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Overtone Singing book launched soon

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My book Overtone Singing - Harmonic Dimensions of the Human Voice will launch this autumn, around November. It is a thoroughly reworked version of my earlier book on Overtone Singing (subtitled Physics and Metaphysics of Harmonics in East and West). It summarises my 30+ years of research in this field as a vocalist and musicologist and discusses all…

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Added by Mark van Tongeren on September 20, 2022 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Aionigma receive Global Music Awards´ honors!

Overtone Singers Bernhard Mikuskovics & Gerhard Kowarz receive Global Music Awards´ honors with Aionigma for Outstanding Achievement! www.aionigma.com

Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. 

Global Music Awards is widely recognized by music insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists.

Global Music Awards is recognized as music´s golden seal of…

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Added by Aionigma on July 22, 2022 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Mongolian Sound Worlds: new release

New book on Mongolian music to be released in April!

Mongolian Sound Worlds

ed. by Jennifer C. Post, Sunmin Yoon and Charlotte d'Evelyn, University of Illinois Press.

"Insights into musical place, practice, identity, and heritage that arise during moves from steppes to stage, Chinggis Khan’s empire to…

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Added by Johanni Curtet on March 23, 2022 at 8:47am — No Comments

Aionigma @ Radio Klassik Stephansdom

AIONIGMA @ Radio Klassik Stephansdom am 22.06.2022!

-> Das Interview zum Nachhören

Bernhard Mikuskovics und Gerhard Kowarz plauderten bei…

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Added by Aionigma on June 23, 2022 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Meïkhâneh's New Album "Chants du dedans, chants du dehors" - release June 10th 2022!

Meïkhâneh's new album Chants du dedans, chants du dehors (Songs from Inside, Songs from Outside) will be released on Buda Musique label with international distribution on June 10th 2022!

Five years after La Silencieuse (Cas Particuliers/Buda Musique 2017), Meïkhâneh further affirms the Persian, Mongolian and European…

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Added by Johanni Curtet on May 2, 2022 at 10:41am — No Comments

Austrian Overtone Ensemble releases 1st CD & Digital Album "Aionigma"!

Austrian overtonemusic ensemble Aionigma combines the spheric soundworlds of overtone singing and instruments rich in overtones with elements of Early-European, Indo-European and Central-Asian music forms. The result is a unique music that moves in the seemingly so different genres of New Age, World Music, Early Music, Gregorian Chant, Folk and Classical Music.

Recorded live in the wonderful acoustics of Göttweig Abbey, the album Aionigma offers a first sound imprint and leads into…

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Added by Aionigma on April 15, 2022 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Just Intonation in Notes and Numbers

An idealized, orderly, and multisymmetric presentation of parts of the interval material from Just intonation. All intervallic pairs with the same distance through the center are complementary within the octave.

The compass rose at the top left indicates that one moves horizontally (primarily the axis from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock) in perfect fifths (right) and perfect fourths (left), respectively; in the direction of the axis from 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock and…

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Added by Skye Løfvander on April 19, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Big News: Nomination for 2 Native American Music Awards 2022!

Dear friends,

I've been nominated for this year's Native American Music Awards with my Bearheart Kokopelli album "Vision Quest" in category 24 "Best Native Heart Recording", with my video "Walking The Sacred Path" in category 32 "Best Instrumental Video" and I need your support as public voting is now part of the process of determining the winners at:…

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Added by Bernhard Mikuskovics on January 29, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Transregional Politics of Throat-Singing as Cultural Heritage in Inner and Central Asia, a special issue"

I am pleased to announce the publication of a special issue entirely dedicated to khöömii of the "Asian Music" journal, in which I participated:

Transregional Politics of Throat-Singing as Cultural Heritage in Inner and Central Asia, a special issue

ASIAN MUSIC, Volume 52, Number 2, Summer/Fall…

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Added by Johanni Curtet on September 6, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Translating the Overtone Reality

Marco Gianotta is a great friend and a formidable programmer. Some years ago he fulfilled my dream of seeing the overtone spiral in an interactive version, and he even added some opportunities which I hadn't dared to even dream of.

