Sainkho Namtchylak (b. 1957)
Part of the UbuWeb Ethnopoetics collection.
1. Night Birds 7:05
2. Cschai-Su 5:27
3. Dream of Death 6:20
4. Ach So (Dedicated to women) 5:16
5. Tundra und Taiga 6:41
6. Long Continuum 3:39
Sainkho Namtchylak emerged into the world of European performance art and sound poetry in the late 1980s/early 1990s, but the roots of the work are in the Republic of Tuva (South Siberia, Russia), where she was born in 1957 and where she got first training as vocalist and folk singer. While studying music at the Gnesinsky Institute in Moscow, she mastered various vocal techniques of traditional [Tuvan] throat [singing] and Western principles of overtone music. In 1989 she started collaborating with Russian representatives of new jazz and experimental music. "[Her] unique manner, combining ancient throat vocal techniques and modern techniques of sound production, traditional and avant-garde, allows her listeners to plunge into the most up-to-date area of musical environment." (N. Dmitriev, director of the Cultural Center "Dom," Moscow). At the same time she has been an active presence in poetry venues and festivals throughout the world.
Sainkho Namtchylak currently lives and works between Vienna and Moscow.
Information assembled from Dmitry Bulatovs Electronic Museum of Lingua-Acoustic Space, http://ncca.smufsa.nu/pr_sonorus.php3.