Queer because she doesn't admit gender identity
Pagan because she's against all religions
Doom because her music is slow, physical and piercing
Avant because her sound is not current
Metal because it's inside her
?Alos is the shape of chaos.
Stefania Pedretti/?Alos (Vigevano, IT 1976)
From 2006 to 2011 lives and works in Berlin, now lives in Ravenna (I)
Activ from 1998, she is a member of OVO and of the historical female band ALLUN.
She has played in more than one thousand concerts and she has released four albums as ?Alos.
?Alos is a musician and an experimental performer, from 2003 she melts these disciplines to create shows/performances in which live music is a basic element.
Her work surpasses the boundary between performing arts, integrating experimental music, performance, improvisation and video art and makes the audience participate actively in the show through the stimulation of the six senses.
The feminine figure is the basis of each performative action and its role both in history and in the contemporary society is critically investigated.
From 2017 she start to collaborate with Santarcangelo Festival as a music curator.
She has played in the whole of Italy and Europe, in the United States, Canada, Russia, China, Vietnam, Mexico and Israel.
Matrice (CD,LP,MC,DIGITALS, 2015, Cheap Satanism rec, BE)
Era (Lp limited ed 300pz. 2012, Tarzan rec. IT)
Ricamatrici (cd, 2009, Bar la Muerte, IT)
Ricordi indelebili (cd, 2006, Bar la Muerte/Vida loca/Pre, IT)
Endimione ( with Xabier Iriondo Lp limited ed. 300pz. 2012, Brigadisco rec. IT)
Yomi, l'oscura terra dei morti (Vinyl 10” with Kawabata Makoto and Claudio Rocchetti, 2010, Bar La Muerte, IT)
?Alos/Xabier Iriondo ( 7”, 2011, Tarzan rec. e Bar La Muerte, IT)
Gnaw, Markus Ohrn, Necro Deathmort, Mai Mai Mai, Giovanni Todisco, Xabier Iriondo ,Yuko Kaseki (Butoh dancer), Julia Kent ( Era), Kris Force (Era), Lili Refrain (2011), Amber Asylum (European tour 2010), Kawabata Makoto(Yomi) and tour in U.S.A, Claudio Rocchetti (Yomi and Ricamatrici), JD Zazie (Ricamatrici), Mae Starr and Jacopo Andreini (Ricordi indelebili), Comaneci+ Mattia Coletti (tour 2009), Femina Faber (2007-2008) ,Steve MacKay (2006), Rollerball ( CD “Catholic paws”, 2005 u.s.a.), Maisie (Cd “Morte a 33 giri”, 2005), Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo+ Bill Horist (Cd ”Nordwest music”, 2004), Bugo ( CD ”La gioia di melchiorre” 2004,Cd ”Dal lofai al cisei”2002, Ep Singolo”Il casalingo”, 2002),Bugo stylist for tour 2004.
SELECTED OF MAIN RECENT CONCERTS AND FESTIVAL
24.02 Kufstain (A), Q West AudioVisual Club
30.09 Bruxelles, ,Fete de la fédération wallonie Bruxelles, Barlok
07.10 Bologna Krakatoa festival aftershow
19.11 Firenze, Cinema Castello DioDrone Festival VII - avrah . ka . dabra -
25.11 Santarcangelo, Swash up
Rec Room, Hanoi (Vietnam)
Tube Cult festival, Pescara (I)
Matrice tour Sud Italy and Slovenia
Fylkingen, Stockholm (S)
Occulto fest, Berlin (D)
Magasin 4 with Acid Mothers Templ, (B)
BruttoMale II, PostModernissimo, Perugia (I)
Matrice European Tour
Ancienne Belgique, with Gnaw, Bruxelles, (B)
- Endimione Tour in Italy
- Queer Metal Tour in Italy
- XXY Degender Fest, Rimini (I)
-Les Ateliers Claus , Bruxelles (B) (w/Carla Bozulich's Evangelista,Keiki)
-THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS, Berlin (D), curated by Aidan Baker
- Zoro fest, Leipzig(D)
-Tago fest, Tago Mago, Massa (I)
- Tour for album Era, Europe and Italy
-Indipendent label fest,Macerata (I)
-Lady fest Roma'11, Roma (I)
-Festival della Palude 2011, Chiesuola (I)
-Queer Fest, Milano (I)
-Transmission Festival, Ravenna (I)
-Trasponsonic S.Antioco Springs Fest, Macomer (I)
-Ex Cimitero San Pietro In Vincoli with Attila Csihar’s Void Ov Voices, Torino (I)
- Into Darkness Festival, Portland (USA) with Earth, Kawanata Makoto ecc
-Freiraum Rauben Aktionstag festival, Linz (A)
-Festival “Flex your lab”, Nietzsche Fabrick, Torino (I)
-"BLOLand", Berlin (D)
-"2Punto1", Ciriè (I)
-"Tago Fest 3", Massa (I)
-Zxzw festival, Tilburg (NL) with Locust ecc.
