Tuvan Throat Singing

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The Tuva are the people of southern Suberia; Tuvan throat singing is a musical form that has flourished for centuries in central Asia.

Is it possible to sing two tones at once? Come and hear a demonstration of the singing technique of khoomei (known simply as "throat singing" outside of Tuva) and learn about how it is produced. When the singer performs khoomei, precise acoustic filtering within the throat allows the listener to hear multiple tones simultaneously.

Come and learn!

Brian Grover lecture-demonstration of Tuvan Throat singing.

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 3:30 p.m. room 200 Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Special bonus: khan chai (Tuvan tea)

One of the few proficient practitioners of traditional khoomei in the USA, Brian has immersed himself in Tuvan music since 1999, studying singing, instruments, folktales, and culture with khoomei masters both in the United States and Tuva

With many performances and workshops including John Cage's Musicircus and repeat engagements at Cornerstone Festival in Illinois and Asian Moon Festival in Milwaukee, WI, Brian has also worked as artist in residence at Columbia College in Chicago, IL and regularly teaches at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.