Purpose:Illustrate manipulation of vocal formants and harmonics in the voice.
Description:Male voices sing various notes while manipulating their vocal tract to obtain emphasis on different harmonics of the fundamental note being sung. This very unusual music consists of a type of throat singing developed in Tuva, the former Soviet territory, now an independent country in central Asia.
Three CDs are available, including one recorded jointly with the Kronos String Quartet. Selections on another disc include the old favorite, "60 Horses in my Herd."