05/062022Festival We Love GreenParis
Eartheater is the pseudonym of New York City-based artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist Alexandra Drewchin. As Eartheater, she distills foley-filled digital production, a three-octave vocal range, and classical composition into works suspended between obsessively detailed sonic tapestries and almost recklessly gestural electronica. Her recorded output is enhanced by her viscerally emotive live performances that capture her fearless physical investment and gut-wrenching vocal sincerity. Drewchin made her full-length debut as Eartheater in 2015, the two consecutive albums with the Chicago label Hausu Mountain – Metalepsis and RIP Chrysalis. Taken together, the twin LPs were a fully realized artistic statement from Drewchin’s newly minted solo project, and both records received widespread critical acclaim for their experimentation with pop paradigms. In 2018, Eartheater signed to renowned experimental record label PAN and has since released the critically acclaimed LPs IRISIRI and last years Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin.The records have been heralded for its shifting network of abstract songcraft, laced with sudden structural upheavals and collisions of mutated themes from numerous sonic vocabularies — classical, experimental, electronica and metal, among others. Eartheater has also released Trinity, a mixtape featuring collaborations with producers from her community in New York, including Acemo, Tony Seltzer and more. Trinity was self-released on her own new imprint Chemical X. In addition to her own material, Eartheater’s resume is extensive with original commissions for a range of arts institutions and ensembles, including collaborations with visual artists such as Tony Oursler and video art duo Semiconductor. In 2018, she was tapped by the contemporary chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound to compose a collection of original work that has since been performed in St. Louis and New York.