Demetrio Stratos was an Italian singer. Born in 1945 in Alexandria, he moved to Italy in 1962. In the seventies founded his most important musical experience: ‘Area’, a fusion project able to mix free jazz and world music, contemporary music and progressive. Since 1978, his research in the vocal context earned him the interest of people like John Cage giving him international fame. Died prematurely, and about his experimental way, his work called ‘playing the voice’ is still an example of research and experimentation unmatched.
“The Western vocal hypertrophy has made the modern vocalist almost insensitive to different aspects of voice, isolating in the enclosure of certain linguistic structures”