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ATELIER /Chant diphonique avec Tran Quang Haï, Centre MANDAPA, 6 rue Wurtz , 75013 PARIS, dimanche 14 mai 2017 de 9h30 à 13h30


Chant diphonique avec Tran Quang Haï


Chant diphonique, avec Tran Quang Hai

Dimanche 14 mai 2017 de 9h30 à 13h30
Niveau Tarif
Tous niveaux – Initiation L’atelier 45€
Inscription sur ou au 01 45 89 99 00
Envoyer un chèque de 15€ d’arrhes à l’ordre du Centre Mandapa

Le chant diphonique




Le professeur Tran Quang Hai



Musicien et musicologue est issu d’une famille d’éminents musiciens vietnamiens depuis cinq générations. Ethnomusicologue au CNRS et au Musée de l’Homme, son domaine de recherche est la musique vietnamienne, asiatique et le chant diphonique sibérien. Membre de nombreuses Sociétés scientifiques dans le domaine de l’ethnomusicologie, il se produit internationalement et dispense son enseignement. Il a publié 23 CD de musiques traditionnelles et reçu plusieurs distinctions : la médaille de Cristal du CNRS en 1955, celle de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur en 2002 et celle d’Honneur du Travail (Grand Or) en 2009. Au Mandapa, Tran Quang Hai propose chaque année plusieurs sessions de chant diphonique. De janvier à mars 2014, il animera un cycle d’ateliers « Cuillers en concert ! » dans le cadre des ateliers soutenus par la Mairie de Paris.



LA VOCE ARTISTICA 2017, XI Edition – Ravenna 26 – 29 ottobre 2017



XI Edition – Ravenna 26 – 29 ottobre 2017

La Voce Artistica 2017


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Dear friends,

Here we are with the programme of our 11th edition of La Voce Artistica conference.

As you would remember, the conference was born from an idea of Franco Fussi in 1999, as a biennal experience unique of its kind. Drawing inspiration from La Voce Artistica, these events raised more and more interest towards voice education and professional care.

Once again this year, we are proud and excited to announce a great selection of speakers and artists, and we are confident that we will keep up with the quality level achieved in the previous edition. And this year again, as usual, the conference will be held at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna from October 26th to October 29th.

We will start by looking at the world of neurosciences applied to the perception and production of singing, with a particular attention for the intonation, held by prestigious international lecturers and neuroscientists such as Isabelle Peretz and Per-Ake Lindestad, and with a practical approach of Paola Folli and Francesco Rapaccioli. For the first time, we will deal with performers and space, with insights into postural and osteopathic rehabilitation issues. Serena Brancale will then be the protagonist of a one-man band performance. A short session, before the evening show will include the staging of two Baroque intermezzi with Peppe Barra as a special guest, will be devoted to Baroque vocality with maestro Aldo Tarabella, the composer, director and art director of Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, and with the participation of specialists in Baroque singing such as Sonia Prina, Monica Bacelli and Francesca Lombardi.

Friday will start with a long section on singers’ health problems, from how to manage menopause, to obesity and gastroesophageal reflux, the effects of pollution on vocal health, the side effects of medicines normally used by singers, to conclude with the presentation of some devices for vocal warm-up. Speakers will be phoniatricians and teachers from Italy, Mexico and the USA.

In the afternoon, we will offer you a relaxing moment in which we will interview few artists (Karima, Alessio Boni e Pietro Ghislandi) on the subject of interpretation and imitation. The following session will be on scat, with Gegè Telesforo and Maria Pia De Vito. We also succeeded in having with us two amazing emerging vocalists from the Indian vocal culture, who attained a totally new vocal mix by merging Indian vocality with jazz and beat-box.

Friday will terminate with an exciting session on the harmonic singing in the East and in the West, with two eminent representatives of the genre: Tran Quang Hai and Anna Maria Hefele.

anna maria hefele & tran quang hai

Anna Maria & Tran Quang Hai

Lisa Angelillo will delight us over our social dinner with her show devoted to great female stars of the past.

Saturday will start with a section on specific diagnostic issues, like emergency problems in singing, problems of infant choirs, diagnosis of dysodias and management of post-surgery recovery. The social role of music and singing will be dealt with in a session titled “The hidden keys of the voice”, with group experiences made by people with Down syndrome, oncological patients and detainees.

During the afternoon, a practical session by Michel Cerroni, vocal coach of the first edition of Notre-Dame de Paris, will be devoted to theatre music.

