Monday, April 02, 2007

Throat Singing


Read more about this really interesting Holy Week tradition at Intentional Disciples.

"In the sacred tradition of Castelsardo, a quartet of men from the Catholic brotherhood sing together during Holy Week in an inward-facing circle in four-part harmony, manipulating their vowels and timbre in a such a way as to create what’s called a quintina, or a virtual fifth voice soaring above, from their harmonics."

1 Comments:

Blogger Garpu the Fork said...

The blog the original came from is really interesting. I've heard Tuvan and Tibetan Buddhist overtone singing before. Had no clue it was used in some Catholic circles, too.

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