Music description: Didge Beat Fusion
Tyler Spencer is a Didjeridu player and producer with over 20 years experience performing, teaching and making Didjeridu. He has performed internationally, and has collaborated with a variety of musical and performing acts. His music has also been showcased on movie and television work, most notably the HBO series “Dexter”. His solo performances incorporate live didjeridu with self produced beats and have been described as rhythmic, otherworldly and capable of transforming a captivated crowd into a dance party..
Playing and making Didjeridu is what I do. It's a necessary creative and spiritual outlet for me. When I was 15 years old, I found a sound I'd never heard before, but I somehow new it mattered. Through the serendipity of teenage boredom and a discarded metal tube in my parents basement, sea change occurred. I shared the discovery with my Dad and I first learned of the Didjeridu. Information and resources were scarce (a time that predated internet popularity). I then embarked on a solo quest of exploration and self-discovery. Over the last 22 years, I've enjoyed the experiences of making Didjeridu, performing solo, busking, playing in bands and exploring a variety of musical genres. I've been privileged to have traveled the world and met some amazing friends, elders, musicians, teachers (not the least of which, Djalu Gurruwiwi) and students who have inspired me in many ways. I'm very thankful for this...
Collaborations and accomplishments:
-Recorded album with Jazz quartet “Midnight Sun” self-titled album 2002
-Tyler Spencer Solo album “Didjeridu solos 1” 2003
-Tyler Spencer Solo album “Didjeridu solos 2” 2005
- Toured and recorded two albums with funk septet: Reeble Jar 2004-2008 “wow hall sessions” 2006 and “The didge cuts” 2008
-Toured with celtic tribal band: “the Wicked tinkers”. Album credit: “Wiskey Supper” 2007.
-Recorded with pacific northwest hip hop legends: Marv Ellis and Lafa Taylor. Album Credit: “M.E.L.T.” 2008
-Contributed the sound track to David Zuckers 2008 documentary: “Colors of a creative culture”
-Featured in LA Times newspaper article. 2013
-Contributed sound track in HBO series “Dexter”. Credit: season 7 ep. 4 and season 6 sound track. 2013
-Toured with and recorded with trio “Ruins of Ooah”. Credit: Self titled album 2009
-Tyler Spencer solo album: “Beetle cleaned skulls” 2009
-Tyler Spencer solo album: “Corridor” 2011
-Opening act for Micheal Franti and Blackalicious (gift of gab) . Cuthbert amphitheater 2007
-Performances with “The Everyone Orchestra” featuring Steve Kimock: 2006-2008
-Opening act for “Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band”: 2005
-Sold out shows performing with Reeble Jar at the Mcdonald theatre Eugene or.: 2007-2008
-Performances at a variety of major festivals in the U.S.
-Headlining performer at the world renowned "Oregon Country Fair Fire show" 2005-present
-Solo Album "Sonar" 2019