Sylvie Arlettaz Jori
Sylvie Arlettaz Jori was born in 1968 in a very mountainous area in the south of Switzerland. She studied both singing at Lausanne’s University of Music (bachelor in 1993) and geography at University of Lausanne (master in 1996) at the same time. As a geographer, she specializes in the study of transformation of the natural landscape in the Swiss Alps. Her goal was to study the memory of her nation in order to really understand its landscape, its people and its heritage. She calls that ancestor worship. As a researcher, she published many articles related to this topic in scientific books such as Histoire de la vigne et du vin du Valais (2009) and the cantonal archives. She worked as a scientific collaborator for the Musée valaisan des Bisses, writing texts for the museum (2012). In parallel, she performed as a singer and recorded 2 CDs, Corazòn al sur (2002) with the Chilean guitarist Andrés Tapia and L’âme vagabonde (2015) with a group of Argentinian and Swiss musicians (including the Argentinian guitarist Quique Sinesi). Wishing to develop her own aesthetic experience, she writes poems and draws in a self-educated manner. Since 2013 she fully indulges her passion for art. She composed the lyrics and the melody of her last CD L’âme vagabonde (2015) and created Etoile de sang (2010), Clairs-Obscurs (2013) and Entre ciel et terre (2018), exhibitions and performances of poems, drawings and songs. Her artistic discoveries reflect a huge work of introspection and show the joys and turbulences of the human soul on earth as well as the origin of humanity, Africa.