MuOM is a unique vocal ensemble in Spain. We use overtone singing techniques (aka harmonic singing or harmonic chant) to sing our own compositions, in which there are no lyrics. Overtone singing consists of vocal techniques where each singer emits two different sounds at once – the fundamental tone, plus a harmonic of one’s own choosing – which creates beautiful polyphony with just one singer. With a group of overtone singers, the effect is truly incredible!
MuOM’s music has an evocative and ecstatic quality, which is why it has been labeled as Healing Music, New Age music, World Music, and especially as New Sacred Music.
Members of MuOM also perform throat singing, ancient techniques that originated from Central Asia (Tuva in Siberian Russia, Altai mountain range in Siberian Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia). Throat singing is linked to nomadic and shamanic ancestral cultures.
The peculiarity of MuOM (founded in 2008) is that these techniques are brought into the choral context, inspired by such ensembles as the Harmonic Choir by David Hykes and Prana by Baird Hersey. The result is a music that is formed by two superimposed planes (the voice and its harmonics), which overlap and intertwine to form richly layered harmonies.
We are doing our 1st crowdfunding campaign, to be able to record our new songs (with old & new group members). You can sing(!) on one of the tracks of the CD!… We want to integrate the voices of all people who want to support this initiative. We love collaboration, and we are counting on your voice!