Olga Anisimova (Russia)
Merited Professor, a UNESCO competition laureate, a member of TPPA. For more than seven years she has been conducting educative study seminars on voice and overtone singing in the new European style and participating in concerts together with Galina Parfenova (in Russia and other countries).
Galina Parfenova (Russia)
The singer Galina Parfenova offers a concert and seminar programs for the development of voice and overtone singing. In her creative activities Galina combines the European medieval songs, Byzantine and Ancient Russian church traditions with the technique of overtone singing. She demonstrates voice as a multidimensional space and in her sounding she wishes to combine the ancient temple sound resonance with a live moment of the present.
She is a member of TPPA, Merited professor, a UNESCO competition laureate.
She has recorded the following discs: A Florence Ornament, Garden Pilgrims, A Byzantine Ornament and Sfumato.
The World of Overtone
Workshop (Ольга Анисимова и Галина Парфёнова)
The method of overtone singing allows singing two sounds at a time: a key tone and a high undertone: overtone or harmonic. Overtones - harmonics are simultaneously material and incorporeal. To a higher degree than sounds, they remind us of the nature of our waves, and the Spirit that is always with us.
Working with overtones means investigating inner resonance and joining in the outer sounds. It is the laboratory of one's personal sound. It is the search for voluminous sounding and a new dimension. The ability of hearing, singing and feeling the overtones fills us with the vigour of life and provides experience of real harmony and joy. Besides, constant practice of singing overtones-harmonics improves the activity of cortex, enhances immunity and lengthens breath.
Working in a group is practical and includes the necessary contextual explanations of acoustics, mathematics, music and physiology. Introduction to the basic technique of overtone singing in the new European style is also offered.
We take the measures of precaution so that our activities with voice were physiological.