What does a baby's cry have in common with the echo of a mountain yodler, and what connects the head tone of a Tuvin nomad with the stage show of a vocal artist? The answer is: THE VOICE. ...
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What does a baby's cry have in common with the echo of a mountain yodler, and what connects the head tone of a Tuvin nomad with the stage show of a vocal artist? The answer is: THE VOICE. Against a background of powerful alpine vistas and modern city landscapes, "heimatklänge" enters the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists. Their universe of sound extends far beyond what we would describe as singing. In their engagement with local and foreign traditions, the powerful mountain landscape becomes a stage as do the landscapes and sonic backdrops of modern life.
I just saw this movie as part of the Athens International Film Festival, at which I am on the jury for musical films. I was wonderfully impressed, both by the stunning, spiritual music and the celestial scenery against which it is set.
I was particularly impressed by the extra-terrestrial singing of Christian Zehnder, whose vocalise incorporates yodeling, overtone singing and something not unlike scat singing as performed by energy beings or djinn.
I also had no idea that Swiss men wore crystal pendant earrings. Live and learn.
I came home right after the screening and bought the soundtrack cd at amazon.de.
I never do things like that.
yours, Blaine Reininger Athens, Greece
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