Tserendavaa’s “Heaven’s Will” DVD

Mongolian Khöömii Maestro Tserendavaa is a living tradition, he was born, lives & breathes the sounds of the legendary and real landscape of Khöömii. He is respected within his community & nationally as a performer & teacher of his 7 techniques of Khöömii and is a key source for Mongolian & European ethnomusicologists and students of Khöömii.

       During last winters (2009/10) tragic Dzud, Tserendavaa and his family lost at least 1,000 livestock, leaving him with only 120 animals. This has put Tserendavaa’s existence as a true herdsman in jeopardy. He may have barely enough food to survive the tough Mongolian climate and might need to give up herding and move to live in deprivation in Khovd town or Ulaanbaatar.

 

This unique DVD includes

Mongol Khöömii” a film made by Mongolian musicologist Badraa in the early 1980’s & was first shown on Mongolian TV. It is a real find, “Khoomii gold dust”.

Tserendavaa in concert” a live concert filmed in London 2002 with Candida Valentino and Michael Ormiston. This was an acoustic concert with no microphones and find Tserendavaa in great form.

“Message from “Mongolia” is a short documentary with an interview with Tserendavaa and concert footage,

   plus extra footage of Tserendavaa singing in Chandman Sum, Khovd Aimag, his homeland.

 

   All the money collected except production costs will go to help Tserendavaa and his family retain their cultural heritage.

 

Cost of DVD £20 + P&P - Select Postal address below

 

Please contact Michael on ormi_khoomii@yahoo.com for more details

 

Mongol Khöömii : 21mins :

Click on image to see a preview on youtube. This film was made by Mongolian musicologist Badraa in the early 1980’s & was first shown on Mongolian TV. It has never been released outside Mongolia before. Tserendavaa is featured throughout, explaining his different styles of Khöömii. There is also footage of legendary Khöömiich Sundui and Tsuurich master Narantsogt. The film has been subtitled in English.

 

 

Tserendavaa in Concert : 45 mins :

Click on image to see a preview on youtube Tserendavaa performed with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino in London as part of his European Tour organised by them.

 

1. Monks Blessing. 2. Altai Magtaal 3. Khosmoljin Khöömii 4. Seven Khöömii techniques 5. Isgeree (Whistling) 6. Biyelegee (dance)

 7. Legend of Khookhoo Namjil 8. Buyant Gol (Khosmoljiin Khöömii) 9. Geriin Magtaal 10. Dorvon Nastai/Dorvon Uul/Amazing Grace

 

Tserendavaa - Khöömii, Isgeree, Khailakh, Tobshuur, Morin Khuur Michael Ormiston - Morin Khuur, Khöömii

 Candida Valentino - Tomor Khuur (Jew’s Harp), Khöömii

 

Message From Mongolia  20 mins :

A short documentary film with concert footage and an interview about Khöömii with Tserendavaa, made by Spencer in the UK, 2002.

 

Extra Footage : 12mins :

Shot by Tserendavaa’s brother in law, Shar in Chandman Sum, Khovd Province West Mongolia 2005.   Total Time 98 Mins

 

Tserendaava comes from remote west Mongolia & is a master of one of the most remarkable vocal traditions on the planet, Mongolian Overtone Singing “Khöömii”.  It is the sound of heaven and earth. One person sings two different pitches at the same time! It is the sound of the wind blowing in sympathetic vibration with Black Water Lake and echoing through the eternal snow capped peaks & valleys of the Jargalant Altai Mountains.

 

Tserendaava is a living tradition, he was born, lives & breathes the sounds of the legendary landscape of Khöömii.

He is respected within his community & nationally as a performer & teacher of his 7 techniques of Khöömii.

He is a key source for Mongolian & European ethnomusicologists.

 

Tserendavaa’s CD “Chandman Song” is available from www.soundtransformations.co.uk  or ormi_khoomii@yahoo.com

Edited and produced by Michael Ormiston at Chamber 23 studios. © Tserendavaa 2010

 

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