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Secret Sounds


Secret Sounds

Nz recordings other genres Publication year: 2005

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Secret Sounds refers to the mysterious 'sounds within sounds' heard in the playing of jew's harps (or mouth harps) and in throat-singing. A performer's mouth cavity amplifies specific harmonics of a fundamental tone creating a higher, more subtle strata of sound.

The 2001 Secret Sounds project brought to Wellington, New Zealand, three international artists: Mark van Tongeren (Netherlands), Leo Tadagawa (Japan) and Benicio Sokkong (Philippines). These artists, during a three-month residency, worked with numerous New Zealand composers and performers. This CD is a compilation of recordings from some of the ensuing concerts.

Concurrent with the concerts the Adam Gallery hosted an exhibition of jews harps of many cultures, drawn from personal collection of Leo Tadagawa. The CD-ROM included here was a part of that exhibition.


46m 18s


sound disc (46 min., 18 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.


Publisher note

Ode Record Company

Author note

Jack Body (producer)


CD MANU 2034