs:Artist may charge for travel costs based on location.

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Keywords: Australia, multicultural, music, math, folk tale, singing, dance, Story Telling, Aborigine, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Didjeridu, Didgeridoo, History, Folktales
Residencies
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Less
Cost per session: $60.00
Maximum Audience: 30
Didjeridu – The Sound of Australia Less

Accomplished musician and composer Ed Drury introduces student audiences to the compelling sounds of one of the world’s oldest wind instruments, the didjeridu (called yidaki by its traditional owners, the Yolngu). Along with a demonstration of the two primary ancient forms and performances of selected original compositions written for the didjeridu, Ed blends storytelling and audience participation to encourage understanding and appreciation for the music, culture and language of the Aboriginal people who reside in remote parts of Australia.
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Travel Costs: For sites located more than 15 miles from downtown Portland, an additional mileage fee will be applied and is calculated using the IRS reimbursement rate.

Venue Requirements: Set-up time: 30 minutes. Strike time: 30 minutes Break between performances: 15 minutes. Can perform anywhere but prefers stage. Space dimensions: 10 x 10 ’. Students on floor with 3' wide aisle in the middle. First row should be 10’ from performer. Needs: 2 microphones and stands, 1 small table, 1 armless chair.

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Keywords: Australia, multicultural, music, Story Telling, Aborigine, Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Didjeridu, Didgeridoo, History, Folktales
Performances
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Less
Single Price: $320
Pair Price: $385
Maximum Audience: 250
Family Arts Night Performance Less
Single Price: $320
Maximum Audience: 250
Make Your Own Didjeridu Less

Younger students use fractions to convert units of measure and older students apply formulas for calculating frequencies and measurements as Ed Drury guides them through the process of making their own didjeridu out of plastic pipe and beeswax, then learning to play it!

Additional Costs: Expect supply costs of around $1.50 per student and 1 materials prep hour per classroom session.

Travel Costs:Artist may charge for travel costs based on location.

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503-225-5900
or e-mail us
Keywords: Australia, multicultural, music, math, Didjeridu, Didgeridoo
Classroom Workshops
K
1
2
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Less
Single Price: $80
Maximum Audience: 30
Family Arts Night Workshop Less
Single Price: $160
Maximum Audience: 30