Hosoo & Transmongolia
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Jun
07
Hosoo & Transmongolia @ Klienkunstbühne

Horbach, Not Applicable, Germany

Horbach, Not Applicable, Germany

Apr
10
Hosoo & Transmongolia @ Kirche

Besancon, Not Applicable, France

Besancon, Not Applicable, France

Apr
03
Hosoo & Transmongolia @ Kulturhaus Karl Schönherr

Schlanders, Not Applicable, Italy

Schlanders, Not Applicable, Italy

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Press


“The Mongolian throat singing master, Hosoo, sings three tones simultaneously, astounding even the most experienced musicians.”
(translated from German) - Die Welt


“A mountain range is described by a weightless overtone drone, with the run of a mountain river artistically sung by Hosoo [...] A concert full of amazing vocal effects which are impossible to completely comprehend, but which are all the more enjoyable.”
(translated from German) - Kieler Nachrichten


“'Meditation', 'Trance', 'Mother earth', 'Natural music' – the descriptive titles conjure up far-reaching associations, however, these associations are not far-reaching enough to describe Hosoo’s performance in Bordesholm [...] Hosoo’s music amazed musicians and non-musicians alike.”
(translated from German) - Kieler Nachrichten


“With meditative, flute-like singing, unusual sounds of the spheres, accompanied by a horse-head violin [...] and a two-string banjo, Hosoo almost put his audience into a trance. His music, which is mostly without text, imitates sounds from nature such as running water, wind or the echo of the mountains...”
(translated from German) - Neue Westfälische


“Hosoo transported his audience in Bielefeld to the wildness and expanse of his native country. [...] It is particularly impressive how Hosoo forms his melodies with such intensity, length and beauty.”
(translated from German) - Westfalenblat


"Although the music is unusual for Western ears, it is soon apparent how high-class Hosoo’s skill is, how intensively he manages to stir the audience’s emotions."
(translated from German) - Landeszeitung Lüneburg


Discography

CD productions Hosoo Solo

Dangaa
Altai
September 2000
Blue Flame, BMG Vertrieb
ASIN: B00004SPKC

An "exciting synthesis of floating electronic and traditional sounds
and Mongolian throat
singing". (inMusic)

HOSOO
Höömij Legende (Khoomii Legend)
March 2001, own production

The Khoomii legend: The moving story of a camel that loses its baby in
a flood and is
consoled by the imitation of camel sounds by a herdsman.

HOSOO
Transmongolia
February 2004
Own production

In this album, Hosoo combines his throat-singing skills with
instruments such as the shaman
drum, didgeridoo, horse-head fiddle, percussion, mouth bass and
Mongolian banjo.

CD productions Hosoo & Transmongolia

Gesang des Himmels
2005
Own production

Allow yourself to be transported by the beautiful sound of Hosoo's
music recounting ancient
times.

“Memories of My Homeland”
2007
Own production

My Mongolia is where I am at home in this world. A home like a horse galloping towards you from afar.

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Bio

Hosoo is a master of throat or overtone singing, which originally stems from Mongolia and Tuva. He comes from a very talented traditional family of musicians from western Mongolia. His grandfather was an outstanding singer and winner of numerous awards, one of the truly great artists of western Mongolia, if not of the entire country.

Hosoo was only 7 years old when he learned the art of throat singing, also called höömii. At first just singing to himself while sitting alone in the steppe or on the rocks. The special thing about this vocal music is that a single person manages to sing polyphonically (in several voices) by himself. Following this tradition, Hosoo has already received two awards as the best singer in Mongolia, in 1995 and 2001.

Because Hosoo consciously cultivates this art, he selected his musicians and singers with great care. He demands a lot from himself and the standards he requires from his ensemble are equally high.

The musicians and singers of the ensemble Hosoo Transmongolia, who have already known each other for many years, all come from western Mongolia, more precisely from the Altai Mountains.

All artists have not only received excellent education in overtone singing, but are equally adept at playing the accompanying music with their instruments: the horsehead fiddle, the traditional Mongolian string instrument, the bass violin, the Mongolian oboe and various western Mongolian plucked and other string instruments.