Jonna Jinton is an artist, photographer, and blogger that has recently developed a unique vocal technique: kulning, or the ancient Swedish herding call. You may not understand it, but Jinton's high-pitched sound paired with an enchanting winter wonderland as her setting is pure magic. The music form has been used for communicating with animals from long distances for many years.
Jinton herself also has a fascinating background. At 21, she left Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, and settled in the quiet village of Grundtjärn. How quiet? Population: 11. According to her official site, it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. She had felt choked by the big city life and longed for a sense of peace.
"Away from traffic, shopping mall and noise," she wrote. "Away from the crowded city parks, the real forests and gravel roads."
You can listen to her beautiful kulning here:
Kulning - Ancient Swedish high-pitch vocal technique
Kulning is the word for the ancient Swedish herding call, that has its roots in the nordic medieval age. Because of its special high-pitched sound it was used to communicate with animals and creature through very far distances. Ever since I was a child i have felt something magical and enchanting about this sound. It really touches me in a way I can't explain. So the last months I have practiced this vocal technique to learn it myself. So this is a short example of me doing "kulning" :)Posted by Jonna Jinton on Friday, February 12, 2016
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