Episode #2743

Hearing Solar Winds

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Vocalist/composer David Hykes joins New Sounds to celebrate his landmark recording with the Harmonic Choir, "Hearing Solar Winds." Hykes has mastered overtone singing known as Harmonic Chant, the skill developed by Tibetan monks and Mongolian nomads that allows them to sing low and high notes simultaneously. The one-time New York-based ensemble, the Harmonic Choir, now resides in France, and there is also a new US-based Harmonic Presence Foundation home base in Sag Harbor, New York.

PROGRAM #2743, David Hykes: 25th Anniversary of “Hearing Solar Winds” (First aired on Monday, 12/10/07)





David Hykes & The Harmonic Choir

Hearing Solar Winds

Rainbow Voice [2:30] + [4:00]
Telescoping/Ascent [15:00]

Signature #11009 ** *

Harmonic Worlds

World 6 in Mode 18 [11:00]
World 7 in Mode 3 [3:00]
World 1, excerpt [4:30]

Private CD –


David Hykes

Comments [1]

ChelseaBoy from New York

Always great to hear Hykes. I first heard his work on John's show all those many years ago. Found a new type of sound/music that opened me up to many new worlds of listening. Thanks to both!

Jan. 16 2009 11:48 PM

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