MIDDLE PATH features Seven Didjeridoos: 4 male, 3 female, all
Didjeridoo music master and holistic healer Paradiso recently
released his seventh album – MIDDLE PATH – featuring
the sounds of seven didjeridoos. The deep vibratory tones of the
didjeridoo on this Electronic/New Age crossover album shift listeners
into deep relaxation, subtly conveying its healing intention.
Paradiso is celebrating the CD with a series of performances
in Northern and Southern California throughout Spring/Summer 2008.
Perfect for relaxing or low-key entertaining, MIDDLE PATH is a
new Electronic/New Age crossover album featuring didgeridoo master
Paradiso on a full range of didjeridoos – both male and
female in nature – complemented with exotic instruments
such as drums, bells, Tibetan bowls, vocals, keyboards, percussion
and electronic instruments.
MIDDLE PATH is the seventh album for Paradiso (Paradiso Turturici),
who lives and performs in the San Francisco Bay Area, of which
he is a native. While it is impossible to fully replicate the
deep vibratory effect of a live didjeridoo performance, Paradiso
offers the next best thing with his variety of digital recordings
MIDDLE PATH is a melodic, hypnotic, and rhythmic musical ride,
a therapeutic album that works with the mind, body and spirit.
Paradiso’s gift with the didjeridoo was passed through to
him by various elders and mentors. His music has been described
as “an anomalous mix of organic and inorganic instruments
that when balanced create a therapeutic listening environment.”
(RJ Lannan, New Age Reporter, 2006).
Accordingly, Paradiso’s parallel pursuit of a spiritual
path has led to his current work as a sound therapist, massage
therapist and holistic health practitioner; his understanding
of the human body as a massage therapist has a profound effect
on his music productions, which utilize the highest levels of
sound quality to capture the vibratory nature of the didjeridoo.
Paradiso’s appearances range from the concert performances
to group and individual healing sessions and didjeridoo workshops.
He has refined a unique musical healing approach; in a safe, relaxing
environment, Paradiso “plays” the body with musical
vibration using the instrument for which he is best known, the
Didjeridoo, an indigenous instrument from Australia. Paradiso
owns over twenty didjeridoos, each producing a different sound
which he classifies as either male or female in nature. During
sessions, he chooses each intuitively, based on his sense of what
is needed in the immediate atmosphere or patient.
Of the seven didjeridoos played on MIDDLE PATH, Paradiso explains,
he uses his Didjeridoo (or “didj”) in the key of C
on the second track “Glistening Sky.” He explains
“This didj is made out of eucalyptus and it’s from
Australia; it’s traditional in that sense. This is a male
didj; it’s my raw baby. It has no artwork painted on it,
and is great for doing vocals and barks.”
Alternately, on Track 6, “Reincarnation Incoming”
he says, “I use didjeridoos in the keys of E and B; I also
used this B didj for the song Ocean’s Spirits. The didj
in the key of E is my favorite didj. She’s a female and
is made from agaves from Arizona, which is untraditional and unique.
It came to me through a client, whose friend had given it to her
saying only ‘Someone in California needs this didj. So she
gave it to me, and I love it.”
The intense vibration of the didjeridoo carries a sound current
that has reportedly helped people to heal themselves on various
levels. Some recipients of the healing session claim the entrancing
music has the capacity to shift them towards their life purpose,
their passion, and that it can balance the body and release negative
As Paradiso puts it, "Spirit plays through me!" He
adds, "I believe music can heal the mind, body and spirit
and liberate us. My vision is to inspire all of us to rediscover
our oneness with each other, with our environment, and with all
of creation through music."
For a current list of performances and workshops, please see
the Press EPK at www.sonicbids.com/paradiso