A broad session focusing on a cappella singing will follow, held by speakers such as Fausto Caravati, Anna Simioni, Ciro Caravano and a practical part with the great ensemble The Slix, from Germany. In the evening, this a cappella vocal group will challenge the Italian Neri Per Caso in an exciting duel of notes and harmonizations.

The meaning and practice of modern singing will open the Sunday morning session with the participation of, among others, Franco Mussida and Red Ronnie, and with a sub-session on ear-monitors and on the importance of sound technicians. The following session will focus on some peculiarities of speech therapy rehabilitation in singing.

In the afternoon, we will learn about contemporary cultured vocality in ancient and modern singing, with artists such as John De Leo and Nicholas Isherwood.

To conclude, an animated final session on “Voice effect”, on the theme of voice effects and technology for the voice.

As usual, great stuff! We look forward to having you here. Make your reservation in advance!

We’re waiting for you here, to give voice to the Voice!
Click here to visit the conference website to register, click on “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO THE CONFERENCE”;

Informations at:
La Voce Artistica Organizing Secretariat 
Ravenna Incoming Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Via delle Industrie, 14 – 48121 Ravenna Italy
phone+39 0544 421247 fax +39 0544 597250

Beethoven “Ode to Joy” with Overtone Singing (MRI) – see what happens inside the mouth


Beethoven “Ode to Joy” with Overtone Singing (MRI) – see what happens inside the mouth

Published on May 19, 2016

The famous Ode to Joy (Freude schöner Götterfunken) in occidental throat singing style by Wolfgang Saus.

More information:

What you see in this amazing dynamic MRI (MRT) is the tongue movement building up double resonances along the melody line of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. Overtone singing is based on bringing together the second and third resonance frequency of the vocal trakt (also referred to as “formants”) on one frequency to enhance the loudness of a single overtone in the vocal sound spectrum. The second formant is controlled by the root of the tongue together with the epiglottis. The third formant is ruled by the space under the tongue, which is bigger than it seems in the video. Overtone singing is a constantly fine adjustment of the two resonance cavities.

It’s not easy to record (and sing) sound in the very noisy environment of a MRT (MRI). The team in Freiburg developed highly specialized equipment for recording and filtering. Nevertheless, the sound is of course not HiFi.

MRT footage with kind permission and many thanks to:
University Medical Center Freiburg
Medical Physics Dept. of Radiology &
Institut for Musicians’ Medicine
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Richter
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Hennig
Prof. Dr. Matthias Echternach

Jill Purce discusses overtone chanting: Space Sound Voice documentary


Jill Purce discusses overtone chanting: Space Sound Voice documentary

Published on Mar 6, 2015

This is an excerpt of Jill Purce speaking on overtone chanting from the documentary Raum Klang Stimme (Space Sound Voice) by filmmaker Minghao Xu.

The film takes us on a quest for the origins of harmonics, giving us insight in our amazing ability to sing harmonics. Not only a varied range of international harmonic singers is introduced, but also the scientific side is well presented, resulting in an inspiring journey through the world of sound.

The full documentary is here:…

“Аа-шуу декей-оо” и Гимн Республики / “Aa-shuu dekey-oo” and the anthem of the Republic of Tyva


“Аа-шуу декей-оо” и Гимн Республики Тыва/“Aa-shuu dekey-oo” and the anthem of the Republic of Tyva

Ajoutée le 9 déc. 2014

Финал концерта Тувинского национального оркестра (ТНО)
Аа-шуу декей-оо и Гимн Республики Тыва

TheTuvanNationalOrchestra (TNO)

Dear friends!
Welcome to the world of Tuvan music and throat singing on the YouTube channel of the Tuvan national orchestra!
On our channel you can watch Studio and live performances of the orchestra, as well as videos of soloists, ensembles and individual sections of the orchestra. We’ll also include master classes of people’s throat singers of Tuva and presentations of Tuvan traditional instruments.

If you want to touch the mysteries of ancient Tuva,
if you want to hear the call of the ancestors in your heart,
if you want to see the world full of colors
you’ll find it all on the channel of the Tuvan national orchestra! Subscribe to our channel!

Уважаемые друзья!
Добро пожаловать в мир тувинской музыки и горлового пения на YouTube-канале Тувинского национального оркестра!
На нашем канале вы можете посмотреть студийные и концертные выступления оркестра, а также видеозаписи солистов, ансамблей и отдельных групп оркестра. В том числе, вашему вниманию будут представлены мастер-классы народных хоомейжи РТ и презентации тувинских традиционных инструментов.

