sara persico

audiovisual artist

Sara Persico (1993, Naples) is an Italian sound artist, performer and video-maker. She channels her energy in the research of the voice and sound, diving into multiple instruments possibilities and radical improvisation practices through electronics. Her interest and research include a strong visual approach in her impulsive performances.

Sara holds a BA from the Conservatory of Napoli and a Master's Degree from the Conservatory of Bologna. In November 2018 she has been selected for the Temp Studio multimedia residency in Lisbon (PT), where she presented her solo performance 7ST for voice, electronics and screening of videos. Among her collaborations, the performance GOLD directed by Francesca Grilli premiered at 40° sopra la Performance and Santarcangelo Festival in 2018. In 2019 the duo with Ignacio Córdoba debuted with a tour in Germany and Poland, while in May 2020 they released their first album for the Italian label Luminance Records. Her composition Superficie has been exhibited at Fondazione Sassi in Matera (IT). She released the album Ruh in October 2020 in collaboration with Melih Sarigöl for the label Base Materialism (Newcastle). Sara has an ongoing video project together with the dancer Julia Kannewischer, their short film Embodied premiered at Industrie Fünfundfierzig in Zug (CH).

Sara presented her work during several tours in Europe; she performed in venues and festivals s

uch as Bologna Elettrica, Discomfort Dispatch, Geografie del Suono, Multiversal, Bologna Jazz Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival, Santarcangelo Festival, Damas Lisboa, MultiMadeira, Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, O Salgado Faz Anos Fest, Vorspiel/CTM, Seasoning Festival, Radical DB (ES), LIFE Libertas Festival among others.

photo by Niloofar Asghary