LES ALPES EN MUSIQUE
France / 2001 / 53'
This documentary introduces us to alpine music guided by a traditional musician, Jean-Marc Jaquier. We discover the kind of music he loves through subjects dealing with the origin of sounds and the instruments that produce them, the history of mountain songs, especially those preserved by the older generation, and the cultural approach in schools. We discover there are many similarities between the various regions of the Alps and the adaptation of the instruments to the region. To preserve the character of this documentary most of it is dedicated to music and each piece performed is accompanied by informative factfiles and presented by Jean-Marc Jaquier. The traditional alpine music was and remains popular and its use during festivities is the principle way of transmitting the musical culture of the Alps.