Helge Hinteregger started throat music in 2009. He uses his larynx for the production of clicking sounds and noises.The sounds are picked up by a self-developed microphone, which is mounted outside on the larynx. The signal is then processed live by digital touch pads. The mouth and throat serve as an additional resonance chamber. Helge Hinteregger doesn’t use any pre-prepared sounds or samples.I went on to do some research and found out that this instrument is new. It is a double microphone fixed on his larynx and processes through three electronic touch-pads and Helge uses a mixing board to alter the various sounds produced. The description here does not do this music justice and you just have to experience it!
Helge performs solo concerts, but he also has two bands that he does concerts with. He has a band called Flugeld with Martin Zrost on bass and sax and Paul Skrepek on drums. Helge plays throat of course! The other band is called Noxe with the same line-up plus Hannes Löschel on keyboards and Helge playing throat. When the concert was over I just looked at Heike and asked, "What was that???!!!"
Heike just looked at me and replied' "That was neo-no-wave-noise-freakout music!"
Go to Helge's site and find out more: http://www.throatmusic.at/