my heart is full of love (2020)
with Elena Pastor and Pedro Torres
Yodeling (also jodeling) is a form of singing which involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch between the low-pitch chest register and the high-pitch head register . The English word yodel is derived from the German (and originally Austro-Bavarian) word jodeln, meaning "to utter the syllable jo" (pronounced "yo" in English). This vocal technique is used in many cultures worldwide.
The basic yodel requires sudden alterations of vocal register from a low-pitched chest voice to high falsetto tones sung on vowel sounds: AH, OH, OO for chest notes and AY or EE for the falsetto. Consonants are used as levers to launch the dramatic leap from low to high, giving it its unique earpenetrating and distance-spanning power.
Yodelling was never a language. If anything, it was a message of presence and existence.
SAW , Sofia Art Week, Sofia, Bulgaria
Welt in Teilen, St.Pauli Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
‘A mouth expands to widen its social horizon, broadening its reach, with the torso, a muscular chamber filling up and then thrusting out to shudder the air with vocal energy. These volumetric intensities bring us into the drama of communion, chant, and healing, as well as pain, suffering, and arrest. A sonority full of animation drawn out in the cry, the shout, screaming, and singing. Each performs to expand the scale of the body, inciting certain collective experiences. By bringing us up in volume, these particular mouth movements lead to greater spatiality, one of crowds, communities, and even that of nations. Funeral songs to anthems, chain gangs, and pop groups, gospels to shouting matches - these raise the pitch on voicing, billowing out the lungs and cheeks in harmony, as well as in moments of desperation.’
Brandon LaBelle, LEXICON OF THE MOUTH
To those who are interested,
it will be obvious.
The round pegs in the square holes. The
ones who see things differently. They’re not
fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them. But the only thing
you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy
ones, We see genius.
Always is always forever
As long as one is one
Inside yourself for your father
All is none all is none all is one
If they say Why (why?), why (why?)
Tell ‘em that it’s human nature
© Christina Köhler 2021