Mark Atkins (musician)

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Mark Atkins
Mark Atkins at a festival in Maastricht, 2001
Background information
Born Albany, Western Australia
Instruments Didgeridoo

Mark Atkins is an Australian Aboriginal musician known for his skill on the didgeridoo, a traditional instrument.

Mark Atkins is also a storyteller, songwriter, composer and painter. He descends from the Yamatji people of Western Australia. He was the 1990 winner of the Golden Didjeridu competition. He has worked with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Hothouse Flowers, Marlene Cummins, Philip Glass, The Black Arm Band and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

In 2001 he collaborated with Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy Wandin and composer Philip Glass in the concert work Voices, performed at the Melbourne Town Hall and New York's Lincoln Center. The composition was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to relaunch the Melbourne Town Hall Organ.[1]

Mark was profiled in the television documentary "Yamatji Man" in 2003.


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  1. ^ Philip Glass, Voices for Organ, Didgeridoo and Narrator Archived 9 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Composed 2001, Philip Glass website, Accessed 1 November 2008

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