In the past many of you have helped me to raise money for various charitable Tuvan causes, and now I ask for your help for a great Mongolian throat-singer in need.
Some of you will recognize the name Tserendavaa. He is a well-known, major Mongolian throat-singing master from Chandman Sum, and is well-represented on such classic cds as Jargalant Altai. Besides being a singer and one of the leading sources for foreigners for…
I'm currently creating some very specific notated exercises for combining yodeling with overtones (SATB), using 2 completely different approaches. The best I've heard in this area is Christian Zehnder, who has cleverly woven his national Swiss tradition into it. I'd like to open some discussion about this topic- any experience with overtone yodeling or fresh new ideas?
Anyway, in a yodel surfing expedition, found this completely amazing blog site 'Yodel Heaven', which has a huge… Continue
Las melodías creadas por sonidos simultáneos a través de la voz de
Nestor Kornblum son empleadas en terapias curativas y en
meditaciones siguiendo una técnica ancestral. Aqui la entrevista en Radio Euskadi
Publicado en la Revista Ulises, Ed. Liebre de Marzo (enero 2005)
tiempos remotos, desde la propia existencia del mundo y del hombre, la
música, ha estado presente. La música ha sido y será para el hombre un
instrumento de socialización, un lenguaje poderoso, asociado… Continue
Added by Joel Olivé on March 9, 2010 at 9:28pm —
Before symbolic language developed, there existed a high order of communication. This used gesture, facial expression, posture, and mimicry in movement and sound. Communication was slow but effective. Under these conditions human social behaviour and identity developed. As with much of evolution, behavior led and brain and body development followed.
As time went by and intelligence and the capacity for memory grew. It was found that communication could be… Continue
A Review of "ATLAN" by Thomas Jones
A secret truth revealed: Beauty and the Beast are the same
thing. Soriah’s chimera fusion with Ashkelon Sain has
produced a sprawling entity, darkly cloaked in groaning
atmospheres, yet emanating an ascending light of inestimable
beauty. Atlan is a deeply organic experience. Crisp hand
percussion palpitates rising drones in a cellular blood-rush
of life. Long, open expanses of slowly shifting tones hang
like low clouds… Continue
Added by SoRIAH on October 18, 2009 at 1:20am —
Another fine CD by one of the current batch of groups from Mongolia. It features the marvellous khöömii of Amra (Amartuwshin Baasadorj) on at least five of the pieces. Finely recorded the Cd is a mix of traditional arrangements and contemporary compositions performed by Tume (Tumenbayar Migdory) on Morin Khuur & vocals, Tunuruu (Tumursaihan Yanlav) Morin khuur, aman khuur & vocals, Uugan (Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir) Ih Khuur, Boogi…
Magic Sounds - available on CD Baby: cdbaby.com/cd/frenkellaasi - is an ambient organic album - a calming and predominantly vocal CD featuring the mesmerizing harmonic tones of Dean Frenkel and the hauntingly ethereal voice of Linda Laasi. It is an album of minimalist music which emphasizes the tonal qualities of the human voice.
Magic Sounds is about ancient therapeutic sounds of vocal harmonics; sounds of the… Continue
Dear OMN community,
I'm happy to announce that my book "On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian Throat Singing – Analysis of Acoustic and Electrophysiological Evidences" is out now.
It took me really a long while . I actually started working on it in 2000 as my PhD project. Then of course - as many of you perhaps also know - there came other jobs, duties, projects. And finally I had to rush since in order to get a particular job I needed to finish and… Continue
I am offering my services creating vocal overtone arrangements for your songs (or somebody else's!). The notation is written both with the upper melody in standard notation and with the numbered harmonics above the bass line. The arrangement will be as close as possible to the original, given the restrictions of the harmonic series. (Certain small alternatives for fundamental/bass pitches may be required). It is singable by an experienced polyphonic overtone singer. If desired, a demo mp3 may… Continue
Added by kiva simova on November 26, 2008 at 10:52am —
All but toothless A virtual jaw harp orchestra challenges the dominance of guitars. Here's to musical diversity!
Starting from the city jungle of Vienna, the LOOPING jaw harp orchestra has set out to discover unexplored musical regions. Elephant Road, off the beaten track, directly leads to the habitats of rare musical instruments. Three dozen of jaw harps and percussion are a good substrate on which steel pans, saxophones, marimba, trumpets… Continue
In October of 2004 Krishna Das attended a release party for PRANA's first CD, "The Eternal Embrace". After Prana had sung, Krishna Das said to Baird, "Let's make a record together or something".
Over the next year the "or something" was Krishna Das inviting Prana to sing at his larger benefit Kirtans in the New York area. As a part of those evenings KD would join Prana to sing Baird's arrangement of his chant "Puja". The combination of the ethereal… Continue
Added by Baird Hersey on October 21, 2007 at 7:30am —
I am very happy to announce a new release called "Elementals" on the Stasisfield netlabel. John Kannenberg has done the beautiful job of design, packaging and presentation that Statisfield followers have come to expect, and I am grateful to part of his roster.
In John's words:
"Peterborough, New Hampshire's Dave Seidel offers a microtonal ode to the four primal elements. Water, fire, earth and air are represented here by elegant synthetic sounds and digitally manipulated… Continue
Added by Dave Seidel on August 10, 2009 at 3:21pm —
Mysterious and singular the ancient Himalayan cultures created enigmatic instruments for the propose of inducing physical healing, spiritual consciousness and mental clarity.
Their creations are an alchemy of metal and sacred geometry known today as Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gantas/Vajras, Tingshaws and Gong. The vibrational signatures these remarkable instruments produce are metamorphosing overtones that heal the body and heart of sentient beings. Their songs/voices alter space, mind and… Continue