I love the sound of the morin huur. With small, thin strings tied up in a bundle, when they are rubbed by the bow, it can produce so many different sounds: deep sound and thin sound and transparent sound, and rough sound, too…? I think it is an instrument that can produce a seven-colored sound. This is why I believe it can produce even more sounds, and I keep looking for them.
The morin huur (batohkin) was born in Mongolia.
When I’m in the fields of grass there and I feel the huge connected sky and land, I can feel the connection within myself. Because the morin huur was born in a place like that, it can produce the sound of heaven and the sound of the land. That’s what I feel. Of course, it’s perfect to play Mongolian music, but I believe the morin huur can express much more than that – it does not just end there. I would like to unite the instrument called morin huur and my self. It’s from that sense that I’ve started to compose songs.
I wish the sound of the morin huur could be heard by many more people all over the world.