Performance by Laetitia Sonami

Reading and sonic performance by the artist using the Lady’s Glove as instrument and prop.

Excerpt from Front Magazine Jan/Feb 1996, Vol. VII, No. 3, P.10:

Hildegard Westerkamp, Maggi Payne, Laetita Sonami
An evening of interactive work, tape, and video by three accomplished women composers in the electroacoustic field of music.

French born, Oakland-based Laetita Sonami has been an artist-in-residence at STEIM, Amsterdam, for the past three years, building a new version of the Lady’s Glove – a cyber instrument which allows Sonami to modify sound by gesture. She received an MFA in 1980 from Mills College, where she studied with Robert Ashley and David Behrman. “A striking talent. Expect something inexplicable, compelling and deeply personal,” says Village Voice.

Co-produced by Women in View and the Western Front as part of Women in View Festival 1996  

Digitized video available through Western Front Archives upon research request.