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"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)





"The illegitimate child of the early Moondog"

Skug Magazine (AT)


Alessandra Eramo (*1982 Taranto, Italy), is a Berlin-based artist who works with voice and noise.
Mostly known for her Solo for Voice and Electronics, she creates performance pieces, text-sound compositions, site-specific installations, audiovisual works and drawings exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice. The essence of her practice is to destabilize the normal expectations of the voice in order to trace a new sense of beauty in sound and language. Her artistic production often adopts relational aesthetics and addresses questions about memory and identity.

Since 2016 she works on Migratory Echoes, a project based on interviews to migrants about the sounds of their "Homeland", addressing questions of identity and belonging to real or imaginary places. In 2017 she's been invited to develope and exhibit this installation/performance at the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.

She has performed and exhibited at many electronic music festivals, art galleries and museums, theatres and independent art centers, such as: Tempo Reale Festival Florence, Radial System Berlin, Heroines of Sound Festival, FLUSSI Media Arts Festival Avellino, Iklectik London, PACT Zollverein Essen, Kino Šiska Ljubljana/ARS National Radio Slovenia, Electronic Voice Phenomena Think Thank/Liverpool Biennial 2013, Neue Musik St. Ruprecht Vienna, Roulette New York, Audiorama Stockholm, Italian Pavilion in the World/54th Venice Biennale.

In 2016 she took part to the artistic residency of Tsonami Festival Valparaìso (Chile) where she presented 3 Places Where I Can Sing: Songs for Valparaíso, a performance in the public space aiming to generate a new oral history of Valparaíso, connecting the sonic memory of the inhabitants and the artist through vocal interventions in various places of the city specifically selected for their symbolic and political connotation.

Co-founder of "Corvo Records - vinyl & sound art production" where she released her solo LP Come ho imparato a volare, a composition based on the idea of methamorphosis where she includes her recordings of larvae transforming into flies and the field recording of a women choir during the eastern procession rites in Southern Italy.
In 2014 she released the 7" Roars Bangs Booms based on her vocal performance work presented at the Museum FLUXUS+ in Potsdam about the onomatopoeic words from the Futurist Manifesto "The Art of Noises" by Luigi Russolo.

In 2015 she is vocal performer for Appunti del Passaggio by Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo (Premio Furla 2015), a film about the biopolitical regime in the 1960s that southern Italian migrants bodies were forced through when they arrived at the Swiss border. The film was exhibited at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in frame of the 56th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.

As recipient of grants from Berlin Senate, IfA and the Goethe Institut Napoli in 2013-2014 she curates and participates to the residency and sound art exhibition "Correnti Seduttive" in her hometown Taranto (with Peter Cusack, Georg Klein, Steffi Weismann and Wendelin Büchler), a place with the highest level of industrial pollution in Europe. Here she creates her sound installation Se Dio Vuole, a dedication to the beauty and destruction of the sea in Taranto. From this work she developed a book-document together with the music journalist Tobias Fischer, published in 2015.

She's been Artist in Residence at EMS Stockholm with the support of the Italian Culture Institute of Stockholm, EMPAC Troy (NY) - Rensselaer Polythechnic Institute with the electronic musician Doug Van Nort, and at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center New York, where she creates Lauter Spannung a multichannel audiovisual work for voice and field recordings.

Alongside her solo work, she has collaborated with many acclaimed composers, choreographers and artists including Zorka Wollny, Brandon LaBelle, Noha Ramadan, Ines Lechleitner, Marcus Bastos, Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, and Marta Zapparoli.

Since 2015 she is a member of the artists' group and project space Errant Sound in Berlin.


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist


Alessandra Eramo press foto


Alessandra Eramo Errant Voice


Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist


Alessandra Eramo Flussi 2015


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist


Alessandra Eramo Sound Artist

Alessandra Eramo Press Photo 2017