Space – Sound – Voice
In search of the origin of overtones. Documentary film by Minghao Xu.
With Jill Purce, David Hykes, Wolfgang Saus, Overtone Choir Christian Bollmann, Hosoo & Transmongolia, Mark van Tongeren, Danny Wetzels
The young filmmaker has made a wonderful debut here in terms of visual power, rhythm, mood and information content.
Overtone singing, the art of singing two or more notes at the same time with the human voice, touches and moves us deeply in our soul.
In his film, filmmaker Minghao Xu takes the who-is-who of the international overtone scene on a journey that is as poetically filmed as it is scientifically inspiring – in search of the origin of overtones. The result is an atmospheric and informative excursion into the heart of sounds, which should not only inspire sound lovers.
What others say about the DVD
…and then I came across the film Space Sound Voice. And suddenly I realized how much I had always been involved with overtones in my life.
Through sensitive directing, camera and interviewing, the filmmaker succeeds in portraying overtone singing from scientific, traditional, spiritual, shamanic and musical-avantgarde perspectives.
It’s also nice how the young filmmaker Minghao Xu tells in very personal comments how the research for the film altered his thinking, too, and how he found a new “unity of understanding and openness” by listening to and singing the overtone.