overtone singing

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overtone singing

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Techniques from non-Western cultures, such as throat singing, Tuva singing, and sygyt singing have encouraged composers such as Ferneyhough, Stuart Hinds, and Anders Hillborg, to experiment with innovative techniques and sounds beyond the normal experience of professional singers or voice studios.
Iranian: Ossetic sygyt 'earth(-matter)', Sogdian sykth, Pashto sega and Kurdish sigit.
To stage left, two seated silk-garbed players bow their two-stringed morin huur fiddles, both singing in the sygyt or khoomei style, then a perky, elaborately-gesticulating female singer takes care of the extremely high ranges while Kuvezin himself adopts a gruff bass growl.