I’m playing since the end of the 1990’s. I perform, teach, give workshops and do some sound therapy’s.
I also am an organizer of the Swiss Didgeridoo Festival “Swizzeridoo”.
I was born in the Spring of 1986 in Tomar , a small city in the center of Portugal.
I play and experiment different musical instruments, but I developed my main musical work around the Didgeridoo and percussion .
When I was 20 years old I moved to Lisbon the capital of Portugal, where i began studying Sound, a subject that was very important to continue my musical work in different artistic backgrounds.
Was in 2008 that i discovered the APD (Associação Portuguesa de Didgeridoo) and the Didgeridoo Residence in Portugal, a place that forever changed the way i would see the Didgeridoo and Aboriginal art and Culture.
I’ve started playing Didgeridoo around 10 years ago actually ,I’ve been all that time getting to know better my musicality , with no expectations and no future plans besides loving the moment forever.
By this principles, i could gain will and motivation needed to improve my playability.
Over the time i came across wonderful Didgeridoo people around the World and i like to think that my influences are from all of those.
- Feel free to contact me for lessons and workshops, I have been teaching didg in various places, in Amsterdam at Aboriginal Art & Instruments, WMSA (World Music School Amsterdam), master classes at Didgeridooschool Rotterdam, and teaching workshops all over the world. I been playing since 1993 and I have performed with “3ple-D” (Holland), Tribal Dance (Israel), Loonaloop (Australia), Dj Tiësto and many more. Make sure to check out my website and connect with me on Facebook!
Hi, I’m Ortal and I’m a didgeridoo player and used to make didgeridoos in the past, Meeting this instrument changed my life and gave me a deep feeling and understanding of music and my breathing, I also think it really helped me with playing on the other instruments I play and love. I deliver workshops and lessons around the world and perform solo and with my band “ONOGANA”
I’m the co founder of this site and proud to be on a mission to make didgeridoo more accessible to the world !
Thanks for visiting the site and my profile,