Inuit throat singing is a form of musical expression that manages to fuse simplicity with complexity into songs that
have charmed and delighted listeners from all cultural backgrounds. As a composer with antennae for all things new and different in music, I have often wondered about the possibility of composing for Inuit throat singers. And yet, most of what I am trying to accomplish as a composer is already present in traditional Inuit throat singing: the sounds are totally unique as musical material, they are put together in highly sophisticated structures that mystify the listener, and the songs feature original, quasi- improvised forms that even manage to evade the need for music notation.
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