Walter Mantovani is an experimenter, musician and free researcher in the field of "harmonics". Since his youth he has had numerous experiences in choral singing, ranging between different genres: early music, opera, jazz, gospel and contemporary minimalism. He began practicing overtone singing in 2009 as a study and research activity and since 2012 he started teaching the technique. For more than a decade he is involved in research and experimentation in the field of "acoustic arts" with particular interest in the integration of phonic techniques with traditional ethnic instruments and modern electroacoustic instruments. In 2011 he created the site "Armonici.it", a divulgative portal that aims to collect information and audio/video finds on overtone singing and on the phenomenon of the "harmonic series" in particular. Since 2012 he collaborates with the musician and music therapist Alberto Ezzu as a overtone singer in the homonymous Alberto Ezzu Lux Vocal Ensemble with which he participated in the realization of two albums and numerous concerts. In 2018 he is author and editor, together with Alberto Ezzu, of the second edition of the book "Il canto degli armonici. Storia e tecniche del canto difonico" (History and techniques of overtone singing). In his working life he is a consultant and teacher in the ICT and creative industries.
Here follows a short review of his works and collaborations:
• Il canto degli armonici. Storia e tecniche del canto difonico - II edizione, di Alberto EZZU e Walter MANTOVANI, Edizioni Didattica Attiva, Torino, 2018.
• Le Litanie di Râ, Alberto Ezzu Lux Vocal Ensemble, Hic Sunt Leones, 2017. • Il Fuoco del 6° Armonico sulla Luce della Dominante partendo dalla Madre Fondamentale (con in mente Zarathustra), Alberto Ezzu Lux Vocal Ensemble, Hic Sunt Leones, 2013.
• Harmonicarium: a free software that allows you to "play" the Harmonic Series with a normal
MIDI keyboard and modify the fundamental (and therefore the Series) in real time.
The project website: https://harmonicarium.org/it/
The web-app: https://harmonicarium.org/app/
• Armonici.it: founder and co-editor of the website https://blog.armonici.it/