Making Music with Overtone Singing

I want everybody to have my new book, so I’m giving it away for free! “Making Music with Overtone Singing” includes lessons, exercises, and 14 songs from easy to advanced skill level. Download it today at my website:
www.stuarthinds.com/downloads
Please share with all your overtone singing friends.

New Videos on YouTube

Have you seen my recent videos on YouTube?
Lullaby – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pviBr32pB0&feature=youtu.be
Tembang – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZY8D8zQmT
Only a Night – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIvehSxjBS8&feature=youtu.be
Alas! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YcF0A42edM

A Lot To Do

My special concert with Indian singer Nanda Banerjee was a great success!  Really enjoyed making music with some of my favorite musicians: Hsin-Jung Tsai, Paul English, Max Dyer, Patrick Moore and new friend Brandon Bell.

Now I am working on some projects that have been on the back burner for a while:  finishing my new book of pieces for overtone singing with steady fundamental and recording all the pieces, composing a new piece for Spektrum, and working on a possible new album.  Lots to do!

Successful Performance at IDRS

My performance at the International Double Reed Society convention was a great success!  I composed a new piece for overtone singing and bassoon for Richard Meek which we premiered at the 2016 convention at Columbus State University.  The piece was a big hit and it was nice to spend some time with Richard, one of the finest musicians I know.

New Recording on Sound Clips Page

I have added a new recording to the playlist on my website.  Only a Night is a song with simple piano accompaniment combining overtone singing and regular singing with lyrics.  The music is based on Raga Yaman, an evening rag, that complements the imagery in the lyrics.  Enjoy!

New Video on YouTube

Clair de Blue Moon  Just for fun – this piece is only two minutes long, but there is a lot to listen for. First is the juxtaposition of the classic Rodgers/Hart song “Blue Moon” with Claude Debussy’s famous piano piece “Clair de Lune.” Also listen for vocal overtones produced on certain vowels in the lyrics. This arrangement could not be simpler, and I like it that way. Regrettably, I had to use a MIDI instrument in place of a real piano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doF8TzHyZHo&feature=youtu.be

New Collaboration

Bassoonist Richard Meek has invited me to collaborate with him on a presentation for the International Double Reed Society convention. I will compose a new piece for bassoon and overtone singing for the occasion and we will also perform my work “Alas!”  Gonna be great!  I have the highest esteem for Richard as a musician, teacher, and all-around nice guy.

SPEKTRUM Premieres New Work

Overtone Choir Spektrum of Prague has performed my new choral arrangement of the Appalachian carol “I Wonder as I Wander” on their recent Advent concerts in the Czech Republic.  In this piece, all four parts require polyphonic overtone singing!  Thanks to director Jan Stanek, I have heard a recording and am very impressed.  Kudos to my friends in Spektrum!

My Annual Musical Holiday Greeting

Dear Friends, here is my annual musical holiday greeting for 2015. It is a simple arrangement of the Appalachian carol “I Wonder as I Wander” for polyphonic overtone singing. Enjoy! I hope this greeting finds you in good health and good spirits. My best wishes to you for the holidays and every day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGKrpD8sYyM&feature=youtu.be

New Recordings on Sound Clips Page

http://www.stuarthinds.com/sound-clips/

Check out two new recordings on my Sound Clips page, two very different pieces: Remembering a Friend and Throat Jamz.  Thanks for listening!