Peter Govan was Born in Edinburgh Scotland. When studying Art and performance arts, with music, Peter first heard overtone singing in a music improvisation group in Chichester west Sussex in 1990.
Peter’s experience in traditional singing grew, participating through various accapella choirs, Kirtan singing groups, Indian chanting and toning groups including the singing American Indian chants with White Eagle in a Tipi at Edinburgh’s Salisbury centre, attending countless singing, African drumming workshops and gatherings.
This experience was to be the cumulative knowledge that would help enhance Peter’s intuitive sensibilities in flexible teaching and facilitating of overtone singing workshops, suited specifically to the individuals attending the workshop and the group dynamics these individuals create.
By request from many concert participants Peter began teaching the technique of Harmonic throat or Overtone singing. Technically speaking the technique I teach is classed as the western overtone singing technique but if students are willing as they progress, Peter introduces the techniques found in Mongolian Hoomei singing
Peter has also taught Harmonic Overtone Singing Workshops locally and internationally for many years with a focus of vocal self discovery through the body; individually and as a group, using Harmonium, Tibetan singing bowls, bells and wind gongs, toning, chanting, music improvisation and world music.
Peters other influences are Listening to Huun Huur tu's & Tserendaava's traditional Mongolian music when they came to Scotland, when they came to Edinburgh to give a concert and workshop in Mongolian hoomei singing.
Peter is always open to musical collaborations and sharing of ideas and visions, blending cultural influences to create new, exiting and inspiring music.
Peter's inspirations lie in...
Teaching Workshops & giving concerts internationally.
Writing & creating music for film.
Creating music Orchestra.
Recording & Singing in sacred echo chambers & buildings
If you feel moved after hearing my music in the online shop and wish to make a donation to the above projects, you will receive a free MP3 Digital Track or Digital Download MP3 Album of the project when completed.
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