The UK touring production of "UOEIA * the histories of yodelling around the world" previewed in Bridport on October 15th 2013. It's now safely packed into a suitcase and waiting for its adventures, which begin tomorrow.
Tickets for the shows are available below the image. Some of the venues are very limited capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment! Yodellayyeeeooooo....
"Cross-media (think puppetry, animation, music, and God-knows-what-else) history of yodelling – taking you from its knuckle-dragging caveman beginnings right through to the present day. Pretty unmissable". SevenStreets.com
"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"
* the histories of yodelling around the world
by ERGO PHIZMIZ
UK mini-tour October 2013
18th LIVERPOOL Mellomello Buy Tickets *** Facebook Event page
19th WHITBY Musicport Festival
21st GLASGOW The Old Hairdresser's Buy Tickets *** Facebook Event page
22nd LONDON The Old Dentist's (33 Chatsworth Road) Buy Tickets *** Facebook Event Page
A production of DePlayer, based on books by Bart Plantenga.
MEET HALKE, A YODELLING FOX
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.
UOEIA Animation Trailer
MEET HELKA, ANOTHER YODELLING FOX
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC from UOEIA
UOEIA Animation Trailer
ERGO PHIZMIZ sings HUSH LITTLE MOOCOW
For sale on the UK tour of "UOEIA", a special cassette-only edition in 50 copies of "UOEIA * the histories of yodelling".
If you can't make it to any of the shows and would like to reserve a copy of this cassette, send £7 over Paypal to ergophizmiz at gmail dot com and we'll keep it aside for you then post off next week.
UOEIA MIX on Basic FM
Mondays on Basic FM at 1550 throughout October.
A 30 minute mix of yodels and related yelps, wails and ululations from around the world, created exclusively for Basic FM in the run-up to the UK of “UOEIA * favola in jodel” an electronic operina on the histories of yodelling by Swiss Family Phizmiz, based on books by Bart Plantenga.
Starring Popeye, Johnny Weissmuller, Kishore Kumar, W.C. Fields, Alice Babs, Shirley Temple, Harry Torrani, Swiss Appenzeller yodelling, Berceuse Pygmy Yodel, Krimanchuli Orera, Erich Von Stroheim & The Great Gabbo, Johann Strauss II, and Swedish Kulning (cattle-calling).
Many of these tracks are sourced from Bart Plantenga’s “Yodel in Hi-Fi” playlist, which can be found here
HUGE thanks to lovely folks who have helped bring this to life: UpItUp Records, Shireen Taylor, Jim McLaughlin, Phil Brunner, Peter Fengler, Annemiek Engbers, Simon Mathewson, Nicky Mathewson, Rebecca Vaughan
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