-Festival "Rdece Zore", Ljubljana (S)
-Design , Salone del mobile, Curated by Esterni, Milano (I)
SOUNDTRACKS AND OTHER MEDIA
- Matrice by ?Alos directed by Simona Diacci (Videoclip)
- Georges Gabory ?Alos/Xabier (Videoclip)
- Sola! by ?Alos directed by Francesca Grilli (video-art)
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
CVLT NationBlow Up
XL of Repubblica,
Alias of Il Manifesto
and all of the Italian and main foreign musical magazines and music webzines.
-Azdora “Dai” direct by Markus Ohrn, Festival Stantarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo (I)
-Azdora, Raum, Bologna, IT
-Sado Menù winter tour, IT
-Aria 3x3x3, Forte Marghera, IT
-Sado Menù, Femme Fatale , IT
-Sado menù, Gaypride, Bologna, IT
-Aria 3x3x3, Frattale Festival, Ravenna, IT
-Sado menù, Degender Fest, Rimini IT
- Acqua 6x6x6 Frattale Festival, Ravenna, IT
- “One girl tattoing music” SantaSangre tattoo studio, Roma, IT
- “One girl tattoing music” Solo Store-Pietro Sedda tattoo studio, Milano, IT
- “Acqua” studio n.1 Performance 6x6x6 6 persone x 6 minuti x 6volte, Ravenna, IT
- “One girl tattoing music”, AB Normal Tattoo, Torino, IT
-“Terra” multidisciplinary performance direct by ?Alos with ?Alos and Yuko Kaseki (butoh dancer), CISIM Lido Adriano, IT
European tour with Amber Asylum, opens for A Storm of Light, Attila Csihar ( Sunn((O))'s singer)...
2009 she starts the new performance of “ancestral, pagan doom”
With this one she tour the U.S.A. together with Kawabata Makoto, opens for Earth at “ Into Darkness Festival”, Portland (USA).
-2009 she proposes a special performance “4/5 Senses” ( with Baby Dee at Volksbuhne, Berlin)
-from 2007 to 2008 she performs “one girl sewing music”
-from 2003 to 2007 she performs “one girl cooking music”
2016 Festival Stantarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo (I)
2015 Festival Stantarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo (I)
2012 Residence in Cisim, Lido Adriano (I)
2009 Tat Eve, curated by Edda Strobl and David Reumüllerand, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (A)
2013 Arte come politica prima speaker: Barbara Verzini, Donatella Franchi, Claudia Losi, Stefania Pedretti e Mattia Castelli, Università degli studi di Verona, Verona (I)
2012 Butoh dance conducted by Yuko Kasaki, Lido Adriano (I)
2010 Butoh dance conducted by Yumiko Yoshioka, Berlin (D)
2010 Physical theatre conducted by Silvia Calderoni, S.Arcangelo (I)
2009 Butoh dance conducted by Yumiko Yoshioka, Berlin (D)
Starts in 2000
8 albums released (Assassine, Vae Victi, Cicatrici, Miastenia, Crocevia, Cor Cordium, Abisso and Creatura), 3 albums on Bar la Muerte Records, 2 on Load Records (US A), 2 on Super Natural Cat and the last one on Dio Drone rec.
Tours in Italy, Europe, U.S.A., Canada, China,Vietnam, Russia, Mexico and Israel.
Starts in 1998
3 album released (Et sise, Onussen and Onitsed) on Bar la Muerte Records.
Tours in Italy and Europe.