Imagination, creativity and inspiration through music and soundscapes have always been a part of my world. It’s a way I can communicate and connect with others on a deeper and more magical level. I look into the river, into the space of that magic and mystery and hear the stories come through. Then I relate these stories through didgeridoo and other instruments or singing and bring them out to connect and communicate with people who love the deeper vibes of music. I love sharing these musical stories with listeners. It touches that space and higher qualities in them and I see the lights go on. And so the mutual sharing of warm vibes begins. I love that! I first learned I had these skills when I was very young and shared them with my family. It wasn’t long after that I started sharing them with friends and many others through performing and composing. It’s my own way to help bring a little peace and sonic nourishment to help foster a planet of happy humans.

~~~ "There is no music without the listener" ~~~

Currently based in Oregon, Pamela Mortensen started her journey playing and composing music at the age of six discovering the organ as her first instrument. She never looked back as she started down her path playing everything from old popular standard tunes to televisions themes. She taught herself by ear until the age of 17 when she took some of her first music lessons. Fortunately for Pamela, she connected with a teacher who saw her gifts and went about building on them to give her a rich palette of tools to work from for composing music. These skills have served her well composing works for all kinds of solo instruments and voice as well as for orchestra and choir. She graduated cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts and has since gone on to win several awards including two Seattle Artist awards from the Seattle Arts Commission in 1998 for Our Last Good-byes for orchestra and choir and 1999 for Harold’s Adventures based on the children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Now, after several incarnations as a 9-5 office worker, a visual artist and a piano and voice instructor, Pamela continues her magical journey adding several different instruments like the didgeridoo, Native American flute and frame drums to her rich palette of sounds to make music that is sometimes light, sometimes dark but always filled with inspiring tunes and sound. She is currently collaborating on music for a series of meditations, adding to her own catalogue working on her seventh album and sharing her experience with those who wish to explore their own potential through music and the arts. 

 

If you would like to work with Pamela, you can email her at didgegnome6@gmail.com

Awards

1982 - Distinguished Performance, Yamaha Electone Festival Youth Division

1998 - Seattle Artist Award, Seattle Arts Commission

1999 - Seattle Artist Award, Seattle Arts Commission

2004 - First Place, World Music, Yamaha AW16G Recording Contest

2005 - ASCAP Artist Award

 

Discography

Didge Ragas (2017)

Ta-ka Ta-ka (2016)

Gjellonden (2015)

12-Didgeridoo Solos (2015)

Doğum (2010)

TreeSpeak (2008)

Mosaic (2005)