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Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica

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Synopsis:

Yodel in Hi-Fi explores the vibrant and varied traditions of yodelers around the world. Far from being a quaint and dying art, yodel is a thriving vocal technique that has been perennially renewed by singers from Switzerland to Korea, from Colorado to Iran. Bart Plantenga offers a lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.

About the Author

Bart Plantenga is a freelance researcher, writer, translator, and editor. He is the author of Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling around the World and the compiler of the CD Rough Guide to Yodel. He lives and works in Amsterdam and is the disc jockey of radio show Wreck This Mess.

Table of Contents

Preface: Drive-By Yodel
Yoknowledgements
An Introduction to the Insane Logic of Yodeling
 
In the Beginning Was the Holler
The Black Voice Heard Blue Around the World
Yodel-Spotting in the Big-Small World
The Great Leap from Low to High Culture
EGO vs. ECHO
The Yodel That Ate Celluloid
Swiss Yodels
The Lands of Yo
 
Notes
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299290542
Author:
Plantenga, Bart
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47 b/w illus.
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1.1 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Voice
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Singers Reference
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Metaphysics » General

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Yodel in Hi-Fi explores the vibrant and varied traditions of yodelers around the world. Far from being a quaint and dying art, yodel is a thriving vocal technique that has been perennially renewed by singers from Switzerland to Korea, from Colorado to Iran. Bart Plantenga offers a lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.
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