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Tuva/Khöömei Nights

March 10 / / / 19:00 - 21:15

Tuva/Khöömei Nights
Three nights of Tuvan culture and music, with throat singing lessons and an introduction to the 2020 Sound Journey to Tuva (in August).

March 3 general introduction to 2020 Tuva Tour and throat singing/khöömei
March 10 khöömei workshop I
March 17 khöömei workshop II
Time: 19:00-21:15

Cost: introduction: 250 NT$
(unlimited seats)
One khöömei night: 1100 NT$
Two khöömei nights: 2000 NT$
(limited to 15 seats)
Every night can be attended separately.
Registration necessary.
Early bird: – 100 NT$ per khöömei night.
Early bird ends: February 25

Canjune Training Center
4F, #3 , Lane 151, Fuxing S Rd. Sec. 2.

The CanJune Training Center is a 10 minute walk from MRT Technology Building, and 12 minutes from MRT Daan.

Throat singing is the unique art to sing with two notes at the same time, practised by various peoples around the Sayan-Altai mountains in Siberia and Mongolia. Tuva is considered to be a very powerful center for this vocal art, which they call khöömei. Not only the music exceptional, everything about Tuva is breathtaking. This workshop gives you details about the trip we are offering to visit this unknown republic (first meeting) and then two more evenings to get started (or move on) with throat singing skills. Mark has been practising khöömei from many places since around 1990.

The throat singing workshops are for all levels: we’ll have basics as well as advanced exercises, depending on students’ needs. We will cover khöömei and sygyt styles mostly, and kargyraa and advanced techniques when there is a demand.

The first night will be devoted to various aspects of Tuvan music, nature and culture, and is particularly aimed at people who consider to join the Tuvan Tour in August, or those with a deep interest in Tuva. The two other nights there will also be more contextual information about the role of music and sound within Tuvan culture, between the exercises.

Rough time schedule:
19:00-20:15, PART I Introduction with slides, sounds, videos; Workshops with first exercises.
20:15-20:30 short break
20:30-21:15 PART II. Introduction more interactive (throat singing, Q&A); Workshops with more exercises.

Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has almost 30 years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions, wrote an MA thesis on Tuvan khöömei in 1993 and a book on Overtone Singing in 2002 and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts.
More info: www.fusica.nl

In English: mark@fusica.nl / Facebook / Phone 09 103 827 49

The introduction can be paid at the door, just send a notice you will be coming to the above address.

For the workshops there is a maximum of 15 places, registration is confirmed after payment.

Payment upon registration by bank or Paypal.
Bank code: 822.
Name of bank: China Trust
Beneficiary: Mark Christiaan van Tongeren
Account number: 163540306745
Make sure to send an email after your payment. We will confirm reception in a few days time.


March 10
19:00 - 21:15
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Canjune Training Center
Fuxing South Road, Sec. 2, Lane 151, No. 3, F4
New Taipei City, Taiwan
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