Laetitia Sonami is a sound artist and performer. Her 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. She performs worldwide and has received numerous awards including the Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Awards.
Recent projects include Sound Gates (2011) a public sound installation on a 2.5 km pier in Rijeka, Croatia, and Sheepwoman (2010-11), a live-film in collaboration with Sue Costabile, based on a Murakami novel.
- Sound Gates, Rijeka 2011
- Spread, SOMArts Cultural Center, 2011
- Now Playing, SFMOMA, 2010
- Filament, EMPAC-RPI, 2010
- LATE, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2010
- Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound. Ed. Tara Rogers. Duke University Press, 2010. (interview)
- Arcana III: Musicians on Music. Ed. John Zorn. Hips Road, 2008.
- MFA, Mills College