The Singing Cave
A dream, a dog and a cranky wife.
Have you ever had one of those dreams which steps out of the land of Nod and into reality?
The other night I had one, which I didn’t remember until the mid-afternoon of that day.
I then retold the dream to my wife.
It started out with me wandering in a weird landscape where I encountered a magical cave which had singing emanating from it. The acoustics of the cave, it’s resonance and echo, were so audibly pleasing that I thought, “I bet my Tuvan Throat Singing* would be incredible here!”
I started singing.
Sure enough, it was amazing. The echoes were crazy good!
After I relayed my dream to her, I asked my wife what she thought of it.
She said, “Yeh, that explains why you and the dog were grumbling to each other all night long!”
My wife, not so much.
*In case you don’t know what Tuvan Throat Singing is a multi-pitch type of singing or overtone singing practiced by people in Tuva, Mongolia, and Siberia. I’ve been a big fan of it and Tibetian Monk Singing for years. I’ll be posting a short podcast on the topic in a week or so. Stay tuned, until then
here’s a couple samples of Tuvan Throat Singing:
I’ll assume you have the idea of what the music is now and hopefully you find it interesting.