_ Val Aupa, Dordolla, Italy
_ 29.06 – 01.07.2018
_ for advanced and intermediate yodellers
_ discover the valley and surroundings on guided hikes
_ intensive yodelling lessons in the wild, rugged landscape in a small group
_ discover new hiking routes
_ accommodation with full board and locally sourced food on the small but charming
“Tiere Viere” alpine farm
This workshop is intended for yodellers who already have some (or more) experience with yodelling and want to dive deeper into this singing form in the wonderfully inspiring area of Val Aupa and the Friulian mountains.
Note! This workshop can also be attended by people who have been to this area with me before, because I will create new yodels and also a new hike for those re-registering. The limited number of participants (max. 8 people) guarantees an intensive encounter with a special type of singing, in a special place.
Different yodels will be used to work on intimacy, flexibility, resonance, and personal expression.
To hold one’s voice in polyphonic singing, to hear oneself and others, to interact with them and to feel comfortable during a solo will be central themes here.
The yodel texts and their structures will be illuminated even more precisely, in order to relieve the voice and ensure a differentiated expression over longer periods of time.
Ingrid Schmoliner, experienced musician, teacher, composer, and passionate singer, will give her experienced insight into the connections between body – space – expression – structure – impulse – resonance – perception – and technique within this special singing form.
Since we will also be hiking, please bring good outdoor shoes and weatherproof clothing!
There will not be difficult hikes, but please only register if it is possible for you to walk unassisted on narrow trails.
With Kaspar Nickles, alpine farmer and nature guide, we will discover what the wonderfully wild mountain landscape around Dordolla has to tell us, and let us be inspired by the primeval, in all its nuances.
The website of our hosts Kaspar and Marina offers insights into their farmhouse, where we will not only stay but also enjoy eating regional specialities (many with ingredients from their own organic farm) cooked by the farmer’s wife herself. This will help make this workshop a truly special experience.
If this virtual visit makes you want more of Val Aupa/Dordolla, you can also extend your yodelling weekend before or after (with 10% discount off the standard room prices!).
You can be picked up at the train station in Carnia.;
Dinner around 19:30;
_ 10:00 – 12:00 Yodelling, introduction to the surrounding scenic viewpoints in Drentus
_ 12:30 Lunch
_ 14:30 – 18:00 Exploratory tour around the village, with a yodelling lesson
_ 19:00 Dinner and a cosy conclusion
_ 10:00 – 18:00 Hiking with yodelling lesson in the countryside
(with a lunch break, food provided)
_ 19:00 Dinner and a cosy conclusion
_ 10:00 – 12:30 Yodelling and a final stroll
_ 13:00 Lunch
_ Departure (or extension of your holiday!)
Costs: Workshop – Accommodation – Meals:
As Kaspar and Marina run a small (but fine) family business, there are not many single rooms (as is customary in the alpine regions), so we offer staggered rates for accommodation and meals.
There is also a special rate for the yodelling workshop if you stay in a double room with friends or partners, or with 3 or 4 people in the holiday flat.
_ Yodelling workshop Single Room rate = 300.-/person
_ Yodelling workshop Double Room rate = 250.-/person (special rate)
_ Accommodation plus full board, SR_rates = 180.-/person (3 nights, 3 days full board)
_ Accommodation plus full board, DR_rates = 140.-/person (e nights, 3 days full board)
Please register soon! Since as already mentioned, only 7 to 8 people can participate if the room capacity is fully utilised!
Please bring appropriate footwear (if possible alpine hiking boots) and clothing (plus an umbrella) suitable for the place and weather, possibly also a seat/mat for the breaks outdoors.
Registration is required and binding!
Attention! Due to the small number of participants, places can only be reserved only with a deposit of € 150.00!Bank transfers to: Ingrid Schmoliner, Raiffeisenbank Sirnitz, IBAN AT72 3925 4000 0002 1493, BIC: RZKTAT2K254
Attention: The registration deadline is 20.06.2018!
In case of cancellation, a replacement person can take over your workshop place!
If there is no replacement, the deposit must be forfeit.
Arrival is possible by train via Villach, where a regional train leaves daily at 9:45 and 19:29 from the main station to Udine.