Portrait of Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo © Wendelin Buechler

Alessandra Eramo

Alessandra Eramo is a Berlin-based sound artist and vocalist who works with performance and installation, sound poetry, drawing and video. In her artistic practice, Eramo explores latent acoustic territories of the human voice and noise as socio-political matter. She develops interdisciplinary art projects and live-performances that address questions of the body, memory, migration and identity, often adopting participatory actions, field recording, site-specific modes and experimental approaches to composition. Central to her work is extending the voice in all its forms and implications in sonic and visual contexts, crossing boundaries of genres and traditions. Her current research focuses on the invisible and the materiality of the voice, the tension between vocality and writing, performative rituals and trance-like states with singing.
She was trained in classical singing, piano and music theory since an early age. Eramo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and Stuttgart and completed her Master's Degree in Performance Studies at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice.
Eramo has performed and exhibited widely in Europe, Latin America, USA, Canada and Turkey at festivals, radio, museums, galleries and institutions including lately the MaerzMusik Festival Berlin (2024), Lisboa Soa Festival (2023), Museo del Novecento e del Contemporaneo Pistoia (2023), Klub Katarakt Festival Kampnagel Hamburg (2023), Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin (2022), Centrale Fies Dro (2021), Italian Culture Institute Brussels/Kira A. Princess of Prussia Foundation (2021), Deutschlandfunk Kultur Klangkunst (2020), SAVVY Contemporary Berlin (2019) and Liminaria/Manifesta12 Palermo (2018), among other. 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, Zorka Wollny, Brandon LaBelle, Noha Ramadan, Ines Lechleitner, Irena Tomažin, Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, Marta Zapparoli.
In 2023, the Berlin Senate awarded her through the Work Fellowship for New Music and Sound. In recent years, Eramo has 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) and Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, EMPAC Troy (NY) - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Doug Van Nort and Pauline Oliveros (2012).
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. 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 Universität der Künste Berlin and at the Institute for Music and Media at Martin Luther University Halle.

As of: March 2024

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