Multiphonic voice

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Anyone know of any online samples of multiphonic vocals? (Instrumental would be interesting too)
 

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I thought multiphonic singing was a hoax or trick.

Now I think about it, I must be confusing this with something else, because my impression was that multiphonic singing is essentially singing multiple notes simultaneously, so as to sound like a chord. I just can't imagine how this is possible. But then 'multiphonic instrumental' could hardly be anything unusual, by that definition.

Please educate us.
 
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I don't know about vocals, but I know a guy who can whistle a triad (three notes) relatively in tune. I've heard pieces with multiphonics on flutes and oboes, they sound terrible, I'm not sure how they work. I think they do something to muffle the fundamental to the point where one or two harmonics are distinctly audible... but barely.
 
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I'm hoping to hear a solo voice doing it.

As for instrumental multiphonics, the notes in the chords aren't multiples of some fundamental, at least in woodwind multiphonics (I think they are for brass, but I can't remember for sure)
 
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