Overtone Singing and Throat Singing

26 July - 28 July 2018

Overtone singing and throat singing are fascinating vocal techniques, offering a wealth of interesting possibilities. By focusing on the partial tones within sound we grasp much more subtleties, almost like using an auditive microscope to enter the inner realm of our voice.

There´s a whole lot of different styles: traditional asian throat singing, meditative or experimental western overtone singing are most well-know, but it does not stop there. The first steps to overtone singing are surprisingly easy - if you can talk, you can do it. I offer a playful learning-by-doing approach, including group improvisations, soundscapes and rhythmical chant. Steigemühle and it´s lovely surroundings offer an ideal location to let yourself be inspired by the sounds of nature and enjoy the sensuality of singing.



Gisbert Schürig began experimenting with sounds as a kid, using manual tempo manipulations on a conventional tape recorder, thus altering the pitch of recorded piano sounds, giving them a strange, surreal quality. His first encounter with overtone singing was while studying music in Cologne, 2003 he took part in Wolfgang Saus´s intensive courses. Getting into asian throatsinging subsequently, he learned a lot from Hosoo, Kolja Simon and Felix Mönnich. Apart from vocals he plays guitar and uses music software, creating sounds for dance, performance and for itself.

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Friday, 6 July

6 - 7.30pm Arrival and Dinner

8 - 9.30pm Workshop

Saturday, 7 July

8:30-9:30am Breakfast

10am - 1pm Workshop

1 - 4pm Lunch

4 - 6pm Workshop

6 - 7.30pm Dinner

8-9.30pm Workshop


Sunday, 8 July

8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast

10am - 1pm Workshop




Steigemühle 1
04936 Schlieben



By car from Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden : approx. 1,5 h

By train: next station is Herzberg (Elster!! - not Harz)

then 15km by bike or you give us a call and we organize a lift for you from Herzberg to Schlieben.


A cook will provide lovely food, but all participants will have to support with breakfast, cutting veggies, cleaning.​



Bring your own tent, sleeping bag and matress.
Or sleep in the dormitory for an extra 10 € per night. please bring your own bedding.


150-130€ as you like.

(70€ cover biological, vegetarian Food and Space, 80-60€ for the Workshop)

Info and Registration:

gisbert (at) schuerig.de