"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 (IT/DE) is a Berlin-based artist, vocalist and composer who works with sound performance and installation, sound poetry, drawing and video, exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and noise as a socio-political matter. She develops live performances and artistic projects that address issues of the body, memory, migration and identity, often adopting participatory actions, field recordings, site-specific modes, and experimental approaches to composition. Central to her artistic practice is the extension the voice in all its forms and implications in sonic and visual contexts, crossing boundaries of genre and traditions. Her current research focuses on the invisibility and the materiality of the voice, the tension between vocality and writing, performative rituals and trance-like states through 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 performed and exhibited widely in Europe, Latin America, USA, Canada and Turkey at festivals, radio, museums, galleries and institutions including the MaerzMusik Festival Berlin (2024), Lisboa Soa Festival (2023), Museo del Novecento e del Contemporaneo Pistoia (2023), Klub Katarakt Festival Kampnagel Hamburg (2023), 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 KORA Contemporary Arts Center (2022), 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, Musikfonds Grant in Germany. 2023 Alessandra Eramo is awarded by the Berlin Senate through the Work Fellowship for New Music and Sound Art.

Alongside her solo work, she collaborated as vocalist with many acclaimed composers, performers, visual artists, filmmakers and poets including Merche Blasco, Ute Wassermann, Anna Clementi, Lorena Izquierdo, Marco Donnarumma/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, she is member of Errant Sound project space in Berlin, she is performer of "Böseblick Electronic Music Ensemble" with Korhan Erel, Kirsten Reese and Ariel W. Orah.
Also, she leads her cross-disciplinary workshop "The Space Between Voice and Gesture" at international art institutions, she is lecturer at the Master "Sound Studies and Sonic Arts" at the UdK in Berlin and at the Institute for Music and Media at Martin Luther University Halle (Germany).


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Alessandra Eramo Detail Drawing 2013

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Alessandra Eramo Flussi 2015

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Alessandra Eramo Press Photo 2017