The -UOM- Auditory Art
-UOM- Auditory Art is a multi-disciplinary sound project that pairs non-traditional, vintage, and electronic instruments with improvised performance techniques. Originally founded in 2007 by Eduardo Balerdi and Daniel Fiorda, -UOM- has a history of collaborating with vocalists, poets, and visual artists to create a unique sound experience.
UOM’s most recent project is a cutting-edge collaboration with three Miami vocal artists, Spencer Bambrough, Atena Sherry, and Sabii V. These independent artists have come together to create dynamic compositions that are in constant conversation with the environment of sound they inhabit. They utilize a range of vocal techniques from poetry, to song, to synthesized sounds. This new -UOM- collaboration takes audiences on a journey that stretches between energized cacophonies and tranquil ambience. The vocalists interlace their honest and cathartic poetic musings into the fabric of sound that Daniel and Eduardo create. The members of -UOM- listen to one another to find a common ground upon which they can freely compose. They make space and take space in turn to express their sorrows and joys, creating the open meditative environment that is -UOM- Auditory Art. In 2012, they received an honorable mention from Miami New Times Magazine’s Mastermind Award.
Eduardo Balerdi is a music composer and guitar player. He first dealt with a musical
instrument when he was 3 years old and hasn't stopped performing ever since. He works as a
music composer for TV, and counts several top broadcasting companies like MTV, Nickelodeon
and VH1 among his clients He settled in Miami, and while composing music joined UOM.
Daniel Fiorda first encountered art through his aunt’s acoustic piano, which he began to play
by ear during his early teens. Later he took formal studies at the music conservatory for three
years, shifting his career as s self –taught visual artist. Working in the medium of metal
sculptures, Daniel continued playing music, and building musical instruments, such as the
oxygen tanks bells that are used in UOM’s music.
Atena Sherry is a poet and author based in Miami, Florida. She is an avid arts community
organizer, and has collaborated with multiple arts organizations, including O, Miami Poetry
Festival, The Miami Film Festival, The Perez Art Museum Miami, and The University of Miami.
She currently serves on the Facilities and Programming Committee
for The Underline; a ten-mile linear park that will stretch below Miami’s Metro Rail.
Sabii V.:The multitalented "Sabii V." was born and raised in the city of Miami paving her way in the world of fashion & music. From starting her own boutique, personally styling photoshoots, inspiring looks, writing songs, Sabii V. finds herself letting go with the UOM team. "It's like magic" she says. "One person starts showing off their cool tricks, then another, then another, all until we create this beautiful art show." Growing up Sabii V. was influenced by legends such as Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, & Amy Winehouse. Nonetheless, she's created a sound of her own.
Spencer Bambrough: Vocals & Effects
-UOM- Auditory Art’s tracks