TANZ SEDIMENT (Self-Portrait of Madness)
sound, video, drawing installation (2019)
Taking inspiration from Tarantella music and dance, in her new work "Tanz Sediment" Alessandra Eramo explores the freedom that resists in the female voice by creating a trance music ritual, evoking sonic memories like a river sediment. She traces the wild, natural and vulnerable voice, which is not only an instrument, but it is an archaic sonic territory to be disclosed in the modern human body.
An hypnotic sound collage that includes extended solo voice, female choir and glossolalia, a traditional Apulian female work song, frame drum, the text in ancient Greek from the Euripides tragedy “The Bacchantes”, field recordings at a wild park and former deserted industrial area in Berlin.
Originally commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Klangkunst Program 2020 as radiophonic work, Tanz Sediment recently materialised as a multimedia installation presented at Savvy Contemporary in the group exhibition “Ultrasanity” in Berlin from 14th December 2019 to 26th January 2020.
sound, video - stereo, HD, 6'38'' loop
drawings – graphite on paper, dimensions variable
Video, Composition, Voice and Electronics: Alessandra Eramo
Frame Drum: Antonino Secchia
Voice in ancient Greek: Eirini Fountedaki
Choir: Inma Bernlis, Alessandra Eramo, Ianni Luna, Morena Miceli, Sonia Noya