Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26 Tuvan Throat Singing

Chirgilchin comprises Aidysmaa Koshkendey, Igor Koshkendey, Mongun-ool Ondar and Aldar Tamdyn, Tuvan throat singers, performing for over 13 years. We have written about Tuvan throat singing.

Chirgilchin's musicians are recent arrivals, maintining close connections to their mountain homeland where music carries a long mystical connection to the landscape. They are master collaborators and bring fellow musicians to visit. Their speciality is subtle ensemble work and melodic instrumental accompaniment of ethereal vocalization across several Tuvan traditions. You can listen to some samples of their work on Myspace, and see some YouTubes on the main ensemble website. Their Song for Goats About People project is humorous and brilliant.

Tonight Portland throat singer Soriah joins Chirilchin, some of his teachers, on the bill.

An intimate performance at the Mississippi Studios. 3939 N Mississippi Early, doors 7PM, show 8. $15