Tuva

Workshop overtone/throat singing in Taipei

When: Sunday April 28 , 2013, 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: Can June Training Centre, Taipei

Chinese version of this post can be found here

Contents of the workshop
The workshop introduces a number of basic exercises that allows singers and non-singers to develop a different attitude towards making sound and listening to sound. At the beginning, a number of exercises prepares us for breaking new musical ground. They deal with four themes: breath, resonance, silence and the interconnectedness of sound, body & mind. Gradually we focus more on listening to and singing our own harmonics.

Focus for today
On this day we will pay extra attention to throat singing techniques, as practised in Tuva and Mongolia. Throat singing is a particular variant of overtone singing (but we might as well say the reverse: that modern types of overtone singing are particular varieties of the older throat singing techniques from Central –North Asia). Throat singing requires special attention to the use of pressure on the vocal chords, necessary to obtain that powerful, distinct sound quality that makes throat singing unique among the world’s vocal techniques. Mark’s method assures that no one gets hurt.

For whom?
Every one-day workshop of overtone singing by Mark van Tongeren is a sound journey. Participants from very different backgrounds are gently led to discoveries that suit their own needs. The starting point is your own path as a musician, a speaker, a communicator or simply as a human being. Everyone is invited to participate and share. No previous is required, but familiarity with Mark’s Voice of Dao lessons will give you an advantage.

About the teacher
Mark van Tongeren is a musician and holds a PhD in music. He has traveled to Tuva to study with throat singers since 1993, and has worked with musicians from all other traditions as well (Mongolia, Altai, Khakassiya, Tibet, Bashkortostan, Sardinia, South Africa, in addition to avant-garde pioneers like Michael Vetter). He makes obscure vocal techniques and insiders’ knowledge available and accessible through lively examples, structured exercises, and explanations that reveal a profound understanding of the field of harmonics and overtone singing as a whole.

3.12 Andrei Opei in yurt 75jepg

Tuvan throat singer and composer Andrei Öpei sings ina yurt. Teeli, 2000. Photo by Mark van Tongeren.

Registration and fees
Please register by sending an email to Una Kao: unakao@yahoo.com.tw (in Chinese or English) or to Mark van Tongeren: mark@fusica.nl (English only).

The fee for the one-day workshop is 3000 NT$, to be paid before the beginning of the workshop on the day itself. There is a discount if you bring a friend: then you pay NT$ 5000 instead of NT$ 3000. Those who have attended concerts, workshops or several weekly Voice of Dao sessions, may also be eligible for a discount. Please write us for the conditions or if you have any questions.

Chinese version of this post can be found here at Hansuna’s blog.

Tuvans in Beijing!

Friends in Beijing, don’t miss this opportunity:

Otkun and Choduraa bring their authentic and yet innovative Tuvan music to China for the first time. Take your chance to learn throat singing from original Tuvan masters!

Jan 13 SUN 16:00   Zajia Music Workshop:

Tuvan Traditional Throat Singing
with Choduraa Tumat and Otkun Dostay

Admission: 60rmb (student:40rmb)

工作坊座位有限,请提前预定:zajialab@163.com
Seats for the workshop are limited, please book your seat at zajialab@163.com

图瓦传统呼麦工作坊/音乐会
特邀图瓦音乐家:Choduraa Tumat 和Otkun Dostay

Tuvan Traditional Throat Singing with Choduraa Tumat and Otkun Dostay

工作坊时间 :1月13日(周日)下午4点
费用:60元(学生:40元)*英文讲授
workshop: Jan 13(SUN) 4:00pm  60rmb(student:40rmb) and the class is in English

The website of Zajialab / Beijing Project Space:

http://site.douban.com/124288/

email: zajialab@126.com

Zajialab is a wonderful alternative space for arts events, and also the one and only distributor in China of my book/cd Overtone Singing, my solo cd Paraphony and Parafonia’s cd Sphere.

Tyva Kyzy in the Netherlands/Belgium

Dear friends of Siberian throat singing!

More than ten years ago I heard and saw Tyva Kyzy for the first time in Tuva, where they began their ascent to national and international fame. More than five years ago they were touring Europe, and I invited them to the Netherlands for some concerts and workshops. The performance hall at the Museum voor Volkenkunde in Leiden, where the concerts were held, could barely all the folk that came to listen these female throat singers. The workshops there and at the Royal Consevatory in The Hague were a big success.

