"Fantastic work. (...) Sounds almost like a musique concrète collage
made from Folkways LP about the removal of the larynx. But it's not!"

The Wire (UK)

"She embodies a noisy experimentation, in a crude art without concessions"

Revue & Corrigée (FR)

"A very strong experimental vocalist"

Chain DKL (US)

Alessandra Eramo (*1982 Taranto, IT) is a Berlin-based sound artist, vocalist and composer who works with performance and installation, sound and visual poetry, video, drawing and text, exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and noise as socio-political matter. She develops interdisciplinary art projects and conceptual performances that address questions of the body, memory and identity, often adopting participatory actions, field recording, site-specific modes, and experimental approaches to composition. Central to her practice is extending the voice in all its forms and implications in sonic and visual contexts, crossing boundaries of genres and traditions. Her current research focuses on the invisible and the materiality of the voice, the tension between vocality and writing, performative rituals and trance-like states with singing.

She was trained in classical singing, piano and music theory since an early age, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and Stuttgart and completed her Master's Degree in Performance Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice.

She has exhibited widely at festivals, radio, museums, galleries and institutions including KORA Contemporary Arts Center Castrignano De' Greci (2022), Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin (2022), Centrale Fies Dro (2021), Italian Culture Institute Brussels/Kira A. Princess of Prussia Foundation (2021), Radio Papesse/Festival des Gestes de la Recherche Grenoble (2020), Deutschlandfunk Kultur Klangkunst (2020), SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2019), Liminaria/Manifesta12 Palermo (2018), Dystopie Sound Art Festival, Wasserspeicher Berlin (2018), Tempo Reale Festival Florence (2017), 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017), Transmediale Berlin (2016), Tsonami Festival Arte Sonoro Chile (2016), PACT Zollverein Essen (2015), Electronic Voice Phenomena/Liverpool Biennial (2013), Lyd+Litteratur Festival Aarhus (2012), Roulette New York (2012), Padiglione Italia nel Mondo/54th Venice Biennale (2011).

She's been Artist in Residence among others at EMS Stockholm with the support of the Italian Culture Institute of Stockholm (2016), Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, EMPAC Troy (NY) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Doug Van Nort and Pauline Oliveros (2012), Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center New York (2012). She has received numerous artistic grants including the IfA, Goethe Institut, Senat Berlin Kulturaustauch. 2021-2023 she is recipient of the Musikfonds Grant in Germany.

Alongside her solo work, she collaborated as vocalist with many acclaimed composers, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and poets including Dadub, Zosha DiCastri, Davide Tidoni, Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Zorka Wollny, Brandon LaBelle, Noha Ramadan, Ines Lechleitner, Irena Tomažin, SJ Fowler, Gabriel Dharmoo, Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, Steffi Weismann, Marta Zapparoli.

Alessandra Eramo is co-founder of Corvo Records - vinyl & sound art production in Berlin, since 2015 she is member of Errant Sound project space in Berlin, since 2021 she is performer of "Böseblick Electronic Music Ensemble" with Korhan Erel, Kirsten Reese, Ariel W. Orah.
Also, she leads her cross-disciplinary workshop "The Space Between Voice and Gesture" at international art institutions, and since 2023 she is lecturer at the Master "Sound Studies and Sonic Arts" at the UdK in Berlin.


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Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013

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