Alessandra Eramo

MY WORK WITH VOICE


My ongoing vocal and sonic research focusses on the idea of "South":
SUED is a non-geographic Southern dimension, a peripheral listening space that becomes the center of my attention.

The human voice is ephemeral. Is the act of recording therefore a form of writing and a visualization of the voice for the eternity? A crucial aspect of my artistic research is the tension between orality and writing. The deep exploration of the voice as a medium and instrument brings me to a physical acoustic experience. The voice can be expanded into something else, it can be transformed or symbolized, it can become a drawing and a graphic score, or it can be recorded. How can I make the presence of my voice visible?
I create fast, abstract automatic drawings. 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 gestural drawing are inseparably connected in a hand-mouth coding. While the voice remains an immaterial part of my body, it generates sound from the inside to the outside. I am interested to find connections between opposites, creating a dialogue between the sound of the inside and the outside. I sing abstract sounds with my voice such as whispering, breathing, mouth and throat sounds, tonality and dissonance, fragmented words, and I "write" them in form of drawing for the eternity.

Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013


My Solo for Voice and Electronics is an immersive performance where I can explore trance-like state in singing. I interweave my voice with sound poetry eruptions through a dynamic use of pre-recorded sonic material, unknown languages, microphones, tapes, theremin, and field recordings. This is a collage of different sonic elements that bring their own life and memory. The act of listening while producing vocal sounds becomes a spiritual exercise to share with my audience, transcending the own identity, becoming a "medium" for my own voice that appears.


SOLO FOR VOICE AND ELECTRONICS 2017 (excerpt)



Voice, theremin, field recordings, magnetic tape
Recorded live at Kino Šiška Ljubljana (SL), CONA - Institute for contemporary arts processing, 17th January 2017
and at Spektrum Berlin (DE), 30th January 2017


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




Alessandra Eramo

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