a common space & database for harmonic overtones
About me: I am Andrejus Sutuginas - sound therapy practitioner, a member of Sound healers Association, a certified F.I.R.E. instructor and a practicing shaman. I practice and take a keen interest both in deep-throat singing and playing archaic instuments from all over the world. I conduct group sound healing sessions Gong Baths, individual sessions with Tibetan Singing Bowls, workshops The Sound inside me... and Road of Fire
About me: Hi, I am a long time singer/composer from Tromsoe, Norway.I have been releasing albums since the 80´s, mostly pop music. I´ve been touring most continents and now I am an artistic phd student at the University in Tromsoe, north of Norway. My main thesis is "the modern tribal voice" where I investigate a.o. on the sami joik, overtone - and throat singing.
About me: Sardinian Overtone Singer/throat singer
Ilaria Orefica gives her voice for cinematic music with various styles like shamanic, celtic, mongolian and tuvan style and more, special attention to Overtone Singing and Throat Singing.
Ilaria Orefice is a overtone singing professor and a researcher published in Pubmed and The Journal of Voice.
“I wish to formally introduce the modern singing technique to the overtone singing, ultimately using this approach as an excellent tool for making the human voice richer with regard to vibrations, warmth and excitement.”
A modern singing professor since 2011 and overtone singing professional since 2016, Ilaria hails from the sunny shores of Italy, having studied modern singing techniques under the tutelage of multiple internationally-renowned instructors. She entered the foray of overtone singing exploration in 2014 while simultaneously conducting research on vocalism and achieving its extreme limits, but it wasn’t until 2016 that Ilaria found inspiration to fuse modern singing with overtones.
About me: A prayer with the depth of tuvan throat singing begins the journey. Musical instruments succeed: morin khuur, igil, shamanic drum, jaw harp, tibetan horn ... memories come back..
New sensations, unknown emotions mix with sounds, images, smells and vibrations lead us to a larger self-knowledge. We hear the wind blow in the Altai Mountains, Eeven river's water lap on the rocks ...
The nomadic music created intuitively becomes a guide to think outside the box and discover new horizons between earth and sky.
About me: Danibal is one of the very few Jew’s harp players in the Netherlands. He fell in love with this tiny ancient instrument in 1999 together with his interest in throat singing. As the vocalist of Dial Prisko (Utrecht NL) the Jew’s harp also claimed a place in their melancholic rock songs.
Danibal tries to make plunky pop music, involving quirky melodies and dentist impressions. He loves to improvise with other musicians such as sound artist and loop maniac Jan Schellink (with the duo Heug) and with the human beatboxer Ramon Kool (the duo Plunk)
About me: My approach to the practice of harmonic chanting, or throat singing, is from within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism of which Gyuto Monastery is a part.
My main teachers are Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Thubten Yeshe, of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
So my interest in the chanting tradition of Gyuto is intertwined with engagement in the Buddhist tradition of study, meditation and liturgy, rather than an emphasis on the musical tradition.
In the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FEdUZD2IPw" target="_blank">first two minutes of this youtube video</a> I offer some chanting for the enjoyment of Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
About me: composer originally from US since 2000 based in Europe. My work explores the limits of biological sound production potentials, including reinforced harmonic production. In 1999, Professor Ted Levin and I published a paper in Scientific American titled "The Throat Singers of Tuva" - one of the results of a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with the National Center for Voice and Speech. For more please see my book, The 21st Century Voice, published by Scarecrow Press (http://www.scarecrowpress.com/).
My music deals with complexity and acoustical exploration. Naturally I've won prizes and received recognition. The largest being the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2007, which was just performed in Stuttgart on the Eclat festival - for more information and audio samples, please see: http://www.myspace.com/michaeledwardedgerton
About me: My interest in music as a journalist started when I was a teenager back in the 1960's, my first article was printed in a semi-underground Prague music paper in 1968. Since 1988, I present my world music program on Czech National Radio, which runs now weekly, and also I write both for specialized and cultural magazines. In 1992 I became a member of the World Music Charts Europe panel, since 2002 I teach "World music for non-musicians" at the Charles University in Prague. I was first exposed to the Tuvan throat singing thanks to the CD Voices from the Land of Eagles produced by Bernard Kleikamp in 1991. In 2003-5 I served as a jury member at the Sayan Ring festival in Siberia, and in 2007 I was one of the Womex 7 Samurai.
About me: The Portland musician and ritual artist known as Soriah (a.k.a. Enrique Ugalde) first came into being more than 10 years ago. His unique
vision has evolved to draw equally from performance and musical traditions both modern and ancient--- raga, shamanism, the revisionist arts of electro-acoustics, noise, butoh, and free improvisation.
One element which pervasively informs his work, is traditional Tuvan throat singing. Soriah has extensively trained in, and received recognition for his achievements with, this style of overtone singing. Most recently, he was honored as the Third Place winner in the International Symposium of Khoomei Competition, and "Best Foreigner" in the 2008 Ustuu-Khooree World Music Festival in Tuva, where the form originated.
As much as the complex musical underpinnings of Soriah's music reach back to Central Asia, he traces his roots back to his father’s homeland of Mexico. His explorations of the cities and wilderness of Mexico and considerable research into the Aztec mysteries, as well as the
present-day animism of Tuvan Shamanism, have deeply influenced his
Through costume, movement and meditation Soriah evokes an otherworld of profound mystical import. Though the settings for his performances have ranged from arenas, concert halls and churches, to swamps, caves, tree tops and even an abandoned nuclear reactor, his project carries its own sense of place and time, which transcend the concrete world.
The recorded works of Soriah are chiefly available from Beta-Lactam
Ring Records; along with compilation appearances on URCK's
"Post-Asiatic" series, Sonick Sorcery's "Visions From The Garden", and
Mobilization's "How To Destroy the Universe Part 5".
Credits also include live and recorded guest appearances with Blixa Bargeld, Perry Ferrel, The Legendary Pink Dots, Jarboe, Master Tuvan Throat Singers Chirgilchin, Psychic TV, The Church, Chrome, GWAR, The Polyphonic Spree, and The Dresden Dolls, as well many other local and international acts.
The newest official recording, " A T L A N "--- in collaboration with Ashkelon Sain (Trance to the Sun, Submarine Fleet)--- is scheduled for release in Spring of 2009.
About me: I have been making music with Michael Ormiston since 2000. We have collaborated on many projects together and have recorded many CDs which can been seen on our website www.soundtransformations.co.uk
I have specialised in Khoomii, Khargyraa throat singing and also work with groups to perform more choral pieces and improvisations using Overtone Singing and other vocal techniques
We run Mongolian Khoomii singing workshops all over the world and teach Tibetan Bowls and Symphonic Gongs as part of working with sound for healing.
I run Bija Mantra workshops where I teach the sanskrit syllable chanting as a way of connecting to the Chakras. I am also a painter of Sacred Mandalas which I have been painting since I was a child and can be used with sound as a way of focussing energy and intention.
For 15 years I have been working as a Ayurvedic masseur and have visited South India many times to work with some great healers and therapists.