by Pamela Mortensen

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Dogum is the Turkish word for birth. I used it because it seemed to be the perfect word to describe the creative process of a crafting an album of songs. I love the creative process and am fascinated on how things come together when an artist lets the process flow. For me, these ten songs flowed right into an eclectic album.

Dogum draws inspiration from many different genres of music so no two songs sound alike. From the snappy jazz improvisation of Why Not? to the deep cavernous ambient sounds of Stalagmites, this album reflects my interest in exploring the facets and versatility of didgeridoo and has allowed me to flex my songwriting muscles for an instrument that is not the easiest to compose for.

I hope you enjoy Dogum as much as I did making it. Many thanks to those who have downloaded it. Your support means a lot! Oh, and if you really like the music, help spread the word by telling your friends.

Many thanks!!


released July 27, 2010

Pamela Mortensen - didgeridoos, keyboard and hand percussion

This album was lovingly recorded and mixed at Pamela Mortensen's private studio.

All tracks recorded using Rodes NT55 microphones, Cakewalk Sonar and a whole lotta fortitude for experimenting.
All tracks recorded live except for overdubs on tracks 1, 5 and 7

Many thanks to Tim and Betty Feetham for lending of the beautiful A didge on "Stalagmites": to Dubravko Lapaine for his presence, love and energy: Lisa for her extraordinary support and faith: Brother John, Chad Butler, Brad Evans for their encouragement and support: Tom, Ken, Susan, Tim, Gary, Tasara and Bill for being a creative and inspiring group. And to you for your support.

Thank you




Pamela Mortensen Portland, Oregon

Musician, composer acoustic adventurer and part time mad scientist. Weaving didgeridoo, a battery of hand percussion, voice, stomp box and imagination for an thrill ride through rhythm and organic sound synthesis.

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Track Name: Friend
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Track Name: Wise Are We
I take your hand
You guide me
You speak through me
I listen

You choose me
to breathe for you
so, I am your breath

You are many voices
merging with mine
to merge with the next
making one voice

you open awareness
I am your lake
Accepting, reflecting
Listening, learning
Being as you have been

I am your channel
so others may hear
as you whisper
"wise are we."