SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Mongolian Overtone Singing

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

Date: 27 June 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 1 July 2016Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 27 June - 1 July, Mon-Fri 7-9pm
Course Fee: £95 (concs £75) -> book online

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time. It originates among the nomadic people of Central Asia, particularly the mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. This workshops is an opportunity to learn this authentic traditional Mongolian technique. Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds. Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice. With Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.

Michael and Candida are multi-instrumentalist specializing in Mongolian khöömii (Overtone) singing and have travelled to Mongolia many times. They have principally studied with Tserendaava, a master teacher from the Chandman' district, Khovd Province, west Mongolia. Tserendaava & khöömii master Gereltsogt have blessed Michael and Candida to teach the basics of khöömii. [artist website]

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