For "special people" scientific interests sometimes co-occur with personal "hobbies". I remember Franco talking to me about the "magic atmosphere" raised by the voice of Demetrio Stratos, David Hykes or Tuvan Khomei singers and I still have clear in my mind Franco's attitude towards these "strange harmonic sounds". It was more than a hobby but it was also more than a scientific interest. I have to admit that Franco inspired my "almost hidden", a part from few very close "desperate" family members, training in Overtone Singing . This overview about this wonderful musical art, without the aim to be a complete scientific work, would like to be a small descriptive contribute to honor and remember Franco's wonderful friendship.
On the Magic of Overtone Singing
Contributo in volume
Unipress, Padova, ITA
Voce canto parlato. Studi in onore di Franco Ferrero, edited by Cosi Piero - Magno Caldognetto Emanuela - Zamboni Alberto, pp. 83–100. Padova: Unipress, 2003