Overtone vocals & classical guitar – Daniel Pircher
Didjeribone – Marc Miethe
Written by – Daniel Pircher
Camera – Vincent Dzikowski & René Gamsa
Video Editing – Daniel Pircher
Recording & Engineering – Marco Birkner at Studio H2 Berlin

I like Daniel Pircher’s wonderfully clear and light overtones.

 

“solo accordion piece developed through close collaboration with Goran Stevanovic. The vocal control is as crucial as the accordion playing. The sung notes and the sound as a result of overtone singing, as well as whispering, are important materials in this piece.”
Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis about lu:tαŋ [Translated by ws]

Since Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Stimmung” (1968) overtone singing has had a place in serious music as “extended vocal technique”. The Philippine composer Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, who lives in Austria, wrote this work for the accordionist Goran Stevanović. Goran Stevanović studied accordion in Bijeljina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. The award-winning musician currently lives and works in Hanover and is involved in contemporary music and music education.

https://www.felizmacahis.com/

http://goranstevanovic.com/

Ivana Rea’s beautiful alto, cello, overtone singing by Michal Pustay. Ivana Rea is a well-known singer from the Czech Republic. Ivana will be touring with her new album in 2019/2020. Go when there is a concert near you. By the way, Ivana also sang in the European Overtone Choir.

 

Premiere: 1990 Wellington (New Zealand)
Commitioned by Victoria University of Wellington
RD:NEW ALBION/NA-099

Sōmei Satō creates a multi-track overtone choir with his own voice and uses vowel overtone singing as an effect. I have heard something similar from Roberto Laneri’s “Two views of the Amazon” from 1981. At the beginning of the 1980s, this probably sounded more like electronic music to most listeners, as overtone singing was still virtually unknown in the West.

Premiere 1982. Tokyo.
Commitioned by Japan Foundation
RD:ALM/AL-26, NEW ALBION/NA-099, NA-016

One of the very early compositions for western overtone singing. At that time overtone singing was hardly known.

23′
World premiere Tokyo 1986.
RD:NEW ALBION/NA-016, NA-099

 

Sofie, my neighbor’s dog, loves it when I sing with her. She is rhythmic to the yodelling. We want to develop that now. Maybe she’ll learn overtone singing.

Stuart Hinds sings the opening theme of The Andy Griffith Show (1960 – 1968) with four-part overtone singing and duplicates his voice to take over the two-part whistle with two overtones.

The “Melksuit” (milking suite) of the Swiss duo Stimmhorn with Christian Zehnder and Balthasar Streiff receives with ” I’ ve seen the night” a very unconventional video clip by video artist Hansjörg Palm. The shoe art video of the Freiburg artist, made in 2004, was awarded the Media Art Prize Upper Rhine in 2007. I like the likeness of humor in music and film.

With millions of clicks, the Mongolian The Hu Band is attracting attention right now. They have been working on their debut album for seven years and have now released two viral videos. They call their style “hunnu rock”, which probably has its roots in the Mongolian word for human, хүн. “It’s not rock music played by Mongolians. It’s Mongolian rock music.” the Metal-Hammer quotes the American music ethnology doctoral student Thalea Stokes. NPR even calls it Havy Metal.

Obviously the group reaches a clientele that doesn’t know throat singing yet and compares it with growling from the metal scene. Those who have been to Mongolia are familiar with the sounds, and you can hear a lot from the traditional Xhöömei music, from instruments, vocal techniques to melodies. The videos are great. The rider warrior with motorbike escort does a good job.