Echokamer #13: UOEIA II, Between yodelling and experimental sound

In ‘Yodel in Hi-Fi’ onthult Bart Plantenga het geheime leven van de oeroude jodel. Van Franz Lang tot Phil Minton, van Pygmeeën tot U2, van Hocus Pocus tot dubstep: jodelen doen ze allemaal.

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Explore yodeling from its African Pygmy origins to the Swiss Alps, avant-garde tonsil-twisters and hip hop with author Bart Plantenga. Vocal artists Phil Minton will perform a unique take on yodeling, while Bernhard Betschart takes on naturjodels aka Yutz (shouts). Myriam van Imschoot and Doreen Kutzke will present their experimental yodel-deconstruction duet HOLA HU. We will also be showing a few historical documentaries and video portraits.



Bart Plantenga wrote YODEL-AY-EE-OOOO: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World and more recently Yodel in Hi-Fi, From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica. These books view yodelling from an international perspective, and explore the origins and development of yodelling, as well as the traces of yodelling in contemporary music.

Phil Minton is a vocal artist from the UK and is known for his exuberant provocations of the vocal register.

The Austrian Bernhard Betschart represents the natur jodel from Muotathal, Switserland, where yodeling is passed down from generation to generation.

Myriam van Imschoot is a Belgian artist-vocalist and Doreen Kutzke is one of a new generation of German yodelers interested in reinventing the yodel


This program is a collaboration between De Player, Gonzo (circus) and Mediamatic. Echokamer was a series of events during which composers, musicians and other sound-makers experiment with sound at, and with the sound of, Mediamatic Fabriek.