Episode #1958

Program #1958

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Saturday, September 13, 2003

From a concert recorded in 1999 at the World Financial Center, hear David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir. Hykes (pictured) has mastered overtone singing known as Harmonic Chant, the skill developed by Tibetan monk and Mongolian nomads that allows them to sing low and high notes simultaneously. Within the resonant high ceilings of the World Financial Center, Hykes and the Harmonic Choir explore the normally untapped resonances of the human voice.

PROGRAM #1958, with David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir (First aired on Thurs, 10/11/01)





David Hykes

New Sounds Live, at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, 11/17/99

Harmonic Opening [7:00]

Similar solo pieces open several of the Harmonic Choir's recordings, including Current Circulation and Harmonic Meetings, both on Celestial Harmonies,** *. See below.

David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir

New Sounds Live, at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, 11/17/99

Wave Tidings/Rainbow Dances [6:00]

Deserted Temple [13:00]

The Rainbow Fields, Part 1 [6:30] The Rainbow Fields, Part 2 [6:30]

Rainbow Dances is from the CD of that name; "Deserted Temple" is on the CD Let The Lover Be. The Rainbow Fields is now part of a larger work called Harmonic Worlds, due for later release. For more information about the group and their work, including recordings, go to

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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