Calling Our Ancestors
Northern Voices
Logo
Social
Follow myNoise on
FacebookTwitterYouTube
Sitemap
Feeling adventurous... or lost?
Use the Site Map
Oct 19th • Cosy Rain added

Oct 12th • Ancient Kasbah added

Sept 22nd • Windy Mansion added

Sept 7th • Oak Song added

Aug 17th • Dancing Fireflies added

Aug 3rd • Amazon River added

July 22nd • Dark Noise added

July 12th • Sad Minstrel added

June 30th • Fading Memories added

June 26th • Livescapes 1/2/3 released
Carbon Footprint
myNoise offsets its entire carbon footprint. Read more about it.
Patrons, log in here to access the bonus features.
Help keep this website running without ads, with a donation
Audio Albums
Audio albums available on SpotifyiTunesAmazonGoogle Play • ...
mic
Learn how to use myNoise
with our Video Tutorials
Play
Reset Sliders
Slider Animation
Animation Mode
Animation Speed
Volume Down
Volume Up
Mute
Meditation Bell
Timer

The Northern Road to the East

Being fascinated with throat singing, I recently took an introductory class with Raphaël De Cock. More than the subject itself, I got to know Raphaël, a multi-faceted musician with a passion for unconventional singing techniques, and a PhD in sciences: Raphaël is a fireflies and glow-worms specialist! He has a lot in common with our friend Rémi Decker, and plays the bagpipes in the same band, the Griff Trio. Meeting Raphaël is like opening a door to a world of vocal cultures, with a particular leaning towards the most eclectic ones.

This first collaboration takes its inspiration from the varied singing techniques used by northern nomads. Kargyraa is among the Tuvan throat-singing techniques. It offers the deepest sound; almost a growl. Katajjaq is a traditional Inuit face-to-face performance, where one singer challenges the other in a syncopated rhythm. And then we have Raphaël singing a Yoik mantra, a shepherd's lament that could have been sung by one of his ancestors - perhaps a Sámi - in some remote place where the vast steppes meet dense Nordic forests; where Europe becomes Asia.

Testimonials - write yours here

Click the blue hearts to load their associated settings

  Wow! I've been trying to start meditating for years now but I could never find something that helped me focus and get into a trance state. This has been my fourth attempt listening to this whilst meditating and it's absolutely crazy! For the first time in my life when I meditate to this I feel the entire world drift away and I am transported into a Siberian hunter-gatherer village. Thank you.

  Lovely throat voices and so tuneful. Can't help wondering how it would be to collaborate with this singer!

  Amazing! I combined it with Sleeping Dragon and Forest Breath.

  This is wonderful! Very close to Heilung, and my ancestors. Thank you!

  Combine it with Sleeping Dragon. It's absolutely amazing.

  This soundscape brought tears to my eyes within minutes. I can't explain why, but truly appreciate the feeling of awe and deep respect that this has evoked in me.

  I can feel the ancestors!

  It sounds beautiful! It changes a lot as well. I have never really liked listening to throat noises, but this is nice and calming.

  Reminds me of a new band my roomie found, the Hu. I like it.

  I spent a magical six months in Yakutia, Russia, among the Sakha people. This takes me right back. Love it. Beautiful work with so much talent on display!

  This turned a good day into a great day! These sounds are pure joy, thank you, thank you!

  Thank you so much for adding this sound! I have also been fascinated with throat singing, and have been wondering if you would have this sound available at some point. So soothing!

Current Settings

Save in URL
Save as Cookie > Load
Clone as Minified Player
Order as an Audio file    

Presets

Tuvan DroneInuit TranceShepherd LonelinessYoik for the SteppesWomen SorrowThe CallSliding Rhythms Surprise!

Tape Speed Control

G #A #BC #D #EF #
Speed ÷2Speed x2Reset

Animation Control

Start A B C

If you ♥ Calling Our Ancestors try...

Usage

Each slider controls a particular audio stream; adjust sliders to taste and mood. The animation button turns the soundscape into an slowly evolving texture. Use this feature if you intend to listen to the generator over a long period of time!