AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.
Jerry Walsh started playing the didgeridoo in 2011 utilizing the instrument’s deep drone and conscious breathing in efforts to access deeper levels of meditative awareness and spiritual connection. Jerry has since developed a love for the instrument’s musical and healing capabilities, frequently performing in shamanic circles and developing highly experimental rhythms. Jerry spent a year in 2010-11 traveling through India, Nepal, and the Kingdom of Bhutan studying art, eastern religion, and sociology. Jerry currently lives in Brooklyn, New York at Golden Drum, a spiritual community with a focus on sacred traditions and is a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey and Sacred Arts Research Foundation.
Born in California, Tyler Sussman attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied psychology in addition to music. He became fascinated with the mind/body connection and music’s impact on the psyche. Tyler moved to New York City in 2008 and founded the Didge Project in collaboration with AJ Block. In 2009, Tyler produced the brainwave entrainment recording entitled “Didgeridoo Meditation: An Odyssey through Consciousness.” In 2011, Didge Project released an jazz/world fusion of original music entitled “As One.” Tyler’s self titled original music debut with his own band “WawaAlchemy” was released in 2014. Tyler has created soundscapes in collaboration with yoga teachers in since 2008 and has performed at Wanderlust Festivals in California, Vermont and Oahu. Tyler works extensively with vocalist Aya creating soundscapes for yoga and meditation. Aya and Tyler released a record entitled “Oshuns of Love” in 2015 and host a weekly Sacred Soundbath Meditation at ISHTA Yoga NYC. Tyler currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Joe Moffitt is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music teacher, and choir director based in the NJ/NYC area. His journey in music began with Western classical piano music, along with playing hymns and songs in church. His practice has since grown to include a wide range of instruments and traditions. Some of these include Yoruba and Malinke folk music of West Africa, Indian classical, and Native American song and chant. Part of his recent explorations involve incorporating and translating these styles onto the landscape of Western keyboard instruments. His greatest teachers of sound are birds and insects, with special mention for his friends the ocean and wind.