Conferência por Alessandra Eramo
No próximo dia 28 de abril de 2016 (quinta-feira), no Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (5º piso, FLUC), às 14h30, tem lugar a conferência “Voice. And Beyond” por Alessandra Eramo. Alessandra Eramo é uma artista sonora, vocalista e compositora que usa o ruído e a voz como material de criação. A conferência é precedida por um concerto no dia 27 de abril, no Salão Brasil, às 22h: “Gesticular da Voz. Solo para Voz e Electrónica”. A autora foi entrevistada por Tiago Schwäbl no âmbito do projeto de investigação “Vox Media: O Som na Literatura“.
ALESSANDRA ERAMO is a sound artist, vocalist and composer who works primarily with voice and noise. She was trained in classical singing, piano and music theory since an early age, studied intermedial arts, experimental music and performance in Milan, Stuttgart and Venice.
Through performance, video, drawings and installation, she investigates the tension between vocality and writing, the phonetics, the physicality and trance-like states in singing. The essence of her practice is to destabilize the normal expectations of voice, body and identity in order to trace a new sense of beauty in sound and language. Her artistic production focuses on the juxtaposition between pleasure and disturbance, fragility and power, memory and the present, public space and intimacy.
She has performed and exhibited widely in Europe, Turkey, USA and Canada, such as at: FLUSSI Media Arts Festival Avellino 2015, PACT Zollverein Essen, Museum FLUXUS+ Potsdam, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Roulette New York, Padiglione Italia nel Mondo – 54th Venice Biennale. Co-founder of “Corvo Records – vinyl & sound art production” where she released in 2011 her solo LP Come ho imparato a volare, and the 7” Roars Bangs Booms in 2014, based on the onomatopoeic words from the Futurist Manifesto “The Art of Noises” by Luigi Russolo. Collaborations with acclaimed composers, artists and performers include Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, Doug Van Nort, Marta Zapparoli. In 2015 she is vocal performer for the video work by Maria Iorio & Raphael Cuomo, which is exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale – Fondazione Querini Stampalia. As recipient of grants from Berlin Senate, IfA and the Goethe Institut Napoli in 2013-2014 she curates the residency and sound art exhibition “Correnti Seduttive” in her hometown Taranto, a place with the highest level of industrial pollution in Europe. Here she realizes her sound installation Se Dio Vuole, from which she developed a book-document together with the music journalist Tobias Fischer, published in 2015.
She’s been Artist in Residence a.o. at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center New York (2012), where she creates Lauter Spannung a multichannel audiovisual work for voice and field recordings. Since 2015 she is a member of the group Errant Bodies – Sound Art Space in Berlin, where she lives and works.