Friday, December 23, 2016

New Karinding – from West Java to California!

a little photo shoot with some of my instruments today – especially to acknowledge the addition of my new bamboo instruments from Billal Al Shabill (received yesterday)–  karindingclamping,* and toleat (flute) from West Java to California! – pictured here with my hurdygurdy (made in England) and my khomus, custom made for me by Николай Бурцев of Yakutsk in Siberia. The batik in the lower half of the above photo was also in my package from West Java. – thank you Billal!

* celempung is the large bamboo at the bottom of the above photo - a percussion instrument. see the #KhomusWeekly youtube playlist "other" for video samples. 

Billal al Shabil
see also (on one of my personal blogs): whats more: re: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java

more (on Facebook) –
Robert Cherwink - a little photo shoot with some of my instruments...:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

▶ Munnharpe (jew's harp) Documentary. Setesdal tradition

Munnharpe (jew's harp). Setesdal tradition - YouTube
This is the ethnographic, documentary film by Vladimir Markov about the Setesdal tradition of playing Munnharpa (a Norwegian name of jew's harp). Setesdal is a traditional district in Aust-Agder County in southern Norway. Place where the musical history was and is being made by Asbjørn T. Brokke, Knut Jonson Heddi, Mikkjel Kåvenes, Aany Rysstad, Gunnar Andresson Helle, Andres Rysstad, Hallvard T. Bjorgum, Knut Eivindson Brokke, Torleiv H. Bjørgum, Sigurd Brokke, Bjørgulv O. Rysstad, Knut Gjermundson Hovet, Knut Nikolson Berg, Knut Tveit, Folke Nesland, Bjørgulv Straume, Bjørgulv Rysstad and many other persons.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

KARINDING – passing on the tradition – Sekar Alit bersama Kang SandyMizon/ Sandy Kasalur | Karinding Sadulur

Malming Berkarinding
Sekar Alit bersama Kang SandyMizon/Sandy - Kasalur
@ tepas_kasalur

Karinding Sadulur "In addition we show you work on stage and in the form of tapes. It also includes part of the routine process of our activities on the side: Karinding Sadulur (kasalur). Regenerating the artists music Karinding. Besides, we intend to continue to maintain the sustainability of Karinding and others. Mr. Robert Cherwink and Harm Linsen"

Robert Cherwink thank you! - these are wonderful photos of children being passed the tradition - i love it!, and will put this in #KhomusWeekly 
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Harm Linsen Beautiful! Are they also educated in the background and meanings of the instrument itself?
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Karinding Sadulur yes, they are educated to play a Karinding. But not only that. In our curriculum (Karinding Sadulur) for all those who learn together educated in order to better understand the philosophical meaning of Karinding tu contained himself. And to learn to be more loving and growing self-awareness that this is included inheritance of culture and artistic tradition shingga can be motivated to continue to preserve it.
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Harm Linsen Great!
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Karinding Sadulur Thank you very much sir Harm Linsen and Robert Cherwink, your motivation will be invaluable to us and the children who are the spirit of learning.

Malming Berkarinding Sekar Alit bersama Kang... - Karinding Sadulur:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

update on my medical situation

  • a quick update on my medical situation: i met with my surgeon last week, and he wants to try a course of epidural injections for my neck rather that perform surgery at this point. hopefully this will help to relieve the muscle spasms in my neck and shoulders which have literally pulled my shoulder out of place. i have been having some serious difficulty with my right arm, and have not been able or had the energy to spend nearly as much online as i used to
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Monday, October 10, 2016

▶ Forging the sound - Dmitry Babaev | Тихая песня металла - Бабаев Дмитрий

Forging the sound - Dmitry Babaev | Тихая песня металла - Бабаев Дмитрий - YouTube
Published on Jul 26, 2016 by Mountain Me
Video has English subtitles.
"Aces" is a series of shot films about people being in love with their work.
"Forging the sound" is a story about Dmitrii Babaev, jaw harp maker from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Dmitrii talks about minimalism in music and life, self-improvement and jaw harps, of course.
Music: Svein Westad, Rammstein

Проект "Мастера" - фильмы о людях, живущих своим делом.
"Тихая песня металла" - фильм о Дмитрие Бабаеве, варганном мастере из Санкт-Петербурга. Дмитрий рассказывает о минимализме в музыке и жизни, самосовершенствовании и, конечно же, варанах.

