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MUSIC: Mani Matter (1936–1972)

Mani Matter with his wife Joy

(Walter Studer)

Swiss National Museum, Zurich, on now till September 18, 2011

Mani Matter a popular Bernese songwriter and poet left behind a wealth of songs (in Swiss German dialect) still very popular today. A temporary exhibition remembers Mani Matter with five themes taken after his most famous songs:  “Der Eskimo” (The Eskimo), “Bim Coiffeur” (At the hairdresser),  “Yr Isebahn” (The railway),  “Dr Parkingmeter” (The Parking Meter) and “Arabisch” (Arabic) with selected texts, photographs and other items.

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