TUVIN FOLK MUSIC
A. N. Aksenov
Editor's Note. The following consists of excerpts from A. N. Aksenov's Tuvinskaia narodnaia muzyka (Moscow, 1964), to date the only book devoted in a study of a single Siberian music culture.
Aksenov (1909‑62) was initially a composer. He graduated from Moscow Conservatory In 1931, became a member of the Union of Soviet Composers the following year and remained in Moscow until 1943.… Continue
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Original Research and Acoustical Analysis in connection
with the Xöömij Style of Biphonic Singing
Tran Quang Hai , Centre National de la Recherche Scientitique, Paris 1980
Denis GUILLOU, Conservatoire. National des Arts et Métiers, Paris
The present article is limited in its scope to our own original research and to acoustical analysis of biphonic singing, this is preceded by a summary of the various terms proposed by different… Continue
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If you want to listen to khoomei style (Mongolia, Tuva and others) , you can visit this link :
If you want to listen to Jew's harps of different countries , there are more than 100 clips on this link:
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Obertongesang ist eine Gesangstechnik, die aus dem Klangspektrum der Stimme einzelne Obertöne so herausfiltert, dass sie als getrennte Töne wahrgenommen werden und der Höreindruck einer Mehrstimmigkeit entsteht. Man spricht dann von Obertongesang, wenn den Obertönen eine eigenständige musikalische Funktion zukommt, zu unterscheiden von Gesangtechniken, die lediglich die Klangfarbe der Stimme mit Obertönen anreichern.
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Obertongesang in Mitteleuropa
Magisterarbeit am Seminar für
der Freien Universität Berlin.
Vorgelegt März 2007.
Vorwort ... 1
1. Fragestellung, Lösungsansatz und Methodik ... 3
2. Obertongesang – Eine Einführung ... 7
2.1 Physikalische und physiologische Grundlagen des Obertongesang ...… Continue
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Master dissertation on the Overtone Singing in French presented by Renaud Schmitt in 2002 at the Department of musicology, Strasbourg.
Mémoire de maîtrise de Renaud Schmitt sur le chant diphonique (2002)
Mémoire de maîtrise de Renaud Schmitt sous la direction de Jacques Viret soutenu à l’université Marc Bloch… Continue
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How to Sing Three Notes at the Same Time
by Bernard Dubreuil / June 1, 1997
1- Nomadic herders and Tibetan monks
In Mongolia, in the Republic of Touva, in certain monasteries of Tibet and among the Xhosa people of South Africa, one can hear an amazing vocal technique in which one singer can produce two stable notes at the same time while a third note varies on top. In other words, one person can sing in chords and can also provide a melody.… Continue
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This is the link which can offer you nearly 100 video clips on overtone singing, throat singing, khoomei . Click on this link and you can choose the clip you like to watch .
Tran Quang Hai…
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VOCALIST,IMPROVISER,SONGWRITER,ACTOR,DIRECTOR,PRODUCER Makigami Koichi is leader/vocalist/theremin/mouth harp player for rock band HIKASHU, known for his virtuosic vocal range and expression as well as his unique incorporation of elements of theatre, performance, and entertainment, all of which make this Japanese band so widely acclaimed both critically and popularly.
He is also active as voice improvisation artist… Continue
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(Contemporary and traditional music from Mongolia)
The band EGSCHIGLEN ("Beautiful melody") was founded in 1991 by master students of the conservatory of Ulaanbaatar. Still today 4 founding members are the heart of the group. From the very beginning, the musicians are focusing on contemporary music of Mongolia and searching systematically for the sound dimensions of this repertory with their traditional… Continue
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Links to music sites and videos of Mongolian groups and singers specializing in traditional music. Khoomii,overtone singing, harmonic singing, throat singing, long song, urtin duu, morin khuur, etc
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Types of khoomii…
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Roberto LANERI, biography
Studies e Background:Philosophy studies: University of RomeDiploma (clarinet): S. Cecilia Conservatory, RomeB.A. in performance, M.A. in composition: State University of New Yok at Buffalo (SUNYAB)Ph.D. in composition: University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Teachers:Lejaren Hiller, Charlie Mingus, William O. Smith, John Silber and Keith Humble have left the most durable… Continue
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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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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.
Mark van Tongeren
Photo by… Continue
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“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… Continue
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