I have special memories of their visit: my wife June was about to deliver a boy that we wanted to call Attar. This means (among other things) horses in Tuvan; a horse is traditionally one of the most valued possessions for a Tuvan.

One of the golden oldies of the ever lively Tuvan traditional music is Eki A’ttar, which means Good Horses. It also sounds the same as: Hello Attar! (ekii Attar).

And so Choduraa Tumat and her group performed the song Eki A’ttar for June and her baby. And it worked! The day after the concert in Leiden I had to stay home as June’s contractions started, so that I missed the workshop at the Royal Conservatory. The next day I our son Attar made his appearance in this world, healthily and filled with curiosity. Attar, too, is a litte more than five years old now.
Give these fantastic performers another warm welcome!

Listen to their beautiful music, or do a workshop in Antwerp!

For the die-hards Primitive Equations offers a special Tuvan-Tibetan New Year’s celebration, to round up the visit of these ladies from their Siberian home, 5000 kilometers straight to the East from Amsterdam.

And for those who cannot attend (like myself): Tyva Kyzy are the special guests at the Dutch TV program Vrije Geluiden, where they can be seen on Sunday March 4, and after that online on the highly recommended Vrije Geluiden Youtube channel (link will follow).

Fri Feb 18. 20:30.

Concert

Zuiderpershuis

Antwerpen

http://www.zuiderpershuis.be/

Same place: workshop throat singingand instrumental music.

sat 18.02.2012 13u00

Sun Feb 19

Concert

RASA

Utrecht

http://www.rasa.nl/

Shagaa/Oytulash/Losar/special event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/379337035416975/

MASAHIKO Riki live in Taipei

One of the best throat singers outside Tuva/Mongolia is performing a concert in Taipei. Japan’s MASAHIKO Riki is a long-time Tuva afficionado who traveled to the region many times and has studied and mastered its songs and its most revered instrument, the igil, for about fifteen years. Part of the popular Japanese duo Tarbagan (Tuvan for marmot), Riki will be performing solo in Taipei.

The concert will be held at Zi-teng-lu 紫藤廬 on Sunday 30th May at 7pm

http://wistariahouse.com/news.asp

Tuvans Tour Europe March ’10

Tuva (officially spelled Tyva) is organising presentations throughout Europe during the month of March. Musicians, dancers, handicraftsmen and visual artists started their tour in Finland and travel through Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain.

The Presentation of Republic of Tyva takes place:

in Helsinki (Finland) – March 1st and 2d,

in Warsaw (Poland) – March 6th, 7th and 8th
ul. Belwederska 25
http://www.ronik.org.pl/

in Vienna (Austria) – March 11th, 12th and 13th
Brahmsplatz 8, 1040, Wien, Österreich
Теl.: 0043/1/505 18 29 – 0
http://russischeskulturinstitut.at

in Berlin (Germany) – March 15th and 16th
Russische Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur
Friedrichstraße 176-179
http://www.russisches-haus.de/

in Brussel (Belgium) – March 17th – 18th
Centre Culturel et Scientifigue de Russie 21,
rue du Meridien – 1210 Bruxelles
http://www.centreculturelrusse.be/

in Lille (France) – March 19th – 21th
in Paris (France) – March 21th-25th

in Madrid (Spain) – March 26th and 27th
Centro Ruso de Cooperacion Internacional Cultural y Cientifica Calle Velazquez, 155, Madrid, 28002, Espana
http://www.centroruso.info/

The best of Tuvan culture is in the Presentation’s programme:
* rituals conducted by Tuvan shamans led by the the main shaman of Tuva,
* ethno-dances by children ensemble “Edegey”, the winner of the International contests,
* expo of the handicrafts and traditional cloth,
* exhibition of the treasery ofScythian barrow “Arzhaan-II”,
* exhibition dedicated to the religions in Tyva (shamanism and buddism),
* photo-exhibition about Tuva in the beginning of XXth century and today,
* concerts and workshop of master throat-singers.

Updates can be found on the Overtone Music Network

http://www.overtone.cc/events/meet-the-spirit-of-asia-in