I noticed this recording by the French artist Vicent Tournoud because it represents the transition from the Mongolian Khöömii technique (throat singing) to Western overtone singing.

It is apparent that the two styles will eventually mix. Mongolian singers adapt western music, currently mainly from the rock/pop direction, Western overtone singers integrate throat singing, currently with a preference for undertone singing. I have subscribed to his YouTube channel and am looking forward to his future creations.

Vincent Tournoud learned overtone singing at the age of 26 in West Mongolia in the centre of the Mongolian throat singing Chandman with Tserendavaa Dashdorj and Sengedorj Nanjid. He lives in Grenoble, France, where he teaches overtone singing.

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Achim Winter is going on another adventure and attends an overtone singing class with Wolfgang Saus. A cheerful German television team, Achim and his cameraman Hans-Jürgen Schmitz, meet on a Sunday morning in the former synagogue in Freudental for an equally cheerful weekend course group and film, participate and interview participants. As you can see, we had a lot of fun. The participants: Bettina Güßmann, Michael Volz, Diana Leo, Dorothea Niedecken, Ottschke Hemmerlein, Nicola Kaupert, Peter Schneider, Roland Wagner, Edwin Lengl, Achim Winter.

Impressions from the shooting


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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.



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

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

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

World premiere Tokyo 1986.


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.