Laetitia Sonami

Laetitia Sonami

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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 Éliane 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 cont- rollers for performance and applies new technologies and appropriated media to achieve an expression of immediacy through sound, place, and objects. Recent projects include her duo Sparrows and Ortolans with James Fei, a new live film made in collaboration with SUE-C based on Calvino’s Cosmicomics, and the current installation of le Corps Sonore at the Rubin Museum, NYC, with Bob Bielecki and Éliane Radigue. Sonami has received numerous awards such as the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Award. She currently is visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College (CCM), and Bard College MFA program.

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