MARK VAN TONGEREN : The main theme for Shruti Nights IX in May

Shruti Nights IX: Harmonies and MelodiesMark van TongerenFollowLikeCommentShareTran Quang Hai2613 Shares617 Views · about 2 weeks ago · /近期課程/

★ 歌唱,與風琴合唱★【和弦】

五月的主題是: 如何用人聲建構多個旋律線~ 以及以人聲搭配印度風琴。


歡迎愛唱旋律的歌者/ 愛唱基礎音的/ 愛唱泛音/ 愛共鳴的人加入。
小班制。 早鳥價只到4/25。


The main theme for Shruti Nights IX in May:

Learn how to add multiple harmonies and melodies with shruti boxes and voices.

Mark van Tongeren singing overtones filmed during Resonance Retreat, april 2020, by Sunny Chen. Other voices overdubbed later.

For singers, droners, overtone singers, resonators. Limited places, register now.


Space Sound Voice – Full Documentary about Overtone Singing and Harmonics

Space Sound Voice – Full Documentary about Overtone Singing and Harmonics

960 vues•30 nov. 2019 43 0 Partager EnregistrerVoid Visuals 1,43 k abonnés This documentary about overtone singing was published in 2010. Now for the 10 years anniversary it is available in full length here. ENJOY! Harmonic Singing (also known as overtone singing) has the power to move us deeply. It is an ancient form of singing, using our voice to produce two or more tones at once. But how does it work? And how can harmonic singing have such a profound effect on us? In the documentary “Space Sound Voice” filmmaker Minghao Xu takes us on a quest for the origins of harmonics, giving us insight in our own ability to sing harmonics. Not only a varied range of international overtone singers is introduced, but also the scientific side is well presented, resulting in an inspirig journey through the world of sound. This film documentation portrays seven musicians and tells the story of my personal fascination for ‘overtone-singing’ and the fractal geometry of sound. With: David Hykes Wolfgang Saus Christian Bollmann Danny Wetzels Hosoo & Transmongolia Jill Purce Mark van Tongeren The DVD with extra materials is available in English and German at the German publishing house See my recent works in Animation and VFX on

MARK VAN TONGEREN’s Book “OVERTONE SINGING”, 2nd revised edition on sale

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When I began to delve into overtone singing around 1989 I was stunned to find out a few things:

1) how easy it was to sing a few overtones – and many more overtones as I kept on practising

2) how little there was to be found in all kinds of literature outside ethnomusicology, like books about the voice and vocal techniques, about sound and timbre, about perception and cognition of sound and music psychology

3) how often the few sources that did mention it presented it as something very esoteric, very diffciult, very hard to learn, etc. etc.

After my thesis on Tuvan throat singing (Xoomei in Tuva: New Developments, New dimensions, 1994) I decided to write a book about all kinds of overtone singing. When it came out in 2002 (revised edition, 2004), much of the above points 1) 2) and 3) still rang true.

I strongly believed that the principle of vocal harmonics should be part of any kind of basic sound education, whether focusing on the voice, on acoustics or hearing or music psychology, and that overtone singing was the most powerful way to get this method across. My book was well received, but difficult to obtain (read: to distribute) and overall I think I could say it failed to have the impact I thought such a book should have on educating at least professionals in music, sound and voice about this still-obscure vocal technique. Throughout the years, until now, I do get positive feedback from people who read it. I am now working on a revised and expanded edition).

Still, Overtone Singing: Physics and Metaphysics of Harmonics in East and West is the only book covering a very wide range of aspects of Overtone Singing, from singing and listening and contemplative aspects to old and new traditions. The CD that comes with the book is the most complete anthology of recordings available and includes several useful technical demonstrations of different techniques. A must-have for any serious overtone singer.

For those who cannot wait 1-2 years for the new edition to come out, I have good news. The second edition is on sale now, half the original price plus postage, available directly from Fusica, shipped from The Netherlands or Taiwan.

Click the link for information on how to order.

