Echoes of Home

A FILM BY Stefan Schwietert

...loving, unbridled homage.
-Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide
Music, Melodies and Sounds touch you so deeply, they make you cry... Highly recommended.
Sheer joy to watch Erika Stucky, Noldi Alder and Christian Zehnder annunciate, articulate and phrase noises and sounds and see them turn into mouth, face and body. And above all Switzerland hypnotizes with its beauty... This film should be longer!
So special, so different...
-Becky Tan, Kino Critics
C est une pure joie que d admirer Erika Stucky, Noldi Alder et Christian Zehnder déclamer, articuler et phraser des bruits et des sons, les voir se les mettre en bouche et se les approprier corps et âmes. Et au-dessus de tout ça, la Suisse nous hypnotisant avec sa beauté... ce film devrait durer plus longtemps!
...un amour, un hommage inconditionnel
La musique, les mélodies et les sons touchent tant et si bien qu ils provoquent les larmes... chaudement recommandé.
Tellement spécial, tellement différent.


What does a baby's cry have in common with the echo of a mountain yodler, and what connects the head tone of a Tuvin nomad with the stage show of a vocal artist? The answer is: THE VOICE. Against a background of powerful alpine vistas and modern city landscapes, Echoes of Home enters the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists. Their universe of sound extends far beyond what we would describe as singing. In their engagement with local and foreign traditions, the powerful mountain landscape becomes a stage as do the landscapes and sonic backdrops of modern life.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: German/Russian
Genre: Documentary, World Cinema
Running Time: 82 min.
Year: 2007


Stefan Schwietert


Yodler Christian Zehnder