I am still confident that the overtone spiral/octave spiral is a most fundamental approach to the essence of music, and that this visualization may help not only to get a better grip of the nature of overtone singing and to relevant exercises, but also to get…

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Added by Skye Løfvander on March 17, 2021 at 1:50pm — No Comments

sing2 - Overtone Melodies for Women

The translation is ready!

You want to sing overtones on several fundamental tones?

You would like to practice polyphonic overtone singing with scores?

You need simple overtone melodies that you can sing?

You are looking for tips and tricks to train your brain for the strange two-way attention during overtone singing?

You…

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Added by Barbara Lübben on November 9, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

CHAKRAS & 5 ELEMENTS: Double Album - healing music, to be released in October

CHAKRAS & 5 ELEMENTS

Double Album - healing music

Tune your Chakras and your 5 Elements with Ensemble 9.

Preorder -20% up to 20th of September – delivery by the end of September.

https://www.sonetsoin.com/en/music/…

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Added by Johanni Curtet on September 11, 2020 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Obertonnews August 2020

Liebe alle!

Nach vielen Wochen Oberton-Auszeit gibt’s wieder neue Termine! Juhu!

Ich hoffe, ihr seid alle wohlauf und freut euch so wie ich auf das gemeinsame Singen und Klingen.

• Am 23. August 2020 ab 11.00 sind Gerhard Narbeshuber und ich eingeladen, als special act beim Ö1 Klassik Picknick im Schlosspark Wieselburg Obertonkonzert-Einlagen zu singen/musizieren. Siehe Anhang!

• Am 25. September 2020 singen/spielen Gerhard Narbeshuber und ich um 19.00 ein Oberton-Konzert…

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Added by Julia Renöckl on August 8, 2020 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Mikuskovics Baum: Global Music Award for "Lux Natus Est"



Dear friends, fans, followers and lovers of our music:

We are thrilled to announce that we won a Global Music Award for our album Lux Natus Est.

It is an absolute honor for us to be recognized for our work with this wonderful prize the second time, after our newest album "Timeless" has been nominated for a Native American Music…

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Added by Mikuskovics Baum on December 3, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Free scores - who tries it?

The wunderful Swedish folk song “Ack, Värmeland, du sköna” in a set for overtone singing with changing fundamentals incl accompaniment chords. Anybody who tries it. The premiere was in Sweden last week together with Anna-Maria Hefele.

https://www.oberton.org/neue-herausvorderung-fuer-gute-obertonsaenger/…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on April 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Kladderadatsch! New cd-release!

The new album Kladderadatsch! will be released on the 3d of June. Lot's of Jew's harp grooves and urban yodels.  

check out my Bandcamp!

Added by Danibal on May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Skye Løfvander on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Overtone Singing Virtuoso

My new book is finished! "The Overtone Singing Virtuoso" is 12 songs for advanced level polyphonic overtone singing with substantial commentary and instruction.

This completes the trilogy of instructional books for overtone singing, progressing from beginning level with steady fundamental to advanced level polyphonic overtone singing:

1. Making Music with Overtone Singing (free download at stuarthinds.com)

2. An Overtone Experience/Eine Oberton Erfahrung (published by…

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Added by Stuart Hinds on June 27, 2018 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

sing2 - Obertonmelodien für Frauen

Sie ist fertig - unsere Liedersammlung zum Einstieg in das polyphone Singen - erdacht für Frauenstimme, aber auch für Männer singbar. Beate Eckert und ich haben sie zusammen erstellt, eingesungen und bis in den Druck gebracht. Es sind bekannte Volkslieder, die auf zwei oder drei Grundtönen gesungen werden können. Ergänzt werden die Noten durch unsere Tipps und Tricks zum Einstudieren. Und das Beste: es ist eine CD dabei, auf der wir alle Stücke vorsingen - teilweise auch im…

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Added by Barbara Lübben on April 25, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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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Added by Skye Løfvander on October 31, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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