An enormous collection of singing styles share common elements - opera, jazz, country, blues, rock n roll, gospel, pop, funk, rap, soul, et al. They sing songs, songs with words, words which emphasise whole notes, duration of singing breaths mostly under 10 seconds, and usually within a restricted zone of medium frequencies. Throat singing has none of these parameters.
The many styles of throat singing don't need songs or words - vocals are… Continue
The legendary throat-singer and bayan player Vladimir Oyun Oidupaa's project, Singing with Echoes Through the Universe is now available in two exciting editions:
Standard Edition includes eight new recordings with Tuvan and Russian lyrics, Latin-alphabet transliterations, and English translations, notes by Tuvan Ethnomusicologist Dr. Valentina Suzukei, plus original graphics by Johnna Morrow and photographs. Songs are highest-quality 320 kbps MP3s.
Below is the first information package for the 7th International Jew's Harp Festival in Yakutsk, Siberia.
If you are a resident of the Americas (North, Central, or South) interested in attending the festival as a performer or a special guest, please reply to me no later than Thursday February 3 (see the competition categories and regional contacts below).
Visas are required to enter Russia and all performers must receive official letters of invitation from the festival… Continue
Duo “1046” Reflection (2011)
An Mp3 version of the Internet mini-album “Reflection” by Piano and Jew’s harp duo “1046” released in 2011. Performed by Svetlana Suhanova (piano, keyboard) and Vladimir Markov jew's harp (vargan)
In the past many of you have helped me to raise money for various charitable Tuvan causes, and now I ask for your help for a great Mongolian throat-singer in need.
Some of you will recognize the name Tserendavaa. He is a well-known, major Mongolian throat-singing master from Chandman Sum, and is well-represented on such classic cds as Jargalant Altai. Besides being a singer and one of the leading sources for foreigners for…
I'm currently creating some very specific notated exercises for combining yodeling with overtones (SATB), using 2 completely different approaches. The best I've heard in this area is Christian Zehnder, who has cleverly woven his national Swiss tradition into it. I'd like to open some discussion about this topic- any experience with overtone yodeling or fresh new ideas?
Anyway, in a yodel surfing expedition, found this completely amazing blog site 'Yodel Heaven', which has a huge… Continue
Las melodías creadas por sonidos simultáneos a través de la voz de
Nestor Kornblum son empleadas en terapias curativas y en
meditaciones siguiendo una técnica ancestral. Aqui la entrevista en Radio Euskadi
Before symbolic language developed, there existed a high order of communication. This used gesture, facial expression, posture, and mimicry in movement and sound. Communication was slow but effective. Under these conditions human social behaviour and identity developed. As with much of evolution, behavior led and brain and body development followed.
As time went by and intelligence and the capacity for memory grew. It was found that communication could be… Continue
A Review of "ATLAN" by Thomas Jones
A secret truth revealed: Beauty and the Beast are the same
thing. Soriah’s chimera fusion with Ashkelon Sain has
produced a sprawling entity, darkly cloaked in groaning
atmospheres, yet emanating an ascending light of inestimable
beauty. Atlan is a deeply organic experience. Crisp hand
percussion palpitates rising drones in a cellular blood-rush
of life. Long, open expanses of slowly shifting tones hang
like low clouds… Continue
Added by SoRIAH on October 18, 2009 at 1:20am —
Another fine CD by one of the current batch of groups from Mongolia. It features the marvellous khöömii of Amra (Amartuwshin Baasadorj) on at least five of the pieces. Finely recorded the Cd is a mix of traditional arrangements and contemporary compositions performed by Tume (Tumenbayar Migdory) on Morin Khuur & vocals, Tunuruu (Tumursaihan Yanlav) Morin khuur, aman khuur & vocals, Uugan (Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir) Ih Khuur,…
Magic Sounds - available on CD Baby: cdbaby.com/cd/frenkellaasi - is an ambient organic album - a calming and predominantly vocal CD featuring the mesmerizing harmonic tones of Dean Frenkel and the hauntingly ethereal voice of Linda Laasi. It is an album of minimalist music which emphasizes the tonal qualities of the human voice.
Magic Sounds is about ancient therapeutic sounds of vocal harmonics; sounds of the… Continue
Dear OMN community,
I'm happy to announce that my book "On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian Throat Singing – Analysis of Acoustic and Electrophysiological Evidences" is out now.
It took me really a long while . I actually started working on it in 2000 as my PhD project. Then of course - as many of you perhaps also know - there came other jobs, duties, projects. And finally I had to rush since in order to get a particular job I needed to finish and… Continue