This blog is maintained by performer/researcher Mark van Tongeren,
born in the Netherlands and currently living in Taiwan.
In these blog-notes I post news pertaining to artistic and academic research in
music, sound and performing arts.
You can find updates about events, developments and news related to
overtone singing, throat singing/khöömei and harmonics
and the wider approach to sound/awareness that I call
This blog grows out of my PhD work, entitled
Thresholds of Audibility. About the Polyphony of the Body.
at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
and docARTES (Ghent), the first institutes to offer a PhD in the practise-based-research in-the-arts in The Netherlands/Belgium.
I was trained as an ethnomusicologist (M.A., 1994) at the University of Amsterdam,
with main focuses on North Asia (Tuva/Altai, Mongolia, Tibet).
During the 1990s, I also started making experimental theatre based in Object-Theatre with a group called Silo Theatre ,
and to perform solo and in various musical projects.
My interest is the place where disciplines intersect, or start to lose their distinct identities,
with the highly-debatedintersections of art and science as a starting point.
Hence Fusica, which stands for musica (music) and fysica (physics).
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Mark van Tongeren