Если хотите прикоснуться к тайнам древней Тувы,
если хотите услышать в сердце зов далеких предков,
если хотите увидеть мир полный красок-
то всё это вы найдете на канале Тувинского национального оркестра!
Подписывайтесь на наш канал!…




Ajoutée le 21 févr. 2016

Krakow, 9th july 2015


Massimo Roych: voche, trunfa, flute pipiolu
Mario Siotto: bassu
Gian Nicola Appeddu: contra
Piero Pala: mesuvoche
Tonino Carta: voche
Tsogtgerel Tserendavaa: chant khoomij, flute tsuur, viella morin-khuur
Garzoring Nergui: chant khoomij, liuto tovshuur, viella morin-khuur



Tran Quang Hai è un talentuoso e rinomato musicista vietnamita, nato nel 1944, proviene da una famiglia di cinque generazioni di musicisti.

Dopo il conseguimento del diploma, presso il conservatorio di Saigon, si è trasferito in Francia dove ha condotto i suoi studi di teoria e pratica della musica orientale con suo padre, Prof. Tran Van Khe al centro di musica orientale di Parigi.


Polistrumentista, compositore, autore di saggi, documentari e dischi, suona più di 15 strumenti provenienti dalle più svariate parti del mondo (Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia ed Europa).

Dal 1966 fino ad oggi ha tenuto più di 2500 concerti in circa 50 paesi ed ha preso parte a numerosi Festival internazionali di musica etnica partecipando a trasmissioni radio e televisive di tutto il mondo.

Oltre alla composizione di numerose musiche tradizionali vanta, altrettante, considerevoli esperienze in vari generi musicali che vanno dalla musica contemporanea, elettro-acustica a quella per film.

Dal 1968 fa parte del gruppo di ricerca del National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) ed è oggi stato assegnato al dipartimento di etnomusicologia presso il Musée de l’Homme di Parigi.

La sua attività di ricercatore lo ha portato negli anni ’70 a conoscere e fare propria la tecnica del Khoomeilakh, tipica del canto armonico praticato a Tuva e in Mongolia.

Anche nella musica occidentale contemporanea il canto armonico ha avuto la sua influenza: basti pensare all’Harmonic Choir di David Hykes o all’utilizzo fatto da Demetrio Stratos per creare un’interessante relazione tra voce e subconscio.

Tran Quang Hai ha ricevuto numerose medaglie ed onorificenze dalle più importanti accademie e fondazioni del mondo e nel 1995 fu nominato presidente di giuria del Festival di canto armonico stile Khoomei a Tuva. Un’importante e brillante carriera che lo ha portato ad essere considerato il maggiore esperto di canto armonico nel mondo.

Il filmato “Le chant des armoniques” è stato realizzato da Tran Quang Hai con Hugo Zemp.

Il canto armonico è una tecnica vocale alquanto impegnativa che comporta la produzione simultanea di due suoni (canto bi-difonico).

L’esecutore, infatti, emette un suono grave o fondamentale ricco di armonici, tende i muscoli, gonfia le guance e, variando la pressione dell’aria attraverso le corde vocali, il volume del cavo orale e la posizione della lingua, riesce ad ottenere suoni diversi creando una vera e propria melodia su di un bordone.

In questo filmato si vedono appunto delle dimostrazioni di cinque differenti tipi di canto armonico, difatti il canto armonico è praticato da numerosi gruppi etnici oltre che in Mongolia anche in Rajastan, Taiwan, Sud Africa e Tibet ( presso i monaci); uno tra i più famosi gruppi Huun Huur Tu durante i loro spettacoli mostrano le tecniche sopra citate.

Molto apprezzabile anche una sessione dello stesso gruppo con il chitarrista Gilbert Pounia, a dimostrazione di come tecniche e stili lontani possano unirsi in un ensamble prezioso.

Tornando al filmato, Tran Quang Hai, inizia dando dimostrazione di 5 tipi di canto differente, compreso il “Bel Canto” in cui oltre a spiegare i vari stili, da una breve spiegazione su quale approccio utilizzare per queste tecniche ed eseguire i primi armonici; si trovano anche altre utili informazioni anche sull’utilizzo dell’analizzatore di spettro per controllare i propri esercizi.

Un video che non deve mancare ad un appassionato di canto armonico. Disponibile in Francese con sottotitoli in Inglese.


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