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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 02:00

The Queen of extended vocal techniques

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If you never heard the voice of Sainkho Namtchylak I envy you, since you are going to have a unique musical experience - of wonder and beauty. I know Sainkho since 2009, when I invited her to my Trialogo festival in 2009 (link). Since then we have become good friends.

 

In her home in Vienna we look together at her score which is a kind of an ultimate challenge of an extended vocal techniques master. I can count with my fingers of my two hands (maybe of one hand even) the soloists I know of that could hold the challenge of her part.

Sainkho is going to be the first soloist in REKA, and will need to navigate between extremes of the human voice, to create sounds, rhythms and chants, using almost every possible method of vocal production.

What a lucky composer I am to have such a great artist on board !

 

Monday, 28 July 2014 13:06

SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH ART - PART 3

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Saturday, 12 July 2014 02:00

Whistling with Joe Legwabe

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I know Joe Legwabe for almost 10 years. Each time he surprises me with his poetic vision of music, sound and life. He goes with me to every sonic experiment or research I wish to try, much more open minded than most of the so called "experimental" or "contemporary" vocal soloists one can meet in the scene.We work on the score and - its not easy. At a certain point he invents on the spot a new whistling technique which I needed for a section of the work, and it is just amazing. REKA work in London with Mister Legwabe is a rare treat !

 

Sunday, 06 July 2014 02:00

NATURE REHEARSALS IN KARLSRUHE

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Last day in Karlsruhe, we decide to work in nature. Epi is ready for the world premiere - he is going to be amazing.

 

Sometimes I feel I have the best job in the world.

Saturday, 05 July 2014 02:00

MONGOLIAN SNACK & MUSIC

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Finally in Karlsruhe with my friend Epi, reading the score and eating Buuz (Mongolian snack). Happy to be with Epi !

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:09

SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH ART - PART 2

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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 02:00

SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH ART !!!

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SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH ART !!!

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 02:00

Extended vocal techniques with Joe Legwabe (1)

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Learning the Xhosa click language of the Zulu tribe of South Africa with one of my favorite singers in the world - Joe Legwabe.

Mid July I'm going to London to work with Joe, will be a vocal adventure !!!

 

Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:25

REKA SIXTH CROWD TUTORIAL

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Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:24

REKA FIFTH CROWD TUTORIAL

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Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:23

REKA FOURTH CROWD TUTORIAL

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Saturday, 28 June 2014 02:00

REKA SECOND CROWD TUTORIAL

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Saturday, 28 June 2014 02:00

REKA THIRD CROWD TUTORIAL

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Friday, 27 June 2014 13:53

REKA FIRST CROWD TUTORIAL

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Friday, 27 June 2014 08:03

Working on video tutorials

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Elena Casella's Choir , Musica Aperta & Conductor of REKA, Dario Garegnani are going to be the demonstrators of each part of the CROWD within REKA.

Videos will be online next week - stay tuned !

Experimenting  harmonics glissando techniques of contemporary music on the Mongolian fiddle the Morin Khoor is challenging and fun !

Next week Enkhjargal and me will start rehearsing in Karlsruhe, its going to be so much fun !!!

 

Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:27

Can you sing it ?

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Can you sing it ?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 02:00

Playing with traditions

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Departing from Tradition and going to new experimentations can be a lot of fun. This is really about "playing music" & "playing with music".

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