Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present a performance by composer and overtone signer Stuart Hinds. In recent years, overtone singing has become more widely known and appreciated. Overtone singing can be heard in pop music, movie soundtracks, and even prime time television commercials. This rise in popularity is largely due to successful tours and recordings by musicians representing the two major styles: Tibetan Buddhist chant and Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing. In the West, an increasing number of musicians are employing the techniques in their work. All these styles have in common an essentially drone-based musical texture with an unchanging fundamental pitch and a melody of overtones. Stuart Hinds is unique among overtone singers for the level of technical mastery and fluency he has achieved. Hinds takes overtone singing to a new expressive level. In a quantum leap beyond traditional drone-based singing, Hinds is able to vocally produce two distinct musical lines at the same time. His original compositions stretch the boundaries of overtone singing into a completely new genre of music that can embrace any musical style. Hinds work reflects his classical training, with influences from many musical cultures a unique style that appeals to a broad range of listeners. stuarthinds.com
Patrick Moore – cello Stuart Hinds – overtone singing performed at St. Thomas University, 9.29.16 The inspiration for Alas! came from the lute songs of John Dowland. Even though there are no lyrics, the emotional content and polyphonic style are similar to Dowland’s. The piece was originally composed for voice and bassoon and has also been performed with bass clarinet, but this performance was given with cello.
Finally, all the books and recordings I’ve been telling you about are available, including the new album “Canyons and Sky.” Making Music with Overtone Singing – book and recordings The Overtone Singing Virtuoso – book and recordings Composing Music for Overtone Singing
I have completed a monumental three-volume work of compositions and instruction for overtone singing.
1. Making Music with Overtone Singing
2. An Overtone Experience/Eine Oberton Erfahrung https://www.traumzeit-verlag.de/shop/buecher-ebooks/obertoene-overtones/
3. The Overtone Singing Virtuoso
The first two books feature a progressive sequence of learning objectives and provide exercises and compositions to reinforce each lesson. The third book features advanced techniques and represents the highest expressive potential for overtone singing.
The Overtone Singing Virtuoso $9.95 (recordings sold separately) 12 pieces for polyphonic overtone singing with commentary and instruction • advanced level skills and techniques • substantial commentary, analysis, and instruction…
The new book is finished – a major contribution to the art.
2. General Considerations
3. Music Notation for OS Compositions
4. Pitch Limitations in OS
5. Contrapuntal Music for Solo Voice
6. OS with Instruments
7. Composing and Arranging Songs for OS
8. OS in Choral Music
9. Influences from Non-Western Music
10. OS with Text
11. Advanced Techniques