B i o g r a p h y

Francis is a multi-talented artist performing in a variety of genres, from ambient shakuhachi compositions to didjeridu combinations with other unusual Asian wind instruments, playing instruments from Japan, Laos, India, Indonesia, Thailand, North America, the Phillipines and Australia. He has received an Indonesian government scholarship to study traditional music in Java, studied shakuhachi with a Japanese shakuhachi master, and spent time with the Yolngu people of Arnhem land in learning the correct traditional techniques for the Yidaki (Didjeridu).His extensive experience with Asian Contemporary and Traditional performing Arts has contributed extensively to many Aesthetic and Community projects in Queensland and interstate for the past 20 years.