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Only 1 Out Of 20 Can Hear This Melody - Do The Hearing Test

I developed a hearing test for professional musicians. It aimes on the development of a better awareness of overtones in singing voice. The website is in German right now, use google translate if needed. But the main content are the sound samples anyway.

Photo by Seth Doyle on…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on September 20, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas with a German X-Mas Song with Overtones



Harmoniversum - Wolfgang Saus & Michael Reimann.

Download scores, MuseScore files and instructions for free.…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on December 24, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Overtone Singing Girls Choir – Carmina Slovenica

An absolutely fascinating girls choir with incredibly versatile sounds. They interpret Past Life Melodies by Sarah Hopkins with composed overtone effects.

Added by Wolfgang Saus on August 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Wie Obertöne im Gehirn wirken



Wer mehr Obertöne hört, hat mehr graue Nervenzellsubstanz im “Hörzentrum” der rechten Großhirnrinde. Spannende Studie der Uniklinik Heidelberg, die zeigt, dass derselbe Klang von jedem anders wahrgenommen wird.

Auf den diesjährigen Stuttgarter Stimmtagen werde ich einen Vortrag über die Auswirkungen im Chorklang halten. Mehr dazu in Kürze.

Bild-Quelle: Neurologische…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on July 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"El cant dels ocells" with string quartet and beautiful overtone singing.



This viola professor sings beautiful polyphonic overtones to the famous catalan song "El cant dels ocells", the hymn of peace and freedom, after Pablo Casals performed it at United Nations 1971 at the age of 94.…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on June 24, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Spiders tune their webs like a guitar

Spiders tune their webs like a guitar.

picture credid: public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Added by Wolfgang Saus on June 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

BBC Film Soundtrack by Aachen Overtone Choir - Watch Full Movie

Over 700.000 views. See the full movie.

The Life of Buddha. The London-based composer Glenn Keiles arranged the soundtrack for this 50-minute BBC documentary for the Aachen Obertonchor.…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on June 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I can't stop listening to this, angelic...

It's from the sound track of academy award winning movie "The Great Beauty". And it's from Estonia again, the country I love, the country of voices.

Die große Schönheit – mit Obertönen zum Oscar | Vox Clamantis…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on June 10, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

One Mouth Orchestra

Check this out! Amazing what you can create from a single voice.

https://www.oberton.org/one-mouth-orchestra-michal-esz/


Added by Wolfgang Saus on June 1, 2014 at 1:30am — 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

Zwei Obertonmelodien gleichzeitig – Cosmicbow Spieler Christopher Vila

Seit ein paar Jahren spiele ich den Cosmicbow, einen mehrstimmigen Mundbogen aus Frankreich. Hier ein Blogartikel mit einem fantastischen Video des Erfinders:

https://www.oberton.org/zwei-obertonmelodien-gleichzeitig-cosmicbow-spieler-christopher-vila/…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on March 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Neue Website über Obertongesang: www.oberton.org

http://www.oberton.org wurde komplett runderneuert. Auf über 200 Seiten findet Ihr meine über 20 Jahre gesammelten Informationen rund um Obertongesang.

Das Design ist luftiger, leichter navigierbar (hoffentlich) und besser durchsuchbar. Die Informationen sind schon jetzt mit über 200 Seiten deutlich umfangreicher als auf der alten Seite.

Neu unter anderem:…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on March 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Demo reel of the European Overtone Choir.

Added by Wolfgang Saus on April 12, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Stimmung aus zwei Tönen - Radio SWR2 - 20.05.2010



Am 20. Mai 2010, 15:05-16:00 Uhr, befasst sich die Sendereihe "Thema Musik" in SWR2 mit den Entwicklungen des europäischen Obertongesangs. Unter dem Titel "Stimmung aus zwei Tönen", werden eine Stunde lang mit zahlreichen Klangbeispielen (unter anderem mit dem… Continue

Added by Wolfgang Saus on May 4, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BBC - The Life of Buddha

Find a nice BBC documentary on Siddharta from 2003 with a soundtrack from London composer Glenn Keiles performed by my Aachen Overtone Choir in its early days.

Added by Wolfgang Saus on January 20, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Jan Heinke and Stahlquartett Dresden live in WDR3-Radio

Listen live to Jan's concert in Oetkerhalle Bielefeld. Radio live stream: http://www.wdr.de/wdrlive/radio.phtml?channel=wdr3

German information about the concert:
http://radioprogramm.ard.de/viewEvent.php?id=28477631524

Added by Wolfgang Saus on December 16, 2009 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Bach's St Matthew Passion ...and still magic

It's not overtone singing, but I love this piece. It is an important part of my musical background and it gives light on who we are, how we developed our society. I stood in for somebody at short notice, joint the rehearsal today. I don't know how often I performed J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion in the last 30 years, 30 - 40 times? As highlights I remember the Israel tour with Seeliger (where our bus was attacked and I later faced a bomb attack without injuries), Paris with Helmut Rilling…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on April 8, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

New book on throat singing

Sven Grawunder, PhD, phonetician and scientist from Max Planck Society Leipzig, published a very recommendable scientific book on Siberian throat singing. It's the most sophisticated and comprehensive disquisition on the topic I found until now.

Grawunder, S.: On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on April 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

New phantastic downloads of Stuart Hinds' "Ageless"

Recommended!
http://stuarthinds.com/soundclips.php

Added by Wolfgang Saus on February 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Stuart Hinds' pieces for overtone choir published

Hofmeister publishing house, Leipzig Germany, published the scores of three pieces of American composer Stuart Hinds, written for overtone choir a cappella and choir/piano.





These pieces will lead to a new level of overtone choir singing. Together with the conductors Jan Stanek and Prof. Steffen Schreyer we premiered them on Bohemia Cantat Festival and Nové Hrady Festival in Czech Republic in 2005 and 2008. Not all singers where experienced in overtone singing. Though…

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Added by Wolfgang Saus on October 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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