composer originally from US since 2000 based in Europe. My work explores the limits of biological sound production potentials, including reinforced harmonic production. In 1999, Professor Ted Levin and I published a paper in Scientific American titled "The Throat Singers of Tuva" - one of the results of a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with the National Center for Voice and Speech. For more please see my book, The 21st Century Voice, published by Scarecrow Press (http://www.scarecrowpress.com/).
My music deals with complexity and acoustical exploration. Naturally I've won prizes and received recognition. The largest being the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2007, which was just performed in Stuttgart on the Eclat festival - for more information and audio samples, please see: http://www.myspace.com/michaeledwardedgerton
I am in Berlin until June 14th. Then I am on the way by train, bike and tent. Good to be offline for a while. Do you have time that we meet us? I live in Charlottenburg near Ku' damm/Adenauerplatz and Stutti.
See you! Jens
good to see you here. I'm still based in Halle, commuting everyday to Leipzig. Although still under construction, please have a look at www.fonetik.de, if you're interested what I'm doing there.
to know you in berlin is encouraging. i just want to draw your interest on the contrapuntually, even cromatically possibilities of overtone singing. it's difficult to handle due to the limited scale but it may lead to an unexpected range of expression. it needs to grow up!, means it needs musical complexity. our group stahlquartett is (besides projects with classical and contemporary ensembles) partially focused on overtones. an ingredient for the right context?
It's years that I have not had an occasion to meet you . Try to come to Paris when you can .
I am now in Bergen to perform overtones at the Bergen international Festival which lasts 2 weeks . I'll be back to France on June 3.
Tran Quang Hai
"Freude schöner Götterfunken" (Ode to Joy) in overtone singing style by Wolfgang Saus.
More information: http://www.oberton.org
What you see in this amazing dynamic MRI (MRT) is the tongue movement building up double resonances along the melody…