Dime niña donde vienes (en: tell me little girl where do you come from) by Alessandra Eramo is a live performance for recorded sounds of the voice of a newborn. Bodily sounds, or pre-words, or a kind of “proto-language” that belongs to everyone’s memory.
Vocalist, sound artist and composer Alessandra Eramo explores the mistery and the beauty in human voice, and creates an intimate sound poetry piece, interlacing her own voice with recordings of slurping, tongue clicking, breathing, sighs, screams and other noises emitted by her daughter during her frst three months of life.
Eramo (*1982 Taranto, South Italy) 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. Her artistic production focuses on the juxtaposition between pleasure and disturbance, fragility and power, memory and the present, public space and intimacy.
Michael Barthel was born in Berlin in 1977 and has been working in the fields of musique concrete, noise compositions, concrete phonetic poetry and fine arts since the mid 1990’s, first with his project The Nautilus Deconstruction, and since the early 2000’s under his own name.
Now using mostly just his own voice and tape-machines, Barthel creates very poetic and mysterious environments. By means of their simplicity, fragility and lo-fi aesthetics his pieces manage to captivate and shock on a very emotional level.
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Alessandra Eramo & Michael Barthel
Saturday, 27th February 2016 | 20:30 CET
AUsland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg