Huun-Huur-Tu is a quartet of Tuvan throat singers / musicians.
They have worked with Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, The Kronos
Quartet, and also with electronica wizard Carmen Rizzo.
from: the negative dialectics of poodle play, ben watson p. 530
group, "from beyond the arctic circle", played at "soiree"
at the zappa's home in february 1993, along with the chieftains, l. shankar and
johnny 'guitar' watson. this event
is documented in the a&e biography as well as the late show, produced by
nigel leigh, bbc2 march 11, 1993.
from: charles ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is "beyond the arctic circle" in the same sense that eugene is--
they're both outside it. tuva ranges from 49 to 53 degrees north latitude. the
southern border is thus comparable to vancouver, bc, while the northern border
is comparable to dublin, ireland. the arctic circle is at 66 degrees 33 minutes.
from: patrick neve
tuvan throat singers were featured without credit on civilization phaze III, dio
fa being the song. nevertheless
they still attended fz's "soirees" (plural) and have dedicated many a
concert to his memory. i have yet to find an official site, but here is a good
page by the friends of tuva, featuring lots of information about tuva and throat
singing in general. it features
massive discographies and even singing lessons.
from: florian summerer (email@example.com)
just went to see a concert of the tuva-band huun huur tu. at this concert the
manager told us that this band huun huur tu produced a song with frank zappa in
1993. but it was never released. so now i search for anybody who has a copy of
this song because i really would like to hear the results of this interesting
cooperation. is there anybody able to help me with adresses or names of people
who worked with zappa at this time?
from: charles ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
civilization, phaze III (barking pumpkin, umrk 01) features throat-singing by
one of the members of huun-huur-tu on the track "dio fa".
a brief video clip of fz, huun-huur-tu, the chieftains, johnny
"guitar" watson, and l. shankar can be seen in the fz biography shown
in the uk on bbc and in the us on a&e.
a different, almost as brief, audio clip from the same evening can be heard on
frank zappa: american composer, broadcast on public radio international. i
believe this is available on realaudio at zappa.com.
i believe that the track you're looking for will be on the album dance me this,
which will be released by barking pumpkin shortly before the ninth circle of
hell thaws under.
from: ingalls38 (email@example.com)
an article on the tuvan throat singers on cnn.com. very brief fz reference.
from: ryan davenport (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ondar was at zappa's house during the tuvan's visit, although he was not a
member of huun-huur-tu - only two of the four members of that group were
present. and yes, the visit occurred during the tuvan's 6-week tour of the us in
early 1993. here is a link to the
friends of tuva page which includes a lengthy story about the tuvan's visit to
zappa's house: http://www.feynman.com/tuva/txt/newsletter/wheel.html
is a brief excerpt from another page on the friends of tuva site:
late frank zappa's last work, "civilization, phaze III", has just been
released. the two cd set features
an amazing composition featuring the throat-singing of kaigal-ool khovalyg and
anatoli kuular, recorded at zappa's studio in january, 1993.
the composition is awesome --- when i heard it, i imagined frank zappa
out in the cosmos, tapping into the energies of the universe. i haven't heard
the rest of "civilization, phaze III", but it is reportedly a very
powerful opus. the cd set can be ordered by first calling the zappa hotline at
(818) 786-7546 (= (818) pumpkin), which will then provide you specific
as it turns out, the only throat-singing apparent on the "civilization,
phaze III" cd is some sampled kargyraa at the start of the track "dio
fa". the amazing composition referred to is actually scheduled to appear as
part of "dance me this", which has not yet been released. --- october,
from: ingrid verhamme (email@example.com)
the video "tuvans invade america"? from the tuva trader at
contains a 5min video clip with fz and chieftains, johnny guitar watson,
kaigal-ool khovalyg and tolya kuular (of hht) and ondar (fwiw - the rest of the
tape is pretty interesting).
from: stu mark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
a url for a really good article on the tuvan throat singers:
from: ingrid verhamme (email@example.com)
note that huun-huur-tu now has their own web site:
1993 60 horses in my herd (shanachie)
1994 orphan's lament (shanachie)
1997 if i had been born an angel (shanachie)
with the bulgarian voices (angelite)
1996 fly, fly my sadness (shanachie)
1996 deep in the heart of tuva ((ellipsis arts)
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Innsbruck, Austria - Treibhaus
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Prague, CZ - Kostel sv. Vaclava
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Kassel, Germany - Kreuzkirche
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Bremen, Germany - Club Moments - Vor dem Steintor
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Bensheim, Germany - Rex
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Berlin, Germany - Kulturbrauerei
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert France, EU Festival
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Paris, France - New Morning
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Poznan, Poland - CK Zamek
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Warsaw, Poland - Polish Radio 11:00 Children's
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Wroclaw, Poland - Wytwornia Filmow Fabularnych
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Memphis, TN - Buckman Center
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Public Library
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Las Vegas, NV - Winchester Theatre
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Boston, MA - Somerville Theatre
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Potsdam, Germany - Nikolaisaal with Stimmhorn
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Munich, Germany - tba
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Taipei, Taiwan - w/orchestra
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Roeselare, Belgium - De Spil
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Bornem, Belgium - Ter Dilft
- 2009/05/02 Huun-Huur-Tu - France - tour
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Dortmund, Germany - Domicil
Huun-Huur-Tu - concert Dortmund, Germany - with Mountain Tale Project