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Kaigal-ool Khovalyg



An extremely talented, self-taught overtone singer, Khovalyg worked as a shepherd until the age of 21, when he was invited to join the Tuvan State Ensemble. He settled in Kyzyl and started teaching throat singing and igil. A co-founder of Huun-Huur-Tu, he left the State Ensemble in 1993 to devote his attention to the newly formed quartet. He has performed and recorded…

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Kongar-ol Ondar, biography, Tuvan throat singer

Kongar-ol Ondar

Ondar



Ondar was born in 1962 near the Hemchik River in western Tuva, within sight of the ruins of the Chadaana Buddhist Monastery destroyed by the communists in the 1930's. Ondar's epic saga would converge around his singular vocal gift to make him Tuva's musical ambassador to the world. As a child, he was taught the fundamentals of throat-singing by his uncle. "Throat-singing is a tradition of Tuva that is very old," Ondar… Continue

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Paul PENA, throat singer, USA

Thanks to the documentary film, Genghis Blues, Paul Pena is now known and appreciated throughout the world for his amazing accomplishments as a musician, particularly for having taught himself the techniques of traditional Tuvan singing.

K.O.& Paul perform at the Presidio Chapel (SF) Jan. 6, 2000. Paul's wearing a traditional Tuvan robe and hat that he was given during his epic journey to Tuva.



Paul Pena was born on January 26, 1950 in… Continue

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Bruno DESCHENES: Inuit Throat Singing

Inuit Throat-Singing



Introduction

For those who know about throat-singing, the expression commonly refers to a type of singing mainly used in Tibet, Mongolia, Tuva (situated North-West of Mongolia) and surrounding regions. This particular type of singing differs from normal singing in that a singer can produce two or more notes simultaneously or unusual textures/timbres through special vocalization and resonance of the throat.… Continue

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Michael WRIGHT , biography, Jew's harper, United Kingdom

Michael Wright is rapidly becoming the most recognised player of the Jew’s harp in the United Kingdom today.



His expertise with playing this melodic, uncommon, yet historically important musical instrument is stretching the repertoire to its limits, both as a folk accompaniment and as a classical centrepiece.



His research into the social history of the instrument is ensuring that the full scope of the Jew’s harp’s contribution to trade and… Continue

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TYVA KYZY (Daughters of Tuva)

“Tyva Kyzy” (“Daughters of Tuva”) is the first and only women’s group in Tuva that performs all styles of Tuvan throat-singing. This from of multiple tones harmonic singing has been practiced mostly by men and prohibited for women. Tyva Kyzy dares to perform publicly this ancient art of singing in their own unique “feminine” style.



Here is Tyva Kyzy’s “setkilemden sergek yr-dyr” (a cheerful song of my soul). The CD comes with a 20 page full color book and a 6 panel fold out…

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Mark Van Tongeren : Presentation of the Tyva Kyzy - Tuva

Mark Van Tongeren, Amsterdam, 2002, p.110



One of the most controversial recent developments of khoomei is the growing popularity of female throat singing.....

.....Women and khoomei are a bad combination according to Tuvans. Khoomei is an utterly masculine matter, which is clearly reflected in a number of taboos for women. Tuvan men and women, as well as a Western overtone practitioner who demonstrated her skills in Tuva have told me about the…

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MARK VAN TONGEREN, biography

Mark van Tongeren is a sound explorer and ethnomusicologist who has worked independantly for theatre, radio, clubs, universities and conservatories as a performer, music teacher, dj and researcher.



He feels equally at home ‘in the field’ to study and practice indigenous vocal techniques, as in cutting-edge experimentation in sound and vision, using his voice and a wide array of instruments small and large.





He divides his time equally between the performing arts and… Continue

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Growl Voice in Ethnic and Pop Styles

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, March 31st to April 3rd 2004 (ISMA2004), Nara, Japan



Ken-Ichi Sakakibara1,2, kis@brl.ntt.co.jp

Leonardo Fuks3, leofuks@serv.com.ufrj.br

Hiroshi Imagawa4, imagawa@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Niro Tayama5,2… Continue

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Sarah Wallin: Tuvan Throat Singing and the Legend of the Horse Head Fiddle"

Sarah Wallin



Tuvan Throat Singing

and the Legend of the Horse Head Fiddle




At the geographical center of Asia, surrounded by the Altai-Sayan mountain system, lies the

country of Tuva. Fifty percent of its mountainous territory is covered with forests of firs, Siberian

larches, cedars, pines, and poplars. Four hundred lakes spot the region, many of which are glacial,

(though Tuva is also known for its warm, curative waters); and the Jenisej river,… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia: Kargyraa and Meditation

