PIERO COSI , GRAZIANO TISATO : ON THE MAGIC OF OVERTONE SINGING

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http://www2.pd.istc.cnr.it/Papers/PieroCosi/cp-MF2002-02.pdf

ON THE MAGIC OF
OVERTONE SINGING
Piero Cosi, Graziano Tisato

*ISTC-SFD – (ex IFD) CNR
Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione – Sezione di Fonetica e Dialettologia
(ex Istituto di Fonetica e Dialettologia) – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
e-mail: cosi@csrf.pd.cnr.it tisato@tin.it
www: http://nts.csrf.pd.cnr.it/Ifd

I really like to remember that Franco was the first person I met when I
approached the “Centro di Studio per le Ricerche di Fonetica” and I still
have a greatly pleasant and happy sensation of that our first warm and
unexpectedly informal talk. It is quite obvious and it seems rhetorical to say
that I will never forget a man like Franco, but it is true, and that is, a part
from his quite relevant scientific work, mostly for his great heart and sincere
friendship.

1. ABSTRACT
For “special people” scientific interests sometimes co-occur with personal “hobbies”. I
remember Franco talking to me about the “magic atmosphere” raised by the voice of
Demetrio Stratos, David Hykes or Tuvan Khomei1
singers and I still have clear in my mind
Franco’s attitude towards these “strange harmonic sounds”. It was more than a hobby but it
was also more than a scientific interest. I have to admit that Franco inspired my “almost
hidden”, a part from few very close “desperate” family members, training in Overtone
Singing2
. This overview about this wonderful musical art, without the aim to be a complete
scientific work, would like to be a small descriptive contribute to honor and remember
Franco’s wonderful friendship.

 

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