Ed Drury is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, writer and teacher who uses world instruments, synths and computers to create sound tracks for film, radio and television.
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Ed Drury is a multi instrumentalist, composer, teacher, instrument maker and author. Classically trained as a trumpeter, Ed traded his trumpet for an electric guitar and was a well known side man and session musician on the west coast for the better part of the 1970's. In 1976, growing tired of road life, Ed returned to school and took an associate degree in Respiratory Care. For more than ten years, music took a back seat while he branched into various roles in health care. He quit his hospital job in 1989 to pursue his first love, the study of various traditional music forms from around the world. Today he combines his experience with classical music and his love for traditional music forms by composing music inspired by his world travels and training as a healer.
Studying with almost anyone who will accept him as a student, Ed attempts to finance his quest through teaching, writing and performing. Ed has studied with Aboriginal didjeridu master David Blanasi and world musician Stephen Kent.
Ed lives in Portland Oregon where he teaches, performs and records. Ed has performed with Francis Firebrace-Jones, a Yorti Yorti story teller, with Australian Folk Musician and songwriter Clancey Dunn, Jawighe, Michael Stirling, Jawihge, Randy Graves, Stephen Kent, Dave Crowder and Land of the Blind.
1993 The Healing
1994 Living Light
1994 Beginners Heart
1995 Learn to Play the Didjeridu
1997 Australia, Always Wanted to Go
1997 Galila on Didjeridu Planet
1997 Learn to Play the Dijeritube Didjeridu Video
1998 Yael on Didgeridoo USA
1998 Squael and Duet in D on Didjeridu Planet II
1999 Sound Track on "When the Stars Came Dreaming" Animation by Jean Poulot
2000 Wanga released on efolkmusic.com
2000 Guardian Angel CD Released on mp3.com
2000 Dancing Alone CD Released on mp3.com
2001 Didgital Output CD
2001 East of Now CD Didjeridu with sounds from the middle and far East.
2001 Didjeridu Solos A collection of 15 solo didjeridu tracks.
2002 Wetlands Everything from ambient to techno and between.
2002 Mixology of Didjeridu Electronica mixed with didjeridu.
2002 Wooden Prayers Native American Flute songs for the Earth.
2002 Sound track for Weekend Explorer episode "Laughlin".
2002 Feather on the Beach
2003 Songs from the Man Made Lake.
2003 Didjeridu Solos Vol 2
2003 A Swan's Song
2003 Sound track for Best of Weekend Explorer PBS television.
Mostly at music festivals, concerts and gatherings. (see )
There are so many. I tend to be easy to please and like all forms of music. Along the lines of what I do, I like Stephen Kent, Steve Roach and Inlakesh to name a few.
A room full of world instruments, a Roland 880 recording deck, Mackie Mixer, Korg Triton LE and on the computer I use Acid Music 5.0, Live 2.1 and Cool Edit 2000.