Tuesday, December 18, 2018

▶ Эркин Алексеев. Хомус Егора Тартакова. Erkin Alexeev. Tartakov's khomus jew's harp




Новый хомус Егора Тартакова (Сунтарский улус, Якутия).
Очень сочный, высокий звук. То, что я давно искал. При этом язычок инструмента лёгкий, не капризный.
Рекомендую)*
My new khomus made by Egor Tartakov. Very racy and high sound

* (google translate): New khomus of Egor Tartakova (Suntarsky Ulus, Yakutia).
Very juicy, high sound. What I have been looking for. At the same time the tongue of the tool is light, not capricious.
Recommend)

Эркин Алексеев. Хомус Егора Тартакова. Erkin Alexeev. Tartakov's khomus jew's harp - YouTube

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ancient Trance Festival 2019 • Aug 8 - 11 • Taucha Bei Leipzig, Germany



[English below*]

Wir sind wieder da! 

Vibrierende Sounds, schwingende Körper, inspirierende Workshops, öffnende Begegnungen... das Ancient-Trance-Festival geht im Sommer 2019 in die 10. Runde - ein Jubiläum das gefeiert werden will - und zwar mit DIR!  

Das Team ist schon seit einigen Wochen am Visionieren und freut sich jetzt nach einem Jahr Verschnaufpause die neuen Ideen zu verwirklichen. Wenn Du Lust hast am nächten Festival mitzuwirken sende uns eine Email an mitmachen@ancient-trance.de. Es warten spannende und kreative Aufgaben im Team auf Dich!

Unser traditioneller Weihnachtsvorverkauf startet am 06.12.2018!!!

Voller Energie und Vorfreude, 
Eure Festivalfamilie


* (English / google translate):

We are back!

Vibrant sounds, swinging bodies, inspiring workshops, opening encounters ... the Ancient Trance Festival is entering the tenth round in the summer of 2019 - an anniversary to be celebrated - with YOU!

The team has been visioning for several weeks now and is looking forward to realizing the new ideas after a year of breather. If you feel like participating in the next festival send us an email to mitmachen@ancient-trance.de. Exciting and creative tasks in a team await you!

Our traditional Christmas sales start on 06.12.2018 !!!

Full of energy and anticipation,
Your festival family





– more, from the website… (English below **)

Ancient Trance Festival

Herzlich willkommen auf unserer neuen Website.
Wir sind in den letzten Zügen, Dir hier alle wichtigen Features und Insbesondere den ab dem 6. Dezember startenden Vorverkauf zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Es geht weiter: 8.-11. August 2019

Vom 8. - 11. August 2019 lassen wir die Jubiläumsausgabe, das 10. Ancient Trance steigen.
Wir legen uns jetzt schon wahnsinnig ins Zeug, um uns allen ein unvergesslich schönes Wochenende zu bereiten.
Wie immer gilt: Wenn Du mithelfen willst – auch Ehrenamtlich im Vorfeld, in der Orga tritt mit uns in Kontakt.

Vorverkauf 2019 ab dem 6. Dezember 2018

Traditionell starten wir im Dezember mit dem Vorverkauf.
Die ersten 1.000 Tickets verkaufen wir bis zum 31.01.2019 für nur 60,-€. Alle, die bis zum 18.12.2018 bezahlen erhalten ein mit viel Liebe eingepacktes Papierticket.

ancient-trance.de


** (English / google translate)

Welcome to our new website.
We are in the last legs, here you all important features and in particular to the starting from the 6. December starting presale to the order.
It continues: 8.-11. August 2019

From the 8th to the 11th of August 2019 we will release the anniversary edition, the 10th Ancient Trance.
We are already working hard to prepare a memorable weekend for all of us.
As always: If you want to help - also volunteers in advance, in the organization comes into contact with us.
Advance sale 2019 from 6th December 2018

Traditionally, we start the pre-sale in December.
The first 1,000 tickets will be sold until 31.01.2019 for only 60, - €. All those who pay until 18.12.2018 receive a packed paper bag.