thanks to Dale Cooper!

added to playlist

documentaries & interviews at #KhomusWeekly

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5 октября в 21:00 в клубе Матэ

UPDATE: see video at #KhomusWeekly Jew's Harp Newsletter: Спиридон Шишигин, клуб Мате, Москва, 05.10.2016 | Spiridon Shishigin, Club Mate, Moscow, 05.10.2016

via Olga Prass on Facebook –

Уже совсем скоро!
В среду, 5 октября в 21:00 в клубе Матэ. Лестева 19, к.2 (метро Шаболовская) будем играть для вас =)
Приходите послушать варганы и попить, заваренный самым лучшим и правильным образом аргентинский матэ!
Already very soon!
On Wednesday, October 5 at 21:00 in the club mate. Lesteva 19, k. 2 (Metro Shabolovskaya) we'll play for you =)
Come hear it vargany zavarennyy and something to drink, the best and most correct way argentinian maté!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Конкурс мастеров изготовителей варгана – "Competition masters vargan manufacturers" | Николай Бурцев (Nikolai Burtcev)

▶ Mohan Lal Lohar making Morchang

Mohan Lal Lohar making Morchang - YouTube
Published on Apr 11, 2012 by Khan
Making of Morchang, Mohan Lal Lohar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.
Good and genuine man, maker of excellent Alghoza and best Morchang (mouth-harp) in this part of world. Contact info:

▶ And On The Seventh Day Petals Fell In Petaluma (Harry Partch)

 "There is some surprising mouth harp on 18:59" * 

And On The Seventh Day Petals Fell In Petaluma (Harry Partch) - YouTube
Published on Aug 12, 2014 by New World Records / CRi
And On The Seventh Day Petals Fell In Petaluma (Harry Partch)
Gate 5 Ensemble; Danlee Mitchell, Harry Partch, Michael Ranta, Emil Richards, Wallace Snow, Stephen Tosh

from "The Harry Partch Collection, Volume 2"
New World Records 80622-2

©2014 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

* thanks to Vassilis Onesecbeforetheend Galanos in the Facebook group Khomus & Khomus

note: the town of Petaluma is just over the hill from me!

Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments. He composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first 20th-century composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales. He built custom-made instruments in these tunings on which to play his compositions, and described his theory and practice in his book Genesis of a Music (1947)... 
– Wikipedia

Saturday, September 24, 2016

▶ Karinding Sadulur- (cover video klip) Pasir Siloka

Karinding Sadulur- (cover video klip) Pasir Siloka - YouTube
Published on Mar 24, 2016
Karinding Sadulur- (cover video klip) Pasir Siloka
Cipt: Edoy Ngalagena
Musik Aranser: Karinding Sadulur

on youtube –

more –

on Facebook – Karinding SadulurKarinding Sadulur- Kasalur

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Хомут АРКТИКА – new #khomus from Николай Бурцев (Nikolai Burtcev)

"Khomus ARCTIC"

on Facebook: 21 сентября 2016 г.

bonus –


on Facebook: 21 сентября 2016 г.

Хомусчут Андрей АЛГЫС Translation

Фильм о тенгрианском обряде алгыс во время кумысного праздника ысыах. (Использованы материалы ысыаха в с. Техтюр, Орто Дойду Хангаласского улуса и др., Респу...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

▶ KARINDING ATTACK • live on Gunung Karimbi

KARINDING ATTACK • live on Gunung Karimbi - YouTube

Published on Dec 2, 2012 by Vincent Moon
KARINDING ATTACK • live on Gunung Karimbi

a film by Vincent Moon

images, sounds & edit by Vincent Moon
mix by Karinding Attack
produced by Vincent Moon & Aniza Santo
with the help of Viki Rascal, Captain Jack, Ghera Nugraha


shot on Gunung Karimbi
West Java
january 2012


Karinding Attack:
Man Jasad : Vocals, Karinding
Wisnu Jawis : Karinding, vocals
Ki Amenk : Karinding, vocals
Kimung : celempung, vocals
Hendra Attack : celempung, vocals
Papay : celempung, vocals
Okid : goong tiup, vocals
Yuki : saluang, vocals
Ekek : suling, vocals

with the participation of
Ma Nyai Cimulu


album to listen to on