BIO


Salil Subedi is a performance artist, a singer, a musician, a therapist, an advocate of nature and art, but is perhaps best known as Nepal's best didgeridoo player.

Salil Subedi pioneered a stylized form of didgeridoo playing as both a percussive and rhythmic instrument. In doing so, he further uncovered the versatile nature of this instrument.

Over the past decades, Salil explored the ancient wind instrument’s potential beyond music and employed it in theatre, performance art, sound art, and social art for educational, social and cultural causes.

Today its deep, healing sound fuses with Nepal’s traditional instruments through Salil's work with youth and rural communities. His performances and workshops use this musical diversity to nurture a “collective consciousness” in which we are only a small element.

The didgeridoo is an instrument developed by indigenous Australians over 1500 years ago made from eucalyptus tree trunks limbs hollowed out by termites. It provides the perfect pitch and tonality for a wind instrument.

Heavens & Earth: The Nepal Telescope Project

All events on this tour are held in support of Salil's latest work with the Nepal Telescope Project. It will provide adventurous educational and cultural programming for youth across Nepal and beyond. It was envisioned by a collective of artists, scientists, and elders as led by multidisciplinary artist & musician Salil Subedi. Together, we will help lead explorations of the wonders of the universe, nature, science, and the global condition. Download the one-page summary of the project here or learn more on the Donate Page.

Salil’s Work at a Glance