The thrill of stone

Vercorin Culture & Heritage
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An intimate experience, a feeling of unique connection between people and place, a return to the nourishing earth at the heart of sounds and words.

This summer, Le Chant des Lieux invites you to a literary, poetic and musical escape in an exceptional setting in Vercorin, with its new show featuring actor Roland Vouilloz and musician Didier Métrailler.

"First there's the sound of a fountain.
Or the crack of a branch.
A rustle in the trees.
Perhaps bells nearby."

Inspired by the site, musician Didier Métrailler plays with natural elements such as water, wood and rock. He organizes their polyrhythm with sampling techniques and modifies their texture in real time with electro-acoustic processing. This convoluted architecture is then orchestrated by electronic sounds, by his voice, or with instruments such as the melodica, a bowed cymbal or a lithophone.
Didier Métrailler distills his rhythms and sounds in tune with the story.
Actor Roland Vouilloz brings the words to life with a selection of texts.
Léonard Valette, Alexandre Loye, Roberto Juarroz, Olivier Vonlanthen and Alberto Nessi merge into one voice.
Audience members are provided with headphones for total immersion.


  • Free admission for children under 10. 
  • Young people aged 11-16: CHF 10.
  • Adults aged 16 and over: CHF 20 
  • Student / apprentice / AVS / AI : 15 CHF
  • Chant des Lieux member rate: CHF 15
  • Supporters' price: CHF 30 
  • Secondary residents: CHF 15 
  • Discount on the cable car upon presentation of a purchased ticket.

Practical information

  • Access by car to Vercorin
  • Access by cable car, then 10-minute walk


  • Office du Tourisme de Vercorin
    +41 27 455 58 55 -


Terre-plein du Château de Courten
Chemin de l'Orzival
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.25711
Longitude : 7.52944