transalpin

transalpin

 Berlin, Berlin, DEU
BandFolkWorld

Yodel Songs from the Alps, as well as from Africa and Asia, European Shepherd songs - interpreted by strong voices and accompanied by root percussion instruments -

Biography

Austrian singer Ingrid Hammer is engaged in ethnic music music from different cultural backgrounds. with her project transalpin together with her partners they developed special technique of synchronised singing. the work focuses 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.

In their programme going yodel! transalpin 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.

Ingrid Hammer also presents the female yodel trio "La vache qui crie" and she offers yodel workshops that are always booked out very fast.