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
Just published a new piece called "Unstill Light". It's pulsating, droney, and superparticular. If you like that sort of thing, you may like this too. Made with Csound and blue. The piece is dedicated to Greg Schiemer and Warren Burt.
My new audio release is ready for you, and it is for free download. The tracks are the same that you can find on my personal page, but now you can download them for free in mp3 at bitrate 192.
You can find it at… Continue
Grown up in Murnau at the Staffelsee, Germany, my wish as a child was to become a scuba diver, saving money for a diving-suit. Then moving to Neuburg at the Donau. Instead of a diving-suit I bought a trumpet. 1970 moving to Morenhofen, a place with its own mill and a little lake. I invented the Aquaphon, a wind instrument combined with a trumpet, tubes and resonators for water. 1980 during my music study times at the university of Cologne I composed… Continue
Greetings to all. I am very interested in collaborating with visual artists, especially video artists (but I am open to anything). In particular, I am currently looking for visual work to incorporate into a small concert I will giving in the States this fall (late September) to coincide with an independent CD-R release. So if you hear something of mine (as posted here or on my http://mysterybear.net) that inspires a visual response or… Continue
I'm an opera singer since 25 years and I have always thought that to learn opera technique I had to go to words like “Open! Push!”, or “Think about a pearls thread” and so on...
All phrases without sense, with bad teachers that ask to you a lot of money to explaine to you...what?
Last month I had attended to an explanation by Marco Tonini to Bodo Maass about the High Singing Formant. Sometimes I attend to lessons by Marco Tonini, and he is not a singer, and… Continue
Overtone meets india (o.m.i.)
The encounter of overtone singing with Indian classical music is a particular challenge. Indian musical instruments like Tanpura, Harmonium or Shrutibox are inspiring accompanying instruments for many overtone singers. While Indian classical music misses explicit overtones which, for instance, are known in the tradition of Mongolian music, accurate listening helps to… Continue
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
Added by Maaike on September 6, 2008 at 3:00pm —