A bit odd, but fun. Avant-gardist vocalist Erika Stucky fits the description. On the cover of her album Bubbles and Bones she is attired with 'Captain Spock-ears', or should we say elves-ears? Her bio tells that the vocalist was born in San Francisco during the period of Flower Power, but grew up in Switzerland. She listened to both Frank Zappa and The Monkees - a greater contrast is hardly thinkable- whom she considers her inspiration. This choice is characteristic for the music Stucky, a former member of The Sophisticrats, picks for her mostly humor-injected repertoire. Pop songs are interpreted in a very new, cabaret-like way when Stucky sings them. Therefore her interpretation gets compared to Bobby McFerrin or Sheila Jordan. For this festival the vocalist has something special up her sleeve. She will research the roots of communication with Robert Morgenthaler, who plays alpine horn and didgeridoo, Jean-Jacque Pedretti, who also blows the alpine horn and is able to produce sounds from seashells, and drummer-percussionist Peter Horisberger.