Alessandra Eramo

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 the tension between orality and writing. The deep exploration of the voice as a medium and instrument brings me to a physical acoustic experience in singing. 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 also focuses on the juxtaposition 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 sound of the inside and the outside, like the breath.

"A/TEM (2018-2019) is an immersive performance for voice, field recordings, tapes and drawings, inspired by the idea of "Breath" as a gesture that connects the inside and the outside. Exploring trance-like states in singing, Alessandra Eramo creates a collage of soundscapes and voices that reveal their own memory, she extends her voice in abstract sounds, noise, whispers, fragmented words. In reference to sound and visual poetry, the concert is both an acoustic and physical experience, and becomes a spiritual exercise to share with her audience.
*(from German "Atem": Breath)

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Drawing. Recording the voice for the eternity
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 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" at DotlandII, Ex-Zigarettenfabrik Wilmersdorf Berlin, October 2018, group exhibition curated by Peninsula


Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013




Alessandra Eramo



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 2014


TRIHISIHA

Voice, microphone, sampler (2013)


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





Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo