TRAN QUANG HAI will give 2 workshops of overtone singing at the 10 Internationale Stuttgarter Stimmtage, in STUTTGART, GERMANY , 10-12 October 2014.
Dr. Yvonne Pröbstle : Projektleitung
DR. TRAN QUANG HAI
Obertonsingen Freitag, 10. Oktober, 14h00 – 16h00
Sonntag, 12. Oktober, 9h00 – 11h00
Hinweis: Der Workshop wird zweimal angeboten.Overtone singing is a type of singing which the singer produces two simultaneous sounds by manipulating the resonances or formants created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds and out the lips to produce a melody. The partials (fundamental and overtones) of a sound wave made by the human voice can be selectively amplified by changing the shape of the resonant cavities of the mouth, larynx and pharynx. This resonant tuning allows the singer to create more than one pitch at the same time (the fundamental and a selected overtone). This practice can be found in Mongolia, Tuva and some Siberian countries.During the workshop of overtone singing, Dr. Tran Quang Hai will propose two techniques namely “one mouth cavity” and “two mouth cavities” he has invented after 45 years of throat voice research (since 1969). The use of the software “Overtone Analyzer” created by Wolfgang Saus and Bodö Maass (Germany) will help the participants to understand the harmonic spectra of what they sing. This is the audio-visual method applied for this workshop.
Tran Quang Hai, a talented and renowned musician who comes from a family of five generations of musicians had been working as an ethnomusicologist for the National Center for Scientific Research in France since 1968, attached to the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musee de l’Homme. He is retired since May 2009.His field is Vietnamese music, Overtone singing in Siberia. He is a member of many international societies: Society for Ethnomusicology, ICTM (executive board member since 2005), Asian Music Society, French Society for Ethnomusicology (founding member), International Jew’s Harp Society (founding member), etc.He has published 23 records on Vietnamese music (from 1971 to 1997), 4 DVDs on overtone singing (2004, 2005, 2006), 2 DVDs on traditional music of Vietnam (2000, 2009), 1 DVD on his life by the Belgian TV Production (2005), articles in New Grove Dictionary Music and Musicians (1st– 1980 and 2nd (2001) editions), New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984) and some few hundreds of articles in different countries.Recipient of the Medal of Cristal of the National Center for Scientific Research (France) in 1995, of the Medal of the Knight of the Legion of Honour (France) in 2002, and of the Medal of Honour of Work, Grand Gold category (France) in 2009.www.tranquanghai.info