The Rainbow Colours of MusicSound samples in MP3:
Light 258 kB 23 sec Shruti box, Overtone singing
Water 352 kB 43 sec Kalimba
Earth 298 kB 38 sec Didgeridoo, Sticks
Air 337 kB 43 sec Didgeridoo
Baer 337 kB 34 sec Shruti box, Overtone singing
Iron 1470 kB 190 sec Mouth Harp, Jews Harp
These six samples are from the CD "Die Regenbogenfarben der Musik". Order by Email
Overtone music - Concert with Herby Wagner, 90 minutes, short break
-Overtones: The rainbow colours of music
-Overtone music is ancient, it goes back to the origins of mankind and is based
African drumming. For the last years he has been exploring various music
cultures which are based on overtones.
- His compositions have modal character and build up on the base tone and the
overtones of the respective instrument.
- Just as a rainbow shows the colours of the spectrum making white light visible,
the tones separated from the base tone can be heard by using appropriate
instruments and singing techniques.
- The cooperation with musicians from a variety of cultures lead him to
"Celtic Ritual Music" which he regards to be his cultural identity.
- Music aims at
relaxation and regeneration, which
- Herbert Wagner plays instruments which have been used in different parts of the
world since the beginnings of ritual, spiritual and religious music.
- With the Australian didgeridoo, a carved out eucalyptus branch, dream time
becomes reality. The didgeridoo is played with the circular breathing technique
which enables the musician to generate a tone which continues for minutes. This
a range of tones. Their overtones we hear by using different playing techniques.
- On the Slavic fujara flute with its three finger holes a range of multiple natural
are produced by modulation through the oral cavity.