Wednesday, 18 June 2014

New Ondar Recording - with Dirtwire

Greetings, friends of Tuva and fans of Ondar,

On the night before his return to Tuva after riding in the Rose Parade in 2013, Kongar-ol Ondar recorded some tracks impromptu for Dirtwire artists Evan Fraser and David Satori, who are big Ondar / Tuva fans.  

The result can be heard -- free -- here:

There is a free download on their site (for the moment), and if you're so inclined, you can buy the EP for $5 at BandCamp, a great site that supports artists well. (A portion of the proceeds will go to Ondar's legacy in Tuva.)

You can find more of Ondar's music, along with recordings of the godfather of the Tuva adventure, Richard Feynman, here:

The remixes of Dirtwire might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like them a lot -- and I know Ondar was always keen to expand the horizons of his artistry and the reach of Tuvan music (witness Genghis Blues and Back TUVA Future), so I'm sure he would have enjoyed this EP.  

What a tragedy that Ondar left us so soon -- he had so much energy, it seems his body couldn't hold it in.

Tuvanly yours,


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Feynman Van on Display Until June 26

Teh Feynman van (gloriously restored!) is currently on display at Fermilab, until June 26, in connection with the Edward Tufte exhibit there: