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Johanni Curtet
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Meïkhâneh en concert à Paris! at Centre Mandapa

September 27, 2014 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Meïkhâneh (musiques du monde - Rennes) 27 septembre 2014 Centre Mandapa, Paris 13e20hTarifs: 16€/12€/8€Réservations: 01 45 89 01 60 En 2014-2015, Meïkhâneh est coproduit et accompagné par La Péniche Spectacle (Rennes), Le Pôle-Sud (Chartres-de-Bretagne) et soutenu par Le Forum (Nivillac).« Meïkhâneh prend le train, monte à cheval, et use ses trois paires de bottes sur des kilomètres de chemins. Meïkhâneh invente un paysage hybride et singulier où l'on se laisse emmener jusqu'à « la…See More
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Mongolie, l'art du höömij at Péniche Anako

February 16, 2014 from 11am to 2pm
Brunch EthnomusiKaLe höömij, ou chant diphonique, permet à un soliste de réaliser plusieurs sons simultanément avec sa voix. Cet art vocal fascine et intrigue. Chercheur et musicien diphoneur, l'ethnomusicologue Johanni Curtet travaille sur cette pratique depuis 10 ans. Ses recherches portent sur les techniques de chant diphonique, l’histoire (origines, spectacularisation, patrimonialisation) et la transmission globale du höömij en Mongolie. Il vient de soutenir une thèse intitulée La…See More
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Phd defense on mongolian höömij transmission, ethnomusicology and history at University of Rennes 2

November 12, 2013 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 13:30 at the University of Rennes 2 , Johanni Curtet will defend his thesis in musicology entitled "The transmission of höömij, an art of vocal timbre : the ethnomusicology and history of mongolian overtone singing".Location and access : Thesis Room , The Presidency Building (7th floor) , Campus Villejean, Place Recteur Henri Le Moal , Rennes, France. Metro: Stop University of Rennes 2 .The dissertation committe will be composed of: Hervé Lacombe ( Professor,…See More
Nov 3, 2013

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About me:
Ethnomusicologist, Ph.D., specialist of mongolian höömij
Associate researcher at University of Rennes 2, France
Höömij teacher
Musician, höömij and throat singer
Artistic Director of Routes Nomades' association
As a band we are:
-Höömij with Tserendavaa & Tsogtgerel since 2006
-Meïkhâneh (trio)
-Urbi & Orbi band
Höömij, Harhiraa, Throat singing, Guitare, Tovshuur, Dombra, Garaya, some Percussions, and some Guimbardes
Mongolian and Tuva "traditionnal" musics, Titi Robin, Lo'jo, Ali Farka Touré, Vincent Segal...

CD Releases

Tserendavaa & Tsogtgerel

"Xöömij Overtone Singing from Mongolia"

CD/DVD 3017742- Buda Musique/Routes Nomades, 2008

Field Recordings, Photos and Booklet: Johanni Curtet




You can order it on this link:



Dörvön Berkh

"Four Shagai Bones, Masters of Overtone Singing"

CD PAN 2100 - Pan Records/Routes Nomades, 2010

Recordings, Photos and Booklet: Johanni Curtet


NEW CD - February 2012

EP 6 TRACKS - autoproduction
Recorded in "La Caisse à Musique", in La Fonderie (Le Mans, France)
Recordings, Mix and Mastering by Hervé De Caro (Music-Avenue)

Meïkhâneh is a world music band from Rennes (Brittany, France). It's Three musicians, gathered with the idea of making an "imaginary folklore", by putting together different traditional influences.

The voice goes up to fado, blues, East Europe, or Mongolian overtone and throat singing. The guitar sounds inner-asian, classic, African and so on. The percussions remind us Iranian, Indian and East European rhythms.

The word Meïkhâneh comes from Persian poetry and means "Wine House".

We have also a project with Uuganbaatar Tsend-Oshir, a mongolian counter bassist, from Nurnberg, who plays with Egschiglen.

Together, we created a show, "Meikhaneh & Uugan" in summer 2011, in La Distillerie Art House (Bulle, Switzerland) for a very special event about Mongolian art, called "The Guardians of the Wind". We played this show one more time in January 2012, in Quévert, in Brittany, for the "Violin Festival".

We will also play together in Rubrouck (Near Lille, North of France), during the "Week of Mongolia in Flandre" Feast, on May the 20, 2012.

You can listen it or order the CD here:http://www.myspace.com/meikhaneh

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:38am — — 1 Comment

Meïkhâneh - my trio project page on MySpace

Meïkhâneh Here is a link on my trio project's page: myspace.com/meikhaneh…



Posted on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am —

French Ethnomusicology Society Network

Here is my page www.ethnomusicologie.fr/userprofile/122

on the French Ethnomusicology Society Network

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At 4:26pm on December 18, 2010, Rowan Lee Hartsuiker said…

Hey Johanni,

how are you?

I tried to meet you with Andrew Colwell last July in Ulaanbaatar,

unfortunately you were too busy with work. We surely meet next time!

Greetings from Holland,



At 9:19pm on April 15, 2008, Tran Quang Hai said…
Cher Johnni,
Je suis content que tu sois membre de l'Overtone Music Network.
Tu connaitras d'autres musiciens qui pratiquent le chant diphonique et d'autres compositeurs .
Il y a pas mal d'articles sur mon blog . Tu peux le visiter .
Tran Quang Hai
PS: Je te verrai le jeudi 17 avril 2008
N'oublie pas de mettre une photo de toi sous ta page : Johanni Curtet's page

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