October 25, 2006
Toby Twining Music
What's that, you say? You haven't heard any experimental acappella music lately? Fear not!
Toby Twining Music was a classically-trained quartet who put out one album, entitled Shaman, back in 1994. The "extended vocal techniques" of these impeccable singers included overtone singing, "vocal fry" (undertone singing), and of course, musical yodeling. The arrangements are intricate & lovely, the singing gorgeous, and the results are completely original. It's long out of print, but you can find it used for $.85 on Amazon, so. (And yes, I know there are five voices on one of these tracks; they had a guest join them for a couple songs on the recording.)
I have to post stuff like this periodically or my blog will become TOO POPULAR.
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Posted by Scotto at October 25, 2006 08:00 AM
Bought it. Love it :3
Posted by: First Dark at November 22, 2006 10:10 PM
Ilu forever for posting Hymn. This is the -one- track I couldn't recover off of my badly damaged disc and backup. :(
Posted by: Eagleon at December 8, 2006 03:26 PM
I have just learnd about Toby Twining"s experimental and amazing music.
I would like to include his profile in my list of composers. Is there his official site? Please anyone give me more about him. I want to his birth-date at least.
If you like, please see to my website.
Posted by: Elle Jay at April 29, 2008 05:58 PM
Worth pointing out that Toby Twining has a more recent Requiem available on Cantaloupe Records, with a 12-voice ensemble. (They're also going to be singing Stimmung by Karlheinz Stockhausen at dawn this Sunday in Manhattan.)
Posted by: Dan Johnson at May 30, 2008 09:05 AM