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.
Wonderful documentary about extraordinary musicians
Yesterday I had the chance to watch "Heimatklaenge" at the Berlin Film Festival. I was expecting that a documentary about folk music and Yodeling in Switzerland would be rather boring, but what I saw was simply amazing: The movie is a portrait of three musicians who take the traditional swiss folk style and combine it with experimental music. This sometimes sounds like Zappa, at times like Zen-Meditation or sometimes reminds of Klezmer music. We here some of the tunes in full length and I really enjoyed listening to all of them.
The documentary doesn't present a narrator, who tells us what to think about the artists or their music. The portrayed persons speak for themselves (in Switzerduetsch) and their stories and their story telling is so compelling that you forget that it actually is a documentary.
This definitely is one of the best music films I've ever seen.
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