Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) is a master student of the Music and Dance Conservatory of Ulaanbaatar. Performing the folk musics of Mongolia, and exploring the aural dimensions of sounds generated by traditional instruments and harmonic overtone vocal techniques.
Based in Sydney, Australia since 2009. Bukhu was granted most prestigious Distinguished Talent Visa by the Australian government as an internationally recognised artist with exceptional and outstanding contributions to the arts.
A cultural ambassador of his country. Bukhu combines virtuosic Morin Khuur (Horse Head Fiddle) and Khuumii (Harmonic Overtone Throat Singing) skills to transmit the harmony of Mongolian nomads and Shamanic culture through time and space.
Bukhu’s music brings a contemporary take on the tradition of Mongolian bards of the middle ages and those of ancient times, acting as a national memory bank by working mythologies, historic figures and events into traditional verse form.
Bukhu is a member of Sydney bands Equus and Horse & Wood, and former member of the Morin Khuur Ensemble, Khangal Quartet and Domog folk bands of Mongolia. Touring extensively for audiences in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.
Bukhu embodies the spirit of reinterpreted narratives through verse, with an enchanting mix of folk traditions and contemporary influences woven into the fabric of his arrangements.
An accomplished composer of contemporary music in his own right. Bukhu’s compositions incorporate genres as diverse as Overtone Throat Singing, Harmonic Chant, Folk, Classical, Blues, Metal, Techno, Dub and Hip-Hop.
Bukhu’s recent live performances explore experimental and electroacoustic sound palettes — using loops and edits created on pedals, portable devices, samplers, synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.