Sara Persico

Born and raised in Naples, Berlin-based sound artist, vocalist and DJ Sara Persico started experimenting in early age on the fringes of Naples’ fiery underground experimental scene, developing a technique that would integrate her voice with analogue electronics, field recordings, and samples. All this energy radiates from her solo debut EP ›Boundary‹. She presented her work in festival and events like Ballroom Blitz Beirut, CTM Festival, Ortigia Sound System Festival/Bosco Colto, Codex Club, Documenta Fifteen, Dancity Festival among others. As improviser and performer, she has collaborated with a wide spectrum of artists, joining Evelyn Saylor’s vocal ensemble for Caterina Barbieri’s acclaimed ›light-years‹ show at Rewire Festival and London’s Southbank Centre, and worked on projects alongside Elvin Brandhi, The Ex’s Andy Moor, Tony Elieh, Ludwig Wandinger, Dirar Kalash and many others.

Sara Persico is awarded the 2023 co-creation residency in Kampala, Uganda, and Berlin, Germany, under which she collaborates with Kampala-based Chrisman.

Portrait of Sara Persico
Sara Persico (Photo: Carmine Covino