In conversation with German music journalist Tobias Fischer, Alessandra Eramo talks about growing up in Tarano, a city shaped by Catholicism and superstition, by industrial pollution and the ancient tradition of mussel farming. Includes link to the audio files of the sound installation Se Dio Vuole.
Thick ropes entangled with remnants of the sea, the drone of industrial machinery interspersed with the cries of seagulls, and vocal recordings in the Tarentinian dialect transport the viewer to the birthplace of Italian vocalist and sound artist, Alessandra Eramo. Her work Se Dio vuole / God Willing is an ode to the beauty and destruction of Taranto.
Limited edition of 200 copies.
Published following the sound art exhibition Correnti Seduttive at Palazzo Galeota, Taranto, Italy, and ZKU, Berlin, in 2013 and 2014.
Alessandra Eramo (born 1982 in Taranto, South Italy, lives and works in Berlin), also known under her artist name Ezramo, is an Italian-German 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.