Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino: Khöömii Workshop

Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino: Khöömii Workshop

Monday 7 March, 2016

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: £40

Learn Khöömii, a Mongolian style of overtone or harmonic throat singing with expert singers, Sound Transformations, in this one day workshop.

Times: All day workshop -10.30am-5pm

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your own voice.

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time. It originates among the nomads of the central Asian plateau, particularly the Altai and Sayan mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. The nomads of these parts have discovered how to sing melodies that arise from the universal harmonic overtone series.

The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.


Michael Ormiston

The UK’s most experienced Mongolian Khöömii (Overtone) singer. He travelled to west Mongolia in 1993 to study Khöömii with Herdsman and expert singer Tserendavaa. During his six times in Mongolia he has also studied with leading singers, Tsengedorj, Ganbold, Gereltsolt  and Tsogtbaatar and has the rare privilege of being blessed to teach Khöömii by Tserendavaa and Gereltsogt which he has been doing internationally for the past 17 years.

Candida Valentino

Candida Valentine sings “Khargyraa”, an undertone style of singing that has strong connections with shamanistic practices of Mongolia and Tuva. She has studied sacred geometry and creates her own Mandalas/Yantras based on her love of colour, shape, nature and her study of The Tantric arts.

See Michael and Candida perform on Saturday 27th February at BREATHE: Find out more: Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino: Aeolian Echoes