MARK VAN TONGEREN ‘s appreciation , 2019

Mark Van Tongeren & Tran Quang Hai

I learned of Hai’s work on overtone singing in the early 1990s. When I got to know him personally, I was astounded and (I will admit) a bit intimidated by his unbridled energy. He loves to share what he does, and he is in fact overflowing with enthusiasm: for overtone singing, for Vietnamese music, for playing the Jew’s harp and spoons, for ethnomusicology, for his constant travels as a performer and teacher

The most prolific researcher in the field of overtone singing is a man with many faces. His name is Tran Quang Hai and you can call him (and all options are correct): Vietnamese or French; a professional musician or a professional musicologist; an instrumentalist or a singer; an improviser or a composer; a traditional, a popular or an experimental musician (all three will do); an expert in Vietnamese traditional musics and an astute chronicler of its year-to-year development in the past decades

Mark Van Tongeren in his article “MARK VAN TONGEREN: Catching up with Tran Quang Hai”, 2019

聲音瑜珈 Weekly Voice Yoga by Mark Van TONGEREN in TAIPEI, TAIWAN , every thursday from 6 to 27 February 2020



聲音瑜珈 Weekly Voice Yoga sessions

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Voice Yoga is an integral approach to body & movement, breath, sound & silence. It is taught weekly in Taipei by Mark van Tongeren.

In Voice Yoga’s dynamic group process, students go beyond their own habits and expectations. Often, something larger than ourselves emerges: a flow of hidden creative potential. We work with all kinds of sounds without meaning, without emphasizing a beautiful voice. They help us to get beyond common subject-object and mind-body dualities, and bring our unconscious selves and irrational emotions to the surface. The group process becomes a mirror for the self and allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside.

Designed and taught by Mark van Tongeren, a Dutch sound explorer with a deep interest in the synergy of arts, sciences and contemplative traditions. Mark has 25+ years of experience in theatre, music and dance productions and holds a PhD from Leiden University’s Academy of Creative of Performing Arts.

Voice Yoga consists of exercises that give pride of place to the voice as a central, creative force in our lives. Human existence depends in important ways on our speaking, listening, sounding and singing abilities. The class promotes awareness of the many roles of the voice in our daily lives. It expands our creative vocabulary, without necessarily talking about music, the singing voice or any musical style. The point is not so much to learn any specific new technique: we play with the voice in a lot of different ways and listen with fresh ears to the hidden potential of our voices.

In Voice Yoga, sound, silence and resonance become a mirror for the self. The sounds produced by ourselves, allows us to ‘see’ ourselves more clearly, to hear what’s living deep inside us. In ever-growing cycles of creating and perceiving we learn about music and sound, about ourselves and about the environment.

We usually start with silence, breath and body movements to turn away from our busy mind into the body and to the sensations we actually experience. We let the voice come out of a natural breath flow. We listen to and follow its natural resonances. We do not try to sing in an artful way, but to experience how body-mind-voice are intimately connected, and how voice and resonance can serve as a bridge to overcome the dualistic notion of body <> mind.

From then on, all kinds of styles and genres of vocalising and musicking may happen, some structured, some wild, some giving insight in your voice, some therapeutic. Exercises are based on yoga, musical and theatrical techniques, vipassana meditation and our innate love to play like children.

The idea behind Voice Yoga is comparable to yoga and tai-chi: the effect of the exercises is gradual. We believe that only with repeated classes you can really learn to connect the energies of voice & sound with the whole of your body and mind. You slowly become more and more familiar with your voice and its powers; you will begin to hear and feel things you did not hear and feel before. That’s why we suggest you to sign up for four classes a time after your trial class.

In a Voice Yoga Review of 2014 you can read some more.

For those seeking to enrich their voices, let off steam and unlock their hidden creative potential.
For singers and those who are afraid to sing.
For actors, musicians and other artists and professionals who work with sound.
Perhaps more than anyone else, people who want to experience and learn about the therapeutical effects of sound seem to benefit from Voice Yoga.

The class is slowly transitioning to a Mandarin class, as Mark improves his skills. Expect some English too (and don’t mind too much about the talking anyway – the sounds will speak to you).

Every class lasts 2 hours. The price is 400 NT$ for a single class, and 1500 NT$ for four classes (375 NT$ per class). Student, 65+ and disadvantaged discount of 25% (300NT$/one class ; 1125 NT$/four classes).
You do not have to attend four classes in a row but like you to use up your credit in about two months, three months at most; we’ll just tick off your presence four times and then you can sign up again for four times.

Feel free to join the Voice Yoga class any time. It is best to send a message on FB every time you want to come to the Voice Yoga Group, once you are a member (after your fist visit, usually).

You can also write to mark at fusica dot nl or send a text-message to 09 10 48 27 49.

