Doug King-Smith – World Musician and Wood Sculptor
Doug King-Smith is a professional musician and artist. He has been teaching people to sing harmonics since 1999, performed throughout the UK, and traveled in Mongolia to visit his singing teachers Maestro Tserendaava and Michael Ormiston. Workshops are both exceptionally good fun and practical, introducing people to this unique vocal technique of singing 2 notes at the same time, breathing techniques, bodywork, an introduction Mongolian culture, and meditative sound healing. World Music workshops include Mongolian Overtone Singing (Harmonics), Tibetan Singing Bowls, Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo (making and playing workshops), performances as ‘Khoomii Box’ (Mongolian overtone singing with Beatboxing), Mbira (Zimbabwean Thumb Piano.
Doug also works in wood. He makes sculptures using a chainsaw, and produces bespoke furniture, benches, signs, and buildings (saunas, outdoor meeting rooms etc.) His work has been commissioned for Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, The Little Veg Patch at River Cottage, for The Secret Garden Party, and South Devon Steiner School. You can see his work on the website www.woodshedcollective.co.uk a project he established in Totnes, Devon. Doug also teaches the art of Green-Woodwork, a traditional technique of carving and making using freshly felled timber. These workshops are good fun and rewarding.