FluCoMa Podcast #11: Laetitia Sonami

In this episode of the FluCoMa Podcast Jacob Hart talks with sound artist, performer, and instrument maker Laetitia Sonami.

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Laetitia Sonami

The Podcast


  1. Introduction (0:0)

  2. Background and getting into the field (1:35)

  3. Synthesis and curating sounds (3:42)

  4. Physicalities of an instrument (7:30)

  5. History of The Lady’s Glove (13:45)

  6. The agency of the instrument (21:43)

  7. Relationship with the audience (26:40)

  8. Political instruments (30:0)

  9. Discontinuing an instrument (35:40)

  10. Spring Spyre (41:35)

  11. Approach to neural network training (47:40)

  12. Neural network regression and synthesis (54:16)

  13. The subtleties of sound (57:57)

  14. When does a controller become and instrument? (1:2:25)


In this episode of the FluCoMa Podcast I talk with sound artist, performer, researcher, and instrument maker Laetitia Sonami. Laetitia has been working with FluCoMa-related technologies for much of her career, notably MLP regression and feature extraction. In the podcast we first take a historical look at her instrument Lady’s Glove which spanned over 25 years of development. Then, we explore her more recent instrument Spring Spyre which was built specifically around MLP regression and comes to answer the questions, frustrations and dreams that emerged from Lady’s Glove.

Here are the links to some of the things that were discussed during the podcast:

  • Archival Footage from the 90’s:

  • Roulette 2000 Performance with the lady’s glove and interview: