* the histories of yodelling around the world
UK mini-tour October 2013
19th WHITBY Musicport Festival
A production of DePlayer, based on books by Bart Plantenga.
Yodelling: the crack in the human voice when pushed to its limit, the plaintive wail of man against mountains. From the Pygmy tribes in the jungles of Africa, to the mountains of Switzerland, or the plains of the Wild West, to frantic Persian ululations and yelps, yodelling is a worldwide phenomenon that betrays its perceived image as a benchmark of kitsch.
In “UOEIA: Favola in Jodel”, Ergo Phizmiz presents the history of yodelling through music, masks, puppetry, collage, and animation. Based on the books “Yodel in Hi-Fi” and “Yodel-Ay-Eee-Ooo” by Bart Plantenga, and performed by Swiss Family Phizmiz, UOEIA invites you through time and culture, yodelling from cavemen to the modern age.
"A truly charming production that does display the mystery & wonder of this most extreme & eccentric of vocals that allow us like chant or mantra access to other realms of existence" - Bart Plantenga, author of "Yodel-Ay-Ee-Ooo" and "Yodel in Hi-Fi"
UOEIA MIX on Basic FM