Laetitia Sonami

Laetitia Sonami was born in France and settled in the United States in 1975 to pursue her interest in live electronic music. She studied with Eliane Radigue, Joel Chadabe, Robert Ashley and David Behrman. Sonami's sound performances, live-film collaborations and sound installations focus on issues of presence and participation. She has devised new gestural controllers for performance and applies new technologies and appropriated media to achieve an expression of immediacy through sound, place and objects. Best known for her unique instrument, the elbow-length "lady's glove", which is fitted with an array of sensors tracking the slightest motion of her hand and body, she has performed worldwide and earned substantial international renown. Recent performances include ReiheM in Cologne, Berlin Wie es ihr gefaellt Festival, San Francisco SFMOMA, RPI Filament Festival and Shanghai Arts Festival.
Recent projects include Sound Gates (2011) a public sound installation on a 2.5km pier in Rijeka, Croatia, and Sheepwoman (2010-11), a live film in collaboration with SUE-C, based on a Murakami novel.
Sonami has received numerous awards among which the Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Awards.

Kunstradio Broadcasts:

23.07.2000: "Le Crachecophage", together with Jocelyn Robert.
24.07.2011: „Le Crachecophage“, together with Jocelyn Robert.
31.07.2011: „Les Scaphandres”, together with Jocelyn Robert.
07.08.2011: „The Empire of the Butterflies“,  together with Jocelyn Robert.