ancient-trance.de



Saturday, December 1, 2018

Global Vibes 2018 – 28/29 December





<<<<<< GLØBAL VIBES 2018 >>>>>> ENGLISH BELOW
A DOROMBOSOK LEGNAGYOBB ÜNNEPE
CONFERENCE AND THE CRAZIEST JEW'S HARP PARTY

A Global Vibes egy olyan multikulturális rendezvény, ahol a zenei stílusok, művészeti irányzatok és különböző kultúrák mind hatással vannak egymásra. Tucatnyi koncert, rengeteg fellépő, ősi és különleges hangszerek elektronikus zenében, sámánokról készült fotók fényfestésben, workshopok, előadások, táncház - ez mind a Global Vibes. Külföldi és hazai zenészek hívnak mindenkit egy térbeli és időbeli utazásra ezen a nemzetközi rendezvényen, a város egyik legszebb épületében.

A Dorombkonferencia a Global Vibes világzenei esemény szakmai kísérő rendezvénye. A rendezvény célja, hogy ezt a különleges hangszert a részvevők jobban megismerjék, a magyar népzenében és ősi hagyományainkban betöltött szerepéről párbeszéd alakuljon ki. A Dorombkonferencia lehetőséget teremt a magyar és nemzetközi szakembereknek a találkozásra, eszmecserére. A közönség számára pedig egyedülálló, változatos, interaktív ismeretterjesztés magyar és külföldi előadókkal, koncertekkel, workshopokkal.

2018. 12. 28. péntek - Nemzetközi folkkocsma és táncház (ingyenes)
Ráhangolódás a másnapi konferenciára zenével, tánccal és ismerkedéssel.

Koncert program :
18:30 Gajtan - Udmurt-székely családi zenekar (RO/HU)
19:00 Leo Tadagawa (JP)
19:25 Somoska (RO/HU) - moldvai csángó gyerekcsapat Romania 
20:00 Tchen (FR)
20:20 Dom Martin (FR)

20:30 Szünet. Szünetben az előtérben lévő színpadon feliratkozós szabad színpad. 

21:30 Spirit Dance Trio (HU)
22:00 Catlin Magi (EST)
22:40 The CimiSchulz Show (AT)

Előtérben:
23:30 Zoord (HU) 


2018.12.29. Szombat

Konferencia program:
10:30 Kapunyitás
11:00 Köszöntő
11:10 A doromb zenei akusztikája - Dr. Pap János, Zeneakadémia
11:40 Udmurt hagyományok - Demeter Miklós 
12:00 Hogy hangszereljünk kórusművet dorombra? - Dr. Smuta Attila
12:30 Ebédszünet, hangszervásár
13:30 Kaukázusi gyökerek, zenei rokonságok - Agócs Gergely
14:00 Észt dorombos hagyományok - Catlin Magi
14:30 A doromb Japánban - Leo Tadagawa,
15:00 Bálint Györgyi - gyógyító rezgések
15:30 Istók Pál - Moldvai dorombos hagyományok
16:00 Vége a konferenciának

16:20 Szabad színpad az előtérben előzetesen feliratkozóknak.

(Programváltozás jogát fenntartjuk.)
Belépőjegy: 1500 Ft/fő
Egész nap, mindenre!



Global Vibes is a multicultural, multifaceted event that brings together different music and art styles, interesting people playing weird musical instruments for a humble day at the end of the year. The link between the performances and its people is one of the most ancient instruments, the Jew's harp and the friendship derived from it. Many players, raypainted walls of the old synagogue, ancient instruments in modern electronic music, traditional dances and crazy experimental concerts with wonderful visuals. This is all Global Vibes.

A Jew's harp themed extravagant party in an old ex-cinema in Kecskemét in the middle of Hungary, just 40 mins from Budapest.


28th December, Friday

20:00 International jam session, folk pub and traditional dances
Venue: Kilele Music Cafe https://www.facebook.com/KileleMusicCafe

29th December, Saturday
Conference programme - 
Venue: Musical Instrument Museum, concert hall

10:30 doors open
11:00 Greetings
11:10 Dr. János Pap, professor of acoustics, The physics of Jew’s harp
11:40 Miklós Demeter, traditions of Udmurtia
12:00 Sandor Balogh, Jew’s harp in trad music education
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Gergely Agócs, Caucasian report
14:00 Catlin Magi, Estonian traditions
14:30 Leo Tadagawa, Jew’s harp/Mukkuri in Japan
15:00 Györgyi Bálint, therapeutic useage
15:30 Pál Istok, traditions and revival amongst the Csango people of Moldva
16:00 Conference end

16:20 Open Stage for signed up musicians -

Concert program - Venue: Musical Instrument Museum, concert hall
18:30 Gajtan - Udmurt-Hungarian family band living in Romania (RO/HU)
19:00 Leo Tadagawa (JP)
19:20 Somoska (RO/HU) - kid group of the csángó Hungarian minority living in Moldva, Romania 
20:00 Tchen (FR)
20:20 Dom Martin (FR)

20:30 Break - Open Stage for signed up musicians 

21:30 Spirit Dance Trio (HU)
22:00 Catlin Magi (EST)
22:40 The CimiSchulz Show (AT)

23:10 Zoord (HU) 

Program is subject to change.
Tickets: 1500 HUF/whole day, every program.


Global Vibes 2018 Facebook Event Page



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Guelph Film Festival Review: 'The Strange Sound of Happiness' Unearths Mouth-Harp Mysteries Directed by Diego Pascal Panarello



In this beautifully made docu-drama, one man's dream to become a musician is realized via an unlikely instrument. Director Diego Pascal Panarello narrates and stars in this fantastical film ostensibly about a version of himself — a drifting, broken-hearted man who returns home to Sicily with no focus or prospects in life until he encounters a mouth-harp, which alters him immeasurably…

more: Guelph Film Festival Review: 'The Strange Sound of Happiness' Unearths Mouth-Harp Mysteries Directed by Diego Pascal Panarello

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Melodia – 11 Compositions for Melodic Jaw Harp" | Mark Growden



This collection of compositions is for the open/closed glottis, high register, melodic technique of jaw harp playing, as can be found in the traditional musics of Norway, Kyrgyzstan, Sicily, Estonia, and Rajasthan. In Russian and English. включает в себя перевод на русский язык.

 $14.95

Mark Growdon - "Melodia - 11 Compositions for Melodic Jaw Harp" - Swirly Music - Serving Composers and Consumers of Printed Music


Thursday, October 4, 2018

San Francisco Jaw Harp Choir




Structured like a community chorus, all are welcome to join, regardless of prior jaw harp playing experience. We’ll teach you how to play! Don’t own a jaw harp? No worries. We have inexpensive mouth harps available for purchase and an instrument library from which , you can borrow with a small deposit. Our goal is to develop a body of work that we can record and perform at regional venues and jaw harp festivals near and afar.

The Jaw Harp Choir will be led by award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor, and music educator, Mark Growden. Mark has been playing jaw harp since the mid-seventies and recently authored the book Melodia - 11 Compositions for The Melodic Jaw Harp. Mark has extensive experience as a music director and music educator.


San Francisco Jaw Harp Choir

The San Francisco Jaw Harp Choir Begins! (Facebook event page)

#KhomusWeekly Jew's Harp Newsletter: "Melodia – 11 Compositions for Melodic Jaw Harp" | Mark Growden


Friday, September 21, 2018

Cracking the code: recordings, transmission, players, and smiths in the Norwegian munnharpe revival: Ethnomusicology Forum: Vol 0, No 0

Academic research –

Though it operates on the margins of the Norwegian folk music scene, the munnharpe (jew’s harp) revival has been active since the 1960s and today boasts an active network of festivals, musicians, and blacksmiths. After contextualising the instrument’s position within Norwegian folk music and outlining the history of the munnharpe community, I explore the transmission and revitalisation of the munnharpe tradition, suggesting that a large part of the revival’s success lies in the availability and accessibility of archival recordings. I examine the transmission of playing technique and repertoire amongst musicians, then compare it with instrument building transmission amongst blacksmiths, analysing how the dynamic between munnharpe players and makers has shaped the instrument’s musical and material spheres. Tracing the symbiotic relationship between archives, recordings, players, and makers, I argue that this interplay has been central to the revival in both its past and present iterations.

Cracking the code: recordings, transmission, players, and smiths in the Norwegian munnharpe revival: Ethnomusicology Forum: Vol 0, No 0