MASTERS OF OVERTONE SINGING| 53mins
Director: JEAN FRANCOIS CASTELL | Producer: LES FILMS DU ROCHER
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: France
DORVON BERKH is a vocal ensemble of four soloist Masters of Mongolian overtone singing. JOHANN CURTET is a young French ethnomusicology researcher, who came up with the idea of persuading these soloists to join together to perform a series of concerts and produce a CD.
This remarkable documentary, filmed on the vast steppes of Mongolia and in Le Mans and Rennes in France, takes us on an extraordinary musical and ethnological journey: revealing how the concert tour was created, how the four individual singers learn to perform together, as well as the methods of teaching overtone singing and the researches of Johnanni Curtet into the origins of this ancestral music.