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Diversity of styles and techniques in the practice of Mongol Khöömii

Abstract : In Mongolia, the vocal practice of Khöömii has spread pogressively since the 1950s and has diversified in terms of styles recognized by performers of khöömii (also called khöömiich). It is characterized by the expression of melodies produced by selecting given harmonics from a laryngeal acoustic source using articulators control (larynx, tongue, lips, jaw).What are the vocal techniques underlying the production of styles in Mongolian Khöömii?To explore physiological and acoustic correlates of various styles, 4 professional Mongolian performers of khöömii were recorded on the production of the same song. Audio, electroglottographic and respiratory signals were acquired, via a Biopac MP 150, simultaneously with articulatory signals measured by 3D electromagnetic articulography (NDI WAVE system).In this presentation, we will detail the most common styles (isgeree khöömii, tsuurai khöömii, khamryn khöömii, zadkhai kharkhiraa) in terms of phonatory and articulatory techniques. Analyses show that tongue and lip usages can vary among the same style. The phonatory technique, which may or may not involve a vestibular vibration, remains a strong distinctive feature between two basic categories: high (nariin or khöömii) and low (budun or kharkhiraa).
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Submitted on : Monday, September 30, 2019 - 3:26:23 PM
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Nathalie Henrich Bernardoni, Michèle Castellengo, Johanni Curtet, Christophe Savariaux. Diversity of styles and techniques in the practice of Mongol Khöömii. PEVOC 2019 - 13th Pan-European Voice Conference, Aug 2019, Copenhague, Denmark. ⟨hal-02301573⟩



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