Mark Atkins (musician)
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Mark Atkins at a festival in Maastricht, 2001
|Born||Albany, Western Australia|
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, 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.
Mark was profiled in the television documentary Yamatji Man in 2003
- Didgeridoo Concerto 1994.
- Plays Didgeridoo 1995.
- Didgeridoo Dreamtime ARC Music, 1999.
- The Sound of Gondwana: 176,000 Years in the Making (compilation), Black Sun Music/Celestial Harmonies 1997.
- The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music (compilation), World Music Network.
- City Circles.
- Ankala : Rhythms from the outer core World Network.
- Ankala & World Orchestra : Didje Blows the Games World Network.
- Creeper Vines and Time Maguari Productions.
- Didge Odyssey 2006.
- The Reason To Breathe 2006.
- The Bushman" 2010 (Independent Release).
- Dreamtime ARC Music, 2011.
- Extended Mark Atkins profile at the Australia Council
- Mark Atkins discography at MusicBrainz
- Yamatji Man – documentary
- Didge Solo Live 2012 Live at The Gnaraloo Shearing Shed – 2012