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collaborating online- listen to 'Waves' with Kiva Simova

The site admin suggested I post this here, as I have in the Facebook group 'Overtone Singers Unite'. BTW, if you haven't already become a member of that group, I recommend it.

The subject of this blog is collaboration online. With overtones of course. The site I use is kompoz.com

You can find almost anything here in terms of style. There are some quite accomplished producers, engineers, composers, etc. here, so don't worry about the quality. Of course, there are some wash outs, but…

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Added by kiva simova on July 6, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Overtone Choir music

There is not a lot of notated overtone music out there, particularly for choirs. And even less so when it comes to polyphonic singing.



In the earliest days of the appearance of composed western overtone music, there was Folke Rabe and Stockhausen.



Later on, Sarah Hopkins (Australia) created 'Past Life Melodies', which became internationally known and performed by many choirs around the world. Many such choirs were not overtone choirs, per se, but her piece did not require… Continue

Added by kiva simova on May 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Khoomei Perspective from Tuva 1993

 

Here is an interesting article by Oorzhak Khunashtaar-ool from 1993 about his lifelong khoomei singing, and how it must be properly taught to the young to preserve correct technique and tradition.

 

Even back in 1993, he laments the introduction of pop music influences into khoomei.

 

Also, note the suggestion that a young female group should form, the daughters of Tuva, which came true with 'Tuva Kyzy'.

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Added by kiva simova on March 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New LinkedIn group for Overtone, Throat Singing, Healing Voice Professionals

LinkedIn is a powerful network for professionals to broaden their opportunities and horizons. To date there has been no similar group present there, until now. If you do not already have a profile at LinkedIn, I highly recommend that you set one up.



Description of group:



This group is for professional overtone singers, throat singers, healing voice practitioners, and teachers of such disciplines, including composers and choir directors working with overtones. This…

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Added by kiva simova on March 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New online overtone singing course

My new online overtone singing course is now up and running. It's been a lot of work putting it together!



There are 3 levels- beginner, intermediate, advanced.



Contents:

-12 video lessons, detailed manuals, mp3s of exercises in all ranges, special notation, specific songs for overtone choir, polyphonic movement, harmonic yodeling, improvisational elements...

 

Private lessons on Skype are also an option. They are limited to my availability, so…

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Added by kiva simova on March 10, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

yodeling and overtones

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

Added by kiva simova on November 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

1000 overtone links

Hey! If you haven't discovered this, it's a phenomenal source, especially for the scientific minded.
'1000 overtone links'.


http://heybryan.org/~bbishop/search/AP_Calculus_BC/harmonic%20series.html

Added by kiva simova on August 9, 2010 at 4:59pm — 11 Comments

published overtone choir compositions

As promised, some of my compositions for overtone choir are now published. The scores may be viewed, listened to, purchased and downloaded at:



http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/index.php?sm=home.search&searchterm=Kathryn+Simova&method=compbrowse



There are currently four original compositions available for overtone choir:



'The Dawning of the… Continue

Added by kiva simova on January 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Contemporary overtone choir music & telematic real-time internet concert for peace (Nov 20)

As a composer of overtone choir music, I am looking for this type of choir with at least a few capable polyphonic singers who understand the numbered notation system. I have several pieces available that do not fall into the category of ethereal, new age or meditative music. There are a lot of quick paced rhythmic passages in many cases.

For some of these, even if there are no overtone singers in the choir, the overtone parts may be replicated by having the harmonics sung in regular… Continue

Added by kiva simova on October 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New workshop series and choir

Kiva has been signed with the Prague Overtone Festival organization to teach a series of workshops throughout 2009 titled 'Vocal Freedom through Overtone Mastery'. The opening event took place on Feb 13-14 with showcase concerts and lectures. 2009 marks the first year that year-round activities will take place in the form of intensive workshop weekends. She will also be forming her own overtone choir with original compositions and experimental works. There will be approximately 14 rehearsals,… Continue

Added by kiva simova on February 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kiva's new website

Kiva is pleased to announce that her newly designed website is now online.

Please visit :
www.kivaweb.com

Your remarks are always appreciated!

Added by kiva simova on November 26, 2008 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Overtone arrangements offered

I am offering my services creating vocal overtone arrangements for your songs (or somebody else's!). The notation is written both with the upper melody in standard notation and with the numbered harmonics above the bass line. The arrangement will be as close as possible to the original, given the restrictions of the harmonic series. (Certain small alternatives for fundamental/bass pitches may be required). It is singable by an experienced polyphonic overtone singer. If desired, a demo mp3 may… Continue

Added by kiva simova on November 26, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments

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