Kargyraa and meditation



Chen-Gia Tsai



Pipe model of a Kargyraa singer's vocal tract

The melody pitch f1 (the center frequency of the first formant) in Kargyraa voices is determined by the mouth opening. A perturbation method predicts the resonance shift caused by a bore enlargement at a position x0 of a pipe with a irregular geometry (e.g., Fletcher & Rossing 1991). During a performance of Kargyraa, the bore diameter of the vocal tract changes at the… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia : False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: a theoretical study

False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: a theoretical study



Chen-Gia Tsai



1. Introduction



Overtone singing is a vocal technique found in Central Asian cultures such as Tuva and Mongolia, by which one singer produces a high pitch of nF0 along with a low drone pitch of F0 (F0 is the fundamental frequency, n = 6, 7, ...13 in typical performances). The voice of overtone singing is characterized by a sharp formant centered at nF0.…

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TSAI Chen-Gia: Physical Modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer

Physical Modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer



Chen-Gia Tsai




Source theory v.s. Resonance theory



Two types of overtone-singing should be distinguished: Sygyt and Kargyraa. In Sygyt performances, the rising tongue divides the vocal tract into two cavities, which are connected by a narrow channel, whereas the tongue does not rise in Kargyraa performances.



Up until now, two major theories have been proposed on the production of the… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia : Perception of Overtone Singing

Perception of Overtone Singing



Chen-Gia Tsai



Pitch strength



Voices of overtone-singing differ from normal voices in having a sharp formant Fk (k denotes Kh??mei), which elicits the melody pitch fk = nf0. For normal voices, the bandwidths of formants are always so large that the formants merely contribute to the perception of timbre. For overtone-singing voices, the sharp formant Fk can contribute to the perception of pitch.



A pitch…

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Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, bio, Japan



NTT Communication Science Laboratories



3-1, Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi,

243-0198, Japan



phone: 81 46 240 3657

fax: 81 46 240 4716

email: kis(at)brl.ntt.co.jp



Japanese version





Curriculum Vitae



Bibliography





Music



Ken-Ichi Sakakibara

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name in Passport: KENICHI SAKAKIBARA

Gender: male

Date of Birth: Feb. 11, 1968

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Ken-Ichi Sakakibara & others:Observation of Laryngeal Movements for Throat Singing / Vibrations of two pairs of folds in the human larynx

First Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun





[ Lay Language Paper Index | Press Room ]



Observation of Laryngeal Movements for Throat Singing

Vibrations of two pairs of folds in the human larynx




Ken-Ichi Sakakibara*1, Tomoko Konishi, Emi Zuiki Murano*2, Hiroshi Imagawa*2, Masanobu Kumada*3, Kazumasa Kondo*4, and Seiji Niimi*5



*1 NTT Communication Science Laboratories, 3-1, Morinosato…

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TSAI Chen-Gia : Overtone Singing

Overtone Singing

Chen-Gia Tsai




* Perception of overtone singing

* Physical modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer

* False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: A hypothesis

* Kargyraa and meditation

The voice of overtone singing is characterized by a prominent formant. In this spectrum of a sound produced by a Taiwanese overtone singer, the 10th harmonic is stronger than its flanking…

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Seiji ADACHI : The Secret of Throat Singing, 2000 Congress ASA, USA

Seiji ADACHI : The Secret of Throat Singing, 2000 Congress ASA, USA

Acoustical Society of America

140th Meeting / NOISE-CON 2000 Press Release







THEME PARK ACOUSTICS,

ELECTRONIC NOSES,

AND THE SOUNDS OF LIPOSUCTION

AT UPCOMING ACOUSTICS MEETING





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE







Melville, New York, November 1, 2000



What are some ways of solving the noise problems on the space station? How does liposuction… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia, Ph.D. Acoustics, Taiwan

TSAI Chen-Gia, Ph.D. Acoustics, Taiwan





Vocal fold vibration and singing




* Ultrasonic imaging of vocal folds

* Vocal fold vibration as sea waves on a porous seabed

* Overtone singing & high-frequency vocalization

* Growl voice & spine stability





Chen-Gia Tsai

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Musicology

National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN



Ph.D.,…

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Theodore LEVIN Biography

Theodore Levin

Professor

PhD, MFA Princeton University

BA Amherst College



Theodore Levin is an ethnomusicologist whose research has focused on the traditional music of Central Asia, Siberia, and Slavic Russia. He is an active record producer, concentrating on folk music and classical music repertory from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. For five years he worked as an impresario in US-Soviet cultural exchanges and…

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