Michael Ormiston is the UK's most experienced Mongolian Khöömii (Overtone) Singer, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, inspirational teacher, workshop leader and therapeutic sound practitioner. Michael has travelled to Mongolia many times studying with herdsman and Khöömii expert, Tserendavaa and other leading singers. He has been teaching and passing on his knowledge for over 20 years. Michael’s Overtones, instruments & Compositions have been heard on ‘The Golden Compass’ Hollywood film, Planet Earth, BBC’s acclaimed TV series and ITV’s Beowulf.
Michael has a rare collection of instruments from around the world including from Mongolia, many of which he plays including Tibetan Singing Bowls, Symphonic Gongs, Saz (Turkish long necked lute), Flat backed Bouzouki, Ney (Turkish end blown flute), Jew’s harps and Kyl Kyiak.
Michael was consulted by Jem Finer to help realise a live performance of an extract of Longplayer at the London Roundhouse in 2009
For the past 20 years Candida Valentino has been inspired by working with sound and music creating deep restorative and transformational Sound journeys using Symphonic Gongs, Tibetan bowls, flutes, drums and overtone/undertone singing. Her musical journey has been inspired by her many travels to Central Asia, Mongolia, Kyrgyztan, and North and South India, She has collaborated with many International artists both in the Yoga world and World music circuit. Candida is also a yoga and qigong teacher , massage therapist and body worker, teacher in overtone singing and mantra, sound therapist and Yantra and Mandala artist.