Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuvan Throat Singing

I love stumbling across field recordings like this--I worry sometimes about how quickly cultures and traditions are disappearing from the world, and love spending time poking through the archives, making a performance live again for a few moments. This throat singing is providing a nice backdrop to my cold New England morning today...

3 comments:

Rose said...

That was lovely! I have heard that sound before but I never realised it was made by singing...

flowrgirl1 said...

thats so neat. never heard it before. thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

I love it! Thanks for introducing me to a new place: Tuva/Tyva. My husband and I almost went to Kirghizistan 20 years ago to work, so I'm fascinated by the Central Asian culture. So beautiful. Imagine life in those mountains.

You have a cool blog, I'm glad you found me so I could find you.

I sorely miss a linguistics professor who used to come in and talk with me about interesting language and sound phenomena.