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About me:
Linguist with a passion for music.
Voice, flute, djembe, timpani, marimba, kalimba
Gregorian chant, Palestrina, Bach, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich.

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You give me fever...dengue mosqitos use overtones for selecting mates

Read in NRC Next this morning (the got it from Science): recent research has shown that dengue mosquitos, the ones responsible for yellow fever, adjust their mating buzz until they sound in harmony.

Normally, male mosquitos buzz at a frequency of aroud 400 Hz, and female ones at 600 Hz. But when two potential lovers meet, they adjust their buzz until they create a harmonic of about 1200 Hz. When the male has reached the correct overtone, they start mating.

Ehm...well,… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 5:12pm —

Breath, voice, overtones - day 1

Yeah, my course in overtone singing has finally begun! Lots of fun, and even some overtones shimmering through already :-)

I wrote a post on day one on my own weblog, Klang440.org.

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 10:25pm —

A sort of homecoming

I usually write at my own blog at www.klang440.org, but since this is a very overtone-related post, I've copied it here as well.


Ever since I stopped singing, I’ve kept a little door open somewhere in the back of my heart. Sure enough, I don’t see myself singing in chamber choirs, oratorio choirs or project choirs, and I definitely don’t want to sing solo parts in front of large audiences any longer, but deep down I’ve remained convinced that singing is… Continue

Posted on September 6, 2008 at 3:00pm —

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At 10:13am on August 11, 2009, Chris Bieze said…
Hallo Maaike, kijk niet zo vaak op het forum toch nog een reactie, leuk dat je doorgaat met het tweede jaar. Ben net weer met Borg een week in Frankrijk geweest, weer veel inspiratie opgedaan.

At 11:04am on October 1, 2008, SilvieBB said…
Hoi Maaike,

Wat gaaf zo'n opleiding. In Amsterdam kan alles lijkt het wel! Bij ons beginnen de optredens weer te komen. Het is heel leuk om te doen, maar de beperking ligt in het zingen van 'covers'. het is lastig je eigen ding te doen binnen de opgezette structuur van een bestaande song.

Als je wat meer info hebt over je opleiding? Zou ik graag lezen.

Liefs van Silvia
At 3:23pm on September 5, 2008, OMN said…
Hi Maaike - you will find me here with two pages. One is only my admin page with all informations how you can use it. I think in the tools for you my page you will a simple CSS for your header image. If not post a comment on the theme setting discussions
All the best,

At 2:02pm on September 3, 2008, Marco Tonini said…
Thanks for your playlist!
At 5:36pm on September 1, 2008, Anna-Maria Hefele said…
thank you, I wish you enjoy the network!
At 11:59pm on August 30, 2008, Marco Tonini said…
Thanks Maaike,
I think that we'll tell about voice. Many people asked me to translate my blog in english. Be patient.
At 2:45pm on August 30, 2008, Marco Tonini said…
Your site is very very nice
At 12:27pm on August 28, 2008, OMN said…
Welcome on OMN - I am really surprised that you checked all these good options. Best regards,

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