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List of overtone musicians

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This is a list of musicians utilizing some form of overtone singing. The groups they work with should be listed after.



These are musicians using a traditional method of overtone singing: Overtone singing originates among the people in the Urankhai region of Siberia, who have historic links to Mongols (although they might speak Turkic languages, like Tuvans).

Tuvans and Mongols

  • Alash
  • Kaigal-ool Khovalyg of Huun-Huur-Tu
  • Igor Koshkendey of Chirgilchin
  • Anatoli Kuular formerly of Huun-Huur-Tu
  • Sainkho Namtchylak
  • Kongar-ool Ondar featured on Genghis Blues and work with Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
  • Mongun-ool Ondar of Chirgilchin
  • Tyva Kyzy
  • Albert Kuvezin of Yat-Kha (formerly Huun-Huur-Tu)
  • Aldar Tamdyn of Chirgilchin
  • Tuvan National Orchestra
  • Saidash Mongush
  • Altai Khairkhan from Mongolia
  • Rest of the World

  • Tanya Tagaq from Nunavut
  • Paul Pena from San Francisco featured on Genghis Blues
  • Demetrio Stratos
  • Nils-Aslak Valkeapää Yoik singer from Finland
  • Fátima Miranda
  • Enrique Ugalde alias Soriah
  • Natascha Nikeprelevic
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  • Non-traditional

  • Overtone Choir Spektrum, Prague, Czech Republic - connects traditional choir singing with overtone techniques
  • Attila Csihar is a prominent figure in Black Metal and Extreme Metal and is noted for utilising the overtone technique most commonly with drone band Sunn O)))
  • Avi Kaplan Bass singer and vocal percussionist in Pentatonix
  • Ego Fall (Metalcore) and Tengger Cavalry (Black Metal) are Mongolian Folk Metal bands from Inner Mongolia that utilize Throat Singing.
  • Ray Anderson - jazz singer & trombonist
  • Theo Bleckmann - featured in composer John Hollenbeck's composition The Music of Life
  • Arrington de Dionyso of Old Time Relijun
  • Diamanda Galás - Greek-American performance artist and renowned vocalist; when performing an opera by Vinko Globokar she had to produce four tones at once
  • Jim Gillette of Nitro
  • Dani Filth of Cradle Of Filth
  • Bruce Lamont of Yakuza
  • Darroh Sudderth of Fair to Midland
  • Baby Gramps - folk musician
  • John Hammink - engineer and singer, has originally used both Sygyt and Kargyraa for testing Skype audio quality, particularly as it relates to telephony hardware
  • David Hykes featured overtoning with his score for incarnate Tibetan lama Dzongsar Khyentese's film "Travellers and Magicians", the scores to "The Yatra Trilogy" by John Bush, and film trailer music for "The New World" by Terrence Malick, the first of the "Blade" movies and "X Men: The Last Stand"
  • Enver Izmailov throatsings on his album With My Best Wishes
  • Elton John produced hundreds of overtones on his 1986 world tour.
  • Space Mandino - American folk musician
  • Bobby McFerrin - jazz vocalist
  • Lalah Hathaway - soul & jazz vocalist, daughter of Donny Hathaway. Uses overtone singing during live improvisation
  • Aengus Ó Maoláin - Irish singer, both solo and with Anúna and Bulraga, uses both Karygraa and Sygt but mainly Khoomei
  • David Lee Roth (formerly of Van Halen) sometimes uses a multi-pitched wail similar to throat singing
  • Roswell Rudd - jazz trombonist, features a traditional Mongolian ensemble with a throat sing on his album Blue Mongol
  • Demetrio Stratos - Italian singer of Greek and Egyptian origin, explored diplophony, triplophony and even quadrophony with Area (band) and in his solo records, in particular Cantare la voce
  • Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Pol Guasch - Catalan musician of the one-man-band Naakhum, uses mainly Kargyraa and occasionally Sygyt in his songs combined with Extreme Metal.
  • Anna-Maria Hefele
  • Robert Een - American composer, cellist, and vocalist
  • Michael Ormiston - British Khöömii singer and teacher, multi-instrumentalist, composer
  • Loïc ...W... - French Extreme Metal musician, vocalist of Bemskiant and Heboïdophrenie. Uses several overtones techniques combined with growling and screaming during live performance.
  • References

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