World Music School
pratiche e teorie delle musiche dei popoli
TRAN QUANG HAI Vietnam
Canto armonico/ difonico dalla Mongolia
Corso intensivo di canto difonico aperto sia ai principianti che ad allievi di livello avanzato. E’una tecnica vocale di origine sciamanica diffusa in Mongolia, in Siberia e in Sudafrica. Nella pratica del canto difonico (armonico/overtones) una sola persona canta a due voci emettendo un suono grave laringeo cui si sovrappongono suoni acuti prodotti da armonici. Tran Quang Hai è considerato il più grande specialista al mondo di canto difonico, etnomusicologo e maestro di artisti come Demetrio Stratos e Meredith Monk, proviene da cinque generazioni di musicisti, dal Conservatorio di Saigon e dal Centre de Musique Orientale di Parigi; dal 1968 fa parte del CNRS, dipartimento di musicologia al Musée de l’Homme di Parigi. Suona oltre quindici strumenti, orientali ed europei. Compositore e curatore di pubblicazioni scientifiche e musicali, ha ottenuto numerosi riconoscimenti internazionali. Si è esibito in oltre 2500 concerti in 45 paesi, contribuendo all’introduzione della tecnica difonica nella musica contemporanea.
15 SETTEMBRE 2019 H 10 /18 GENOVA, CASTELLO D’ALBERTIS
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Harmonic / Diphonic Singing from Mongolia
Intensive vocal singing course open to both beginners and advanced students. It is a vocal technique of shamanic origin widespread in Mongolia, Siberia and South Africa. In the practice of the diphonic singing (harmonic / overtones) a single person sings in two voices emitting a severe laryngeal sound overlapping with high-pitched sounds produced by harmonics. Tran Quang Hai is considered the greatest specialist in the world of Throat singing, ethnomusicologist and master of artists such as Demetrio Stratos and Meredith Monk, coming from five generations of musicians, from the Conservatory of Saigon and the Center de Musique Oriental in Paris. Since 1968 he is part of the CNRS, department of musicology at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris. He plays over fifteen instruments, oriental and European. Composer and curator of scientific and musical publications, he has received numerous international awards. He has performed in over 2500 concerts in 45 countries, contributing to the introduction of the diphonic technique in contemporary music.
WORKSHOP with Tran Quang Hai (15 SEPTEMBER 2019]
Tran Quang Hai’ overtone singing
Khoomei or throat singing is the name used in Tuva and Mongolia to describe a large family of singing styles and techniques in which a single vocalist simultaneously produces two (or more) distinct tones. The lower one is the usual fundamental tone of the voice and sounds as a sustained drone or a Scottish bagpipe sound. The second corresponds to one of the harmonic partials and is like a resonating whistle in a high, or very high register. During the workshop, Tran Quang Hai will teach the 2 basic techniques of overtone singing:
Technique of one mouth cavity with lower series of overtones;
Technique of two mouth cavities with higher series of overtones.
Exercices for improvisation and collective creation.
Exercices for the control of each overtone
Improvement of overtones by learning how to reduce the fundamental sound
Learning of how to listen to own overtones in order to create small melodies
TRAN QUANG HAI
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 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 DVD on overtone singing (2004, 2005, 2006), 2 DVD 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.
More details of his activities can be found on his website: