Hippie picnics in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to a flowery soundtrack
of the Monkees, Donovan and Nancy Sinatra. Then suddenly the scene changes
abruptly to mountain valleys, yodelling choruses and polka folk in traditional
with the Valais Alps looming on the horizon.
Much has been written
about this crazy transatlantic biography that whisks a young maiden away from
the S.F. Bay Area to “Valais in Wonderland”.
How Erika Stucky not only therapied her childhood culture shock at the C.I.M.
Jazz School in Paris with voice training, but actually transformed it, making
a powerful entrance onto the jazz floor with George Gruntz and Ray Anderson.
And how she finally did a neat job of performing the full intercontinental splits
with her very own project “Bubbles & Bones”. Amorphously to metamorphic.
The amazed press described it like this at times: “Schimmering between
alpine girly and jazz lady – more heart-rending than seriously avant-garde. “Serious
fun“ (Rolling Stone). „Vocal action art between Laurie Anderson,
Meredith Monk and Tom Waits“, discovered Stereoplay. And FAZ states soberly: „There
aren´t many vocalists of Erika Stucky’s kind.” What a noble
Erika Stucky - Papito
Country, City, Venue
CH-Meyrin, Forum : w/ Wally und die sieben Geier
DE-Burghausen, Alpenjazz-Festival : w/ Wally und die sieben Geier
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release October 27, 2017
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Erika Stucky - Papito
Erika Stucky is always full of surprises. Over a period of almost 25 years the singer, musician, songwriter and multimedia-artist has made many exciting international connections, for example with Dino Saluzzi, Carla Bley and even a guest appearance with Elvis Costello. Furthermore, she has developed many individual, often stunning, stylistically diversified formations during this time. Stucky’s newest work is starting a new chapter with unexpected content. Even in relation to her already courageous repertoire thus far, Papito seems audacious. The charismatic American-Swiss is joined by a Baroque ensemble, the widely celebrated countertenor Andreas Scholl and by FM Einheit, who is known as an unconventional percussionist, sound designer and also as creative force of the Einstürzende Neubauten. Considering this spectacular constellation, it is no wonder that Stucky’s variable voice develops facets that had seldom been heard until now. Without holding back any musical beauty she literally indulges herself in melodies and in sought out moments slips in touching crooning through trenchantly rough expression. . . . read more
“Actors inspire me much more than music does”, Erika Stucky asserted in an interview already years ago. “When Jeanne Moreau totters through a movie classic, I immediately think of at least three song lyrics.” Movie characters play primary roles in Stucky’s songs again and again, sometimes as diffuse visions, another time as clearly recognizable characters. For a long time now, the artist from Zurich has been making her own short films for her stage programs, in which at times, she newly interprets well-known scenes in an individualistic style. If you carefully examine the booklet of Black Widow, you will find a cunning allusion to this genre there too. ? read more
Especially brought together for this event,
a prestigious band under the guidance of musical director David Coulter, the
multi-instrumentalist who worked with Waits on The Black Rider, will offer a
similar, although not quite identical, array of the rich instrumental variety
intended by Waits. Also featured will be performances by Arthur H, The Tiger
Lillies, Camille O’ Sullivan, Stef Kamil Carlens, St. Vincent, Erika Stucky.
July 10th : LYON, FRANCE / Les Nuits de Fourvière festival / Grand Théâtre
Romain de Fourvière
July 11th : MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND / Montreux Jazz Festival / Miles Davis Hall
July 13th : LONDON, ENGLAND / Barbican Centre
Nov 20th : EINDHOVEN, HOLLAND / Muziekgebouw
Nov 22nd : PARIS, FRANCE / Salle Pleyel
Echoes of home - on yelping and other forms of song Director: Stefan Schwietert
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, „heimatklänge” enters
the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists, - Erika
Stucky - Noldi Alder - Christian
Zehnder -. 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.
Press kit: download
Screening Dates of "Echoes of home"
at Filmfestspiele Berlin 2007:
12.02.07 10:00 CinemaxX5 (press screening) EN
13.02.07 21:30 Delphi-Filmpalast EN
14.02.07 12:30 CineStar 8 EN
16.02.07 13:15 Arsenal EN
17.02.07 22:15 Cubix 9 EN
S i x t i e s: Born in San Francisco. Swiss parents. Flower-Power, Big Stucky
family picnics in Golden Gate Park. Musical influences The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra,
Donovan, the musical "Hair".
S e v e n t i e s: The Stucky family moves to Oberwallis. Culture schock. Folklore
club, Swiss roast .
Musical influences: D'Bossbuebe, Trio Eugster, Radio Beromünster, Jodelchoires.
E i g h t i e s: Education in Paris: C.I.M. Jazz School, vocal training. Atelier
Théâtre Serge Martin. Acting school. Camera Acting, Advanced Acting
at State College San Francisco.
1985-91: "The Sophisticrats" Four singers and a bass. 2 LPs / CDs
Four Singers & Bass" COD 38010
We love you" COD 38019
Various awards (Cannes, Lyon, St. Gervais), about 500 performances, TV-Shows,
Tours in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana...
N i n e t i e s:
1991: Set up "Bubble-Town".
CD-Production "OutlÞndisch" MGB CD 9601 1994
Vocal soloist of the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band. Jazzfestival Berlin.
Tours in Switzerland, Germany and Russia.
Tours and recordings with the Big Band des Westdeutschen Rundfunks with George
Gruntz and Dino Saluzzi.
1997: started the trio "Mrs.Bubble & Bones".
CD-Production "Ohrewürm". Volume 1 and 3 with Bubble-Town and
in duet with Ray Anderson.
Collaborated on: WonderbraZH, Girl-Group, Roots-Alphornproject and various musicals.
1998: Culture award. Cultural scholarship of the city Zürich.
1998/99: Moved to Brooklyn, NY.
Premier with the new programm "Mrs.Bubble" in the Knitting Factory,
1999: WDR & George Gruntz Big Band, Studio recordings and concerts in Cologne.
Switzerland/Germany Tour with "Mrs. Bubble & Bones"-Trio
Switzerland/Germany Tour with Girl-Group
Swiss/German/Austrian Tourn with "Mrs. Bubble & Bones", Erika Stucky
/ Ray Anderson / Art Baron
Jazzfestival Willisau "International Alphornproject", Erika Stucky
/ Hans Kennel / Ray Anderson / TomVarner / Bob Stewart
October: Musical direction for "Helges Leben" at the Schauspielhaus
Tour Switzerland, Germany Austria "Mrs. Bubble & Bones", Erika
Stucky / Art Baron / José Davila
CD Recordings in NewYork with "Mrs. Bubble & Bones" (Anderson/Baron/Davila)
Germany/Austria/Switzerland Tour with International Alphorn Orchestra (Kennel/Baron/Varner/Stewart)
Tour "Mrs. Bubble & Bones" (Morgenthaler/Pedretti/Niggli)
Theatre Festival Mülheim - Musical "Helges Leben"
CD Recordings at Radiostudio Zürich with Geoge Gruntz and Dino Saluzzi
Alpentöne with Kennel, Legler and the Heuis-Sisters
Tour Egypt with "Stucky & Roots of Communication" (Morgenthaler/Pedretti/Horrisberger)
CD-Release and Tour "Mrs.Bubble & Bones"
Germany/Austria/Switzerland Tour with "Bubbles & Roots" (Morgenthaler/Pedretti/Niggli)
Tour "Eurobubbles" (Jon Sass/ Bertl Mütter)
Opening Expo 02 - Schweizer Landesausstellung with Morgenthaler/Pedretti/Niggli
Project: Big Band George Gruntz , Lausanne
Tour "Mrs. Bubble & Bones", Erika Stucky / Art Baron / José Davila
CD Recordings „Lovebites“ (Release September 2003)
Tour „Eurobubbles“ (Jon Sass/ Bertl Mütter)
Tournee Sina and Stucky / Toluheischis Vorläbu
CD-Release Tour „Lovebites“
Tour „Eurobubbles“ (Jon Sass/ Bertl Mütter) D,CH, NL, F, I
Tour "Stucky & Roots of Communication" (Morgenthaler/Pedretti/Horrisberger)
Tour "Stucky & Jimi Hendrix Project" ( Erika Stucky – voc,
Christy Doran – guitar, Kim Clarke - bass, Fredy Studer – drums)
I, CH, A. G. F
Recording "Princess" Mrs. Bubbles & Bones" & Knut Jensen
2004/05 tours with „Bubbles & Bones“, „Stucky & the Roots of Communication“ and the „Jimi Hendrix-Project“ take her to Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and France.
In April she releases her latest album „ Princess“ and works with
Stefan Schwietert on a film project.
2006 On tour with different projects: Sina & Stucky (Wild - Dances and Stories
from Wallis), Low Life (with Matt Perrine (Sousaphone) and Jon Sass ( Tuba) )
Princess (with Bertl Mütter (trombone) and Jon Sass ( Tuba), The Woodstock
Project with the Young Gods, Jimi Hendrix Project (with Christy Doran (guitar),
Fredy Studer (drums) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass)), US tour with Roots of Communication.H
Honky Stonky Musical with Gardi Hutter.
2007 extended touring like in 2006, recording „Suicidal Yodels“ to
be released October 12 on Traumton Records. Finishing the works on Stefan Schwietert’s
documentary „Heimatklänge – Echoes of Home“, presented
during the Berlin Film Fest in January. Soundtrack of „Heimatklänge“ scheduled
for an October release on Traumton.
Touring with Sebastian Fuchsberger and Jon Sass to present „Suicidal Yodels“,
touring with Jimi Hendrix Project (with Christy Doran (guitar), Fredy Studer
(drums) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass)).