|WORKSHOP OF OVERTONE SINGING by TRAN QUANG HAI in Venice (ITALY), 19-21 october 2007|
Diphonic singing 2007
workshop held by Tran Quang Hai
19 - 21 October 2007 14.00 - 18.00
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies is organising its annual Diphonic Singing workshop for beginners and more advanced students.
Diphonic singing requires one person to sing with two different voices emitting a deep laryngal sound superimposed by acute melodic sounds obtained on the walls of the oropharyngeal cavity to produce a melody.
Tran Quang Hai was born into a family of five generations of musicians. His father Tran Van Khe, a well-known musician, is one of the major scholars of Vietnamese music. A native of South Vietnam, Tran Quang Hai studied at the Conservatory of Saigon and the Centre d'Etudes de Musique Orientale in Paris. Since 1968 he has been part of the CNRS research team of the department of musicology at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. Tran Quang Hai is an accomplished performer of Far Eastern musical tradition on native instruments. He is also a composer, author and editor of numerous publications (essays, documentaries, CDs) and has received considerable international recognition for his scholarly and musical work. He has performed in many events including Yves Herwan-Chotard’s ‘Les Tambours 89’ of the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution, Nicolas Frize’s ‘La Composition Française’ at the Festival of Saint Denis in 1991 and the International Festival ‘Chant de Gorge Khoomei’ in Kyzyl and Tuva in 1995. Mention should also be made of Hugo Zemp and Tran Quang Hai’s ethno-musicological film ‘Le Chant Des Harmoniques’ (1989), an award-winner in four international events.
Tran Quang Hai has spent many years studying the ethno-musicological and physiological aspects of diphonic singing.
For the registration and information, please go to :
Address: Istituto Interculturale di Studi Musicali Comparati (IISMC)
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Tel: +39 041 271 0357 / +39 041 523 0555
Fax:+39 041 523 8540