Musicians

Alan Dargin

Origin
Lake Evella region in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Genre/styles
Avant-Garde
About

Alan Dargin died on 24 February 2008 from a brain haemorrhage aged 40.

His final album, MRD, was issued posthumously.

I can make it talk, I can make it sing / Can make it do anything. / Didj, Didj, Didjeridu. — Alan Dargin, 'Bloodwood Log'

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Bloodwood - The Art Of The Didjeridu

Released
24 June 1994
Tracks
  1. Virtuoso Didj
  2. Storm Warning
  3. Gaia
  4. Going To Town
  5. Fantastic Plastic
  6. Bloodwood Log
  7. Hitchhiker's Nightmare
  8. Open Road
  9. Trinity
  10. Anthem
Notes

Alan Dargin with Michael Atherton.


Reconciliation - Two Stories in One

Released
July 1994
Tracks
  1. Reconciliation
  2. Polite Conversation
  3. Over The Road
  4. Bis
  5. Don't Wake 'Im
  6. Jalopy
  7. Sticks
  8. Michael Dwyers Tribute
  9. Kerry Polka
  10. Ponytail Reel
  11. Na Miola Mora
  12. Lilting Horns
  13. Heavy Load
  14. Jiggery Didj

DidgeriDuo

Released
19 July 1996
Tracks
  1. Original traditional techno
  2. Bush walk
  3. Pedal to the metal
  4. Flooded river
  5. Didge talk
  6. Heading home
  7. Tracking
  8. Billabong camp
  9. Desert nights
  10. Outback highways
  11. Zoom
  12. Croc swamp
Notes

Alan Dargin with Gary Thomas.


The Sound Of Gondwana: 176,000 Years in the Making

Released
1 January 1997
Tracks
  1. The Call
  2. Crossings
  3. Forest Light
  4. Dance This Time Around
  5. The Emu & the Dog
  6. Dreamtime In the Meantime
  7. Mouthmusic
  8. Cave Drawings
  9. Mungari
  10. Hand Stencils
  11. Roo
  12. My People
Notes

Alan Dargin, David Hudson, Mark Atkins & Matthew Doyle.


MRD

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Released
April 2008
Tracks

Sorry, no tracklisting available.

Notes

MRD features collaborations with legendary musicians such as Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, and many other virtuosos duetting with didgeridoo on instruments as varied as guitar, steel drums, keyboard, Chinese flute, trumpet, electric bass, and voice.

This is Alan Dargin's final album, issues posthumously.


Cross + Hatch: Didjeridu + Percussion

Released
March 1998
Tracks
  1. Virtuoso Didj
  2. Ketuk
  3. The Call
  4. Sunshower
  5. Afrodidj
  6. Forest Light
  7. Crossings
  8. Storm Warning
  9. Ginjunggang

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Alan Dargin, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/alan-dargin>, retrieved 18 October 2019

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