SOPHIE FETOKAKI is an interdisciplinary performer and maker. She has studied a variety of disciplines principally related to singing, stage work, language, writing, and the music of oral traditions (at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, City University London, City Literary Institute and Trinity Laban Conservatoire).
As a singer she has worked with Asko/Schönberg and the L.A. Philharmonic in Louis Andriessen’s “Theatre of the World” with the Dutch National Opera; at Radio Kootwijk, Theater Carré, Bimhuis, Melkweg (Netherlands), the Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA) and in Cyprus, Iceland and the UK. As a director and dramaturge she has worked with Ensemble Himeros at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival with performance art quartet Knot Applicable. She recently performed the same 1960s Italian love song three hundred times on a rococo organ in Wales, as part of Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Sky in a Room.
As a writer she is interested in the performativity of language – language as a moving, acting force. She regularly performs live text duets for an audience (using googledocs and a projector), a piece initially devised at her performing arts series DoorKruising (Amsterdam) and most recently performed at the Modernist Studies Association‘s conference “Modernism Today” (2017). In June 