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SINGING IN A REVERBERATION ROOM

It is an interesting experience even thoughthe reverberation room is not designed for beautiful acoustics but to be able to meausure transmission loss of building elements (absorbtion of different materials). It is situated in the Technical University of Denmark, in Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. The surfaces are hard (concrete), and the cones on the floor and walls work as difusers which spread the sound waves and allow an experience of a room much bigger than it actually is.…See More
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Singing Bowls

"How do the bowls (acetabula) sound? - What a sweet tone they produce when they are struck in different ways. Man accepts their sound with such great gladness that he believes hearing to be the best sense." Cassiodorus (approx. 485 in southern Italy-c. 585)Tibetan singing bowls have a…See More
Feb 9
Skye Løfvander posted a blog post

Singing Bowls

"How do the bowls (acetabula) sound? - What a sweet tone they produce when they are struck in different ways. Man accepts their sound with such great gladness that he believes hearing to be the best sense." Cassiodorus (approx. 485 in southern Italy-c. 585)Tibetan singing bowls have a…See More
Jan 10
Skye Løfvander posted a video

Simple Sounds Live in Emanuel Vigeland's Museum

Live recording (handheld Zoom Q2n). No sound editing. From concert with Simple Sounds. Anders Nordin: Kyotaku (Japanese zen bamboo flute) and Skye Løfvander:...
Jan 2, 2018

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Human Body Frequencies
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Maybe it could be fun and challenging to map some of the frequency bands of the human body - both as an emitter of frequencies and a receiver. It would be great if together we may find some patterns…Continue

Tags: Frequencies, Body, Human

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Sep 28, 2010.

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About me:
Started overtone singing in 1998. Concert arranger, co-founder of Danish and Scandinavian Overtone Networks.
Primarily interested in the non-electronical sides of music, world music and classical traditions.
I devote much of my time at developing graphic maps of the essential structures in music.
Site in English: http://overtone-singing.tumblr.com
As a band we are:
Subtle Voices:
Dhrupad singer Ashish Sankrityayan, overtone singer Skye Løfvander
Shomis:
Shohreh Shahrzad, daf; Mikkel Hornnes, multiinstrumentalist; Skye Løfvander, vocals
Simple Sounds:
Anders Nordin, kyotaku & Skye Løfvander, vocals
Instruments:
Vocals, flutes, swarsangam, monochord, singing bowls, accordion, trumpet
Influences:
Gregorian, byzantine, Middle East, Scandinavian folk songs, Inuit, Samic yoik, Indian
Homepage:
http://www.overtonesang.dk

Skye Løfvander's Blog News

SINGING IN A REVERBERATION ROOM

It is an interesting experience even thoughthe reverberation room is not designed for beautiful acoustics but to be able to meausure transmission loss of building elements (absorbtion of different materials). It is situated in the Technical University of Denmark, in Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. The surfaces are hard (concrete), and the cones on…

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Posted on July 2, 2019 at 2:42pm —

Singing Bowls

"How do the bowls (acetabula) sound? - What a sweet tone they produce when they are struck in different ways. Man accepts their sound with such great gladness that he believes hearing to be the best sense."…

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Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm —

Polyphonic Overtone Singing Exercise EXAMPLE: Phrygian, step I-II, Harmonics 6-5, Counter Movement.

Also Dorian, step II-III; Lydian, step VII-I; Mixolydian, step VI-VII; Aeolian, step V-VI; Locrian, step IV-V & Ionian, step III-IV.

If we should attempt to map the most obvious combinations of fundamental and harmonics in overtone singing, it is essential to find a simple way of illustrating them in sounds and images as…

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Posted on November 16, 2017 at 12:38pm —

WHICH HARMONICS WILL APPLY TO A MODAL SCALE:

If you sing within in a modal scale and you want your accentuated harmonics to stay within that framework here is your key diagram.

The smaller, divided circles indicate which harmonics can be accentuated at each step of the modal scales if you want to keep the harmonics within the pattern of the scale.

Intervals from the Harmonic Series:

- Perfect…

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Posted on October 31, 2017 at 11:30pm —

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At 2:08am on November 13, 2016, Patrick Housby said…

Hello Skye,
Just saw that you added a new song to the cloud today. Thanks for another wonderful addition! It's a gem.
Best,
Patrick

At 7:28pm on July 3, 2016, Patrick Housby said…

Hello Skye,
Best regards to you and yours! Your talents are a blessing to many.. I am glad we are connected on here.
Thanks

At 12:55pm on May 22, 2015, Völven said…

Hi Skye, thanks for the add ;) best regards, Kali

At 12:55pm on February 24, 2013, Bernhard Hanreich said…

Hi Skye
Jens gave me the link to your map soundplaces,.. I started a new group Overtone Music locations and my Idea is to creat a map like yours but for locations that present overtonemusic. How did you do your map can you help me or post one in the group?

At 12:59am on September 30, 2010, Gisbert Schürig said…
Hi,
I read some of your explanations on the sound/color relationship which I consider really sophisticated. Cool.
At 10:54am on August 16, 2010, Max Brumberg said…
Hello Skye, thank you for your map of the acoustic power places, it helped me to find the tegner's museum. i was lucky it was opened and so i could have a very beautiful sound experience there singing harmonics, playing my fujara and satara flutes.. for future times i know that you live close, going to contact you and may be then we can have some time togehter.. this time i was there with chris klie, he knows you..
At 6:09pm on April 29, 2010, Arjopa said…
Dear Sky!
Thanx a lot for your OMN friendship!
Your music is just wonderful!

Hope you like our Khoomei Throatsinging Folk Rock,too!

Greetings from Berlin!
Arjopa & The Master U-like

At 10:10am on April 9, 2010, malene bichel said…
Hej Skye
Tak:-)
Spændende univers herinde. -og Stort:-)
Kærligst
Malene
At 1:13pm on March 19, 2010, Ann-Charlotte Magnusson said…
Hej, Skye och tack!

Jag ser fram emot allt spännande som man kan utforska i detta forum! Din sång är mycket vacker!

Varma hälsningar
Ann-Charlotte Magnusson
At 6:52pm on March 13, 2010, Kasper Søeborg Ohlsen said…
Hej Skye !
Tak , Tibet er en utrolig oplevelse. Flot side du har fået lavet dig!
Jeg er stadig ved "bare at finde ud af hvordan det fungerer"...men her er mange intessante sider. Er der noget du vil anbefale udover Nordisk Forum?
Knuz Kasper
 
 
 

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