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The 101 strangest records on Spotify: David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir – Hearing Solar Winds
David Hykes is a composer, singer, musician, author, and meditation teacher. He was one of Hykes founded the Harmonic Choir in , and has performed and taught Harmonic Chant and the related Harmonic Presence work in America, .and 4 channel bnc rca video to vga converter switch hy vee 108th and fort
Reading on mobile? Listen here "Accept that music is not sealed to passion, nor to piety, nor to feelings, accept that it can blossom in spaces so wide your image cannot project yourself within them …" Now, that is precisely the sort of sleeve note written by sound sculptor Louis Dandrel we like, and this is a stunning, beautifully strange record. David Hykes was an established experimental film-maker with a long-held interest in traditional and sacred music when he formed the Harmonic Choir in There are no words, no instruments, no chants and no "message" other than Slow Down. Each of the eight pieces in fact, one long unbroken whole is built on throat-singing foundations; so a single low bass note is, by way of bafflingly precise muscle control, joined by another, higher note, known as the overtone — a single voice can produce many sounds at once. Each singer then adds and then removes, then adds again his own, changing harmony and the piece grows, with glacial stillness, into utterly entrancing fullness. The church's rich reverb makes the choir's incredible music sound like a Gregorian chant, albeit one performed by an alien race.
David Hykes is a visionary composer, singer, musician, recording artist, visual artist and teacher of contemplative music and meditation. He is founder of a contemplative music called Harmonic Chant and of the Harmonic Presence work, which blends music, meditation training and healing harmonization practices. He was Artist-in-Residence for ten years at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York before moving to France, where he has been based since He has lead Harmonic Presence retreats since all over the world.
If you would like to study with David privately or organize group sessions, contact him at davidhykes hotmail. Subsequent reprinting without permission is illegal. Permission is granted for this one article. I became aware of the existence of vocal harmonics in , hearing them in Gregorian chant recordings, LaMonte Young and Pran Nath concerts, and then, in , in recordings of Mongolian, Tibetan and Tuvan chanting. In I began electronically "refracting" or "prismatising" voices as I called it with a harmonizer, my use of which was copied by Laurie Anderson I created a 'harmonic voices' soundtrack from one original recorded voice for my film "Moving Parts" which was shown at the Whitney Museum in New York in Tired of electronics, in early in New York I formed the Harmonics Choir, as I first called it, having succeeded in being able to find the harmonics through my own voice, by listening and singing along with the Mongolian, Tuvan, and Tibetan recordings then available on the Hungaroton Mongolia , Melodya Tuva and Anthology and Nonesuch Tibet labels.
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