Canjune Training Centre
4th Floor, number 3 , Lane 151, Fuxing South Road, Section 2, (this is about 20 meters from the corner of FuXing South Road). Ring the bell, go up the stairs and take the elevator to 4F.
Nearest MRT: Technology Building (10 min. walk).

真正多聲帶~不可思議的泛音唱法 Truly Multi-Voice-Incredible Overtones

真正多聲帶~不可思議的泛音唱法 Truly Multi-Voice-Incredible Overtones

748 vues•15 sept. 2019 15 1 Partager Enregistrersmbigsun洪春景 20,3 k abonnés 週六(9/14)下午2:00~4:00 「聲音瑜珈」在音樂館,即興、泛音詠唱界的傳奇人物 ~Mark Van Tongeren (馬克·范·湯格鄰 ),帶著滿場的聽眾以自己的聲音, 初步親身體驗瑜珈修練。 歡迎一起來參與! 主講: Mark Van Tongeren馬克.范.湯格鄰,荷蘭籍聲音探索家。 對藝術、科學與耐人尋味的音樂傳統有深入的研究。 馬克在劇場、音樂、與舞蹈製作有25年的經歷,為荷蘭萊登大學表演藝術博士。

(Mark Van Tongeren), with his audience in the audience, to experience the yoga practice firsthand. Come and join us! Speaker
Deep research on art, science and intriguing music traditions. Mark has 25 years of experience in theatre, music, and dance production, and is a PhD in Performing Arts at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Trailer “Raum Klang Stimme” – Obertongesang (German)

Trailer “Raum Klang Stimme” – Obertongesang (German)

4 810 vues•25 nov. 2009 12 0 Partager EnregistrerVoid Visuals 1,39 k abonnés Filmdokumentation “Raum Klang Stimme – Auf der Suche nach dem Ursprung der Obertöne” 45min – 2009 Deutschland. DVD erhältlich auf Obertongesang, die Kunst, mit der menschlichen Stimme zwei oder mehrere Töne gleichzeitig zu singen, berührt und bewegt uns in der Tiefe unserer Seele. Doch wie entstehen Obertöne? Und warum wirken sie so intensiv auf uns? Der Filmemacher Minghao Xu geht in seiner DVD-Dokumentation mit dem Who-is-who der internationalen Obertonszene auf eine ebenso poetisch gefilmte wie wissenschaftlich inspirierende Reise – auf der Suche nach dem Ursprung der Obertöne. Herausgekommen ist dabei eine stimmungsvolle und informative Exkursionin in das Herz der Klänge, die nicht nur Klangfreunde begeistern dürfte. Diese Filmdokumentation behandelt anhand von sieben Musikern das Thema Obertongesang und jener harmonikalen Proportionen, die dahinter stecken. Mit: David Hykes Christian Bollmann Wolfgang Saus Danny Wetzels Hosoo & Transmongolia Jill Purce Mark van Tongeren

Overtone Singing – Mark Van Tongeren

Overtone Singing – Mark Van Tongeren

28 601 vues•27 sept. 2013 339 4 Partager EnregistrerPulpOnline247 113 abonnés Mark Van Tongeren explains overtone singing, and gives a demonstration on the Shanghai metro – because why not?

Overtone Singing on a low C, overtones 6-16 by Mark Van Tongeren, 14.11.2019

Overtone Singing on a low C, overtones 6-16 by Mark Van Tongeren, 14.11.2019

83 vues•14 nov. 2019 5 0 Partager EnregistrerFusica 23 abonnés For more explorations of overtone singing and other vocal techniques, sound and music, subscribe to our channel!

真正多聲帶~不可思議的泛音唱法 Real multi-vocal band ~ incredible overtone singing

Real multi-vocal band ~ incredible overtone singing 真正多聲帶~不可思議的泛音唱法

500 vues•14 sept. 2019 13 1 Partager Enregistrersmbigsun洪春景 16,7 k abonnés 週六(9/14)下午2:00~4:00 「聲音瑜珈」在音樂館,即興、泛音詠唱界的傳奇人物 ~Mark Van Tongeren (馬克·范·湯格鄰 ),帶著滿場的聽眾以自己的聲音, 初步親身體驗瑜珈修練。 歡迎一起來參與! 主講: Mark Van Tongeren馬克.范.湯格鄰,荷蘭籍聲音探索家。 對藝術、科學與耐人尋味的音樂傳統有深入的研究。 馬克在劇場、音樂、與舞蹈製作有25年的經歷,為荷蘭萊登大學表演藝術博士。