Overtone Singing Concertino – The Origin 呼麥小協奏曲 – 源 (2017)
For overtone singing and string quartet 為呼麥和弦樂四重奏而作
Instrumentation: overtone singing, string quartet
World premiere: Hippocrates Cheng, overtone singing, 13 October 2017, HKCC Studio Theatre, HK 世界首演: 鄭靖楠, 呼麥; 2017年10月13日, 香港文化中心劇場, 香港
Origin, this is an eternal theme that all kinds of culture in the world would like to study. There were different literature in Chinese talking about this, including “Fire" from To Fu and ancient history books in China. This is also an important idea in modern art and literature.
The composer started singing overtone 2 years ago. Overtone singing enables the singer to produce 2 sounds at the same time. Natural overtone is the origin of music. Any sound that any instrument plays, is a combination of overtones.
The composer would like to treat this piece as a service music, wishing all audiences could find their peace in listening to it.