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.
Eartheater is Alexandra Drewchin, a New York based musician, artist, and choreographer who seeks on a daily basis to provoke classical and pop paradigms.
“All artistic gestures feel connected in her world: music, dance, poetry, film, stripped of conceptual baggage and made accessible, full of feeling and expression built on a pounding intellect." – The Wire
“Eartheater pokes critically and poetically at societal systems, social expectations, and sonic conventions.” – The FADER
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 to release her third album, IRISIRI.
The record was 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. Last year, Eartheater 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.
"The risks taken here make it Eartheater's most striking full-length. In the album's endless subversions and contradictions, Drewchin occasionally hits on something profound, like sepulchral atmospheres, or the way her vocals run circles around the harp strums. Her music can feel frustratingly fragmented one second and suddenly coalesce into something brilliant the next." — Resident Advisor
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. She has also walked in runway shows for the Parisian fashion house Mugler and the New York brand Puppets & Puppets.
Throughout it all, Eartheater has pursued an unflinching touring schedule, sharing bills with her peers such as Actress, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jenny Hval, Yves Tumor, Juliana Huxtable, Gazelle Twin, Tim Hecker, Nicolas Jaar and performing at renowned international festivals like Dekmantel, Unsound, Le Guess Who?, MIRA, CTM, and Warm Up at MoMA PS1.