transalpin

transalpin

 Berlin, Berlin, DEU
BandFolk

The vocal duo presents improvisations of yodelling - based on yodels from the alps as well as from the African rainforest - and vocal shepherds’ music from Eastern Europe, using exotic percussion instruments such as mexican nuts, goat’s toes, brooms, cymbals of the harness, spoons, washboard.

Biography

The German-Austrian vocal duo transalpin (Ingrid Hammer, Sigurd Bemme) is engaged in ethnic music from different cultural backgrounds.

Using their special technique of synchronised singing the duo’s work focuses on the fusion and penetration of the different musical pieces while maintaining its own cultural character.

The songs raise, cross each other, separate and meet again. Through this - literally - singing together of songs from different cultural origins, new strange sound universes are created: new musical ethnical worlds arise.

transalpin is a good choice for
- Festivals open air and in special spaces (factories, tunnels, churches)
- intercultural events
- venue and shop openings, book presentations, - corporate events
- concerts on big and small stages and also venues that are not primarily dedicated to theatre and concert

Projects
- leittoenen 1 & 2
- Oh You mei Austria!
- going yodel

transalpin: going yodel!

In their new programme, the stong-voiced Austrian singer Ingrid Hammer and her partner Sigurd Bemme present improvisations of yodelling - based on yodels from the alps as well as from the African rainforest - and vocal shepherds’ music from Eastern Europe. Some specialities are the “compilation of shepherds’ callings from the High
Tatra” and the “Zwiefache” from Oberpfalz.

As exotic as their music are the percussion instruments the duo uses: mexican nuts, goat’s toes, brooms, cymbals of the harness, spoons, washboard are further tools to explore the background of vocal traditions and to cast a new light on fading traditions.

Discography

online audio samples at
http://www.transalpin-web.de/