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© Hugo Zemp, CNRS AV 1989

Song of harmonics (The)

Reference

606

Duration

00:38:00

Production year

1989

Versions

Original material

SD
4/3
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Hugo ZEMP

Summary

In the practice of overtone singing, which is best known in Mongolia and Southern Siberia, a single person sings two voices at the same time : a low-pitched sound with his vocal cords and in addition a melody using selected harmonics in the buccal cavity.

An introductory course conducted by Tran Quang Hai, a concert and the interviews of Mongolian singers, X-ray and spectrographical pictures, in real time and synchronous sound, show how this unique vocal technique operates.

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