Alessandra Eramo

In her Solo for Voice and Electronics Alessandra Eramo creates a collage of hypnotic soundscapes and voices that reveal their own memory, moving beyond the sound into more visceral layers of poetic expression. Beat-boxing, tongue-clicking, screeching, hissing: In an immersive performance, she explores trance-like state in singing, extending her voice in abstract sounds, noise, whispers, fragmented words, unknown languages, through a dynamic use and manipulation of pre-recorded sonic material. In reference to sound poetry, the concert is both an acoustic and physical experience, and becomes like a spiritual exercise to share with her audience.




SOLO FOR VOICE AND ELECTRONICS (excerpt)



Voice, theremin, field recordings, tapes


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My ongoing research on voice


The voice is ephemeral. How can I make the presence of my voice visible? A crucial aspect of my ongoing artistic research is to investigate the tension between orality and writing: The voice can be expanded into something else, it can be transformed or symbolized, it can become a drawing and a graphic score, and it can be recorded for the eternity. My work with voice focuses on the contrast between pleasure and disturbance, fragility and power, memory and the present, distance and intimacy. I am interested to find connections between opposites, creating a dialogue between the voice and listening from "the inside" and "the outside", like the breath.

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Drawing. Recording the voice for the eternity
I realize abstract, automatic drawings, quickly. Although these can be read as graphic notation, the drawings are much more than a visual representation of the voice: Detached from visual-acoustic hierarchies, voice and drawing are inseparably connected in a hand-mouth coding with its endless possibilities of interpretation and translation.




Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo

"A/TEM" October 2018 at DotlandII, Ex-Zigarettenfabrik Wilmersdorf Berlin, October 2018, group exhibition curated by Peninsula


Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013




Alessandra Eramo



Voice
Recorded live at Tsonami Festival Arte Sonoro (Chile), Teatro Parque Cultural Valparažso, 6th December 2016



Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo





Alessandra Eramo


Alessandra Eramo 2014


TRIHISIHA

Voice, microphone, sampler (2013)


Recorded live by Matthias Erian, 15th November 2013
New Adits Festival 2013 Klagenfurt (Austria)





Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo