In 2008, HARTYGA (which in Tuvan means Falcon), made their debut at the Ustuu Khuree Festival. The group combines traditional Tuvan instruments and throat singing with the rhythm of jazz and rock. Their fusion of Western modernity and ancient nomadic culture pushes the boundaries of the contemporary sound of Tuva.
In May 2017, HARTYGA’s album “Agitator” was one of the top 10 most downloaded world music albums on the World Music Chart Europe.
An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernist inquiries into the nature of consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize voice and reeds (primarily bass clarinets and his invention the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock and roll ecstasy.
While deeply rooted in the punk inclination to tear down musical standards in an effort for liberation, Arrington’s music weds no-wave iconoclasm to the spiritual searching of Albert Ayler era free jazz along with more indigenous approaches to improvisation, reaching for an unveiling of primordially potent universalities. His compositions embrace sounds as colors, placing emphasis on the complimentary spectrums- from circular overtones whispered through bamboo flutes to the penetrating deep and guttural howls of amplified throatsinging- all with the lungs of an athlete.
Video of Arrington throatsinging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1rcJ2t_Is0