Instrumental Music from UOEIA

Ergo Phizmiz

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Released Oct 16, 2013
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UOEIA
* 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.
 

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.