Polyphonic overtone singing sextet from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Batzorig learned khöömii from S. Zulsar (1973-2010), Chuluunbaatar as an autodidact influenced by Batzorig, while Ariunbold, Adiyaadorj and Ulambayar followed B. Odsüren’s teachings during his private courses. First gathered in the National Academic Ensemble of Music and Dance, these musicians explore the khöömii (overtone or throat singing) in polyphony. Since its founding in 2009, Khusugtun have influenced young musicians and many groups appeared throughout Mongolia and in Inner Mongolia, performing almost identically. The group calls its style "ethnic ballad", and characterizes it with soft and melodious airs to purify people from the stress of the twenty-first century. What they care about is that the audiences could listen to them by imagining landscapes, the beauty of nature and to free themselves from daily worries.
References: Canada and USA tour in 2017 (such as Toronto Center for the Arts; Rubin Museum of Arts New-York; University of Berkeley...); NoBorder Festival 2016; BBC Proms Human PLanet 2011, Royal Albert Hall, London; Rainforest World Music Festival, many concerts in Japan, South-Korea, Brazil, Russia, Europe...
-An Anthology of Mongolian khöömii (2017, Routes Nomades/Buda Musique)
-Khusugtun, Ethnic-Ballad Group (2009 autoproduction, Ulaanbaatar)