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Rollin Rachele and Mark van Tongeren, the Superstringtrio, during Echkamer #12.
Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch singer and researcher specialising in unusual vocal techniques. He has made many field-work trips to Siberia and performs in contemporary music, improvisation and theatre projects. His book/CD Overtone Singing (published by Fusica, 2004) is a standard work in the field. He is currently studying for a doctorate at the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden University. He leads the Paraphony Laboratory in exploring new possibilities with choral overtone singing, and studies its older, indigenous forms in Tibet, Sardinia, South Africa, and Taiwan.