CANCELLED: Mongolia: Egschiglen / Khusugtun
The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns
Soaring throat singing and the sonorous horsehead fiddle – the music of the Mongolian nomads can now also be heard outside the world music scene. But very few people know how diverse the musical legacy of Genghis Khan's homeland is. Egschiglen and Khusugtun present two fundamentally different approaches in a double-bill concert.
Egschiglen, now resident in Germany, represent a new kind of highly innovative Mongolian art music: festive hymns, shamanic songs of praise to nature spirits, and the legend of a mythical wrestler are fused with words and arrangements of classical music.
The musical language of Khusugtun, after the interval, is a little more direct. The young sextet from Ulaanbaatar also draw their inspiration from nature, and practice the energetic art of khoomei throat singing, in which swirling overtones resonate high above the deep fundamental. However, they dress it in groovy, jazzy arrangements that – even though it's purely acoustic – at times have an almost rocky drive.
Yanlav Tumursaikhan morin khuur, hel khuur, kharkhiraa khöömi, vocals
Amartuwshin Baasandorj khöömii, tovshuur, khuuchir, morin khuur, shagai
Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir tovshuur, ikh khuur, tsuur, vocals
Adiyadorj Gombosuren limbe, djembe, khöömii, shaker, vocals, Jew's harp
Batzorig Vaanchig morin khuur, khöömii, vocals, Jew's harp
Chuluunbaatar Oyungerel morin khuur, khöömii, vocals, Jew's harp
Ariunbold Dashdorj ikh khuur, khöömii, guitar, vocals, Jew's harp
Ulambayar Khurelbaatar dombyra, khöömii, cello, vocals, Jew's harp
Amarbayasgalan Chovjoo yatga, vocals, Jew's harp
Die Musik der mongolischen Steppen – von archaischen nomadischen Quellen zu den aktuellen Farben traditioneller Musik
CANCELLED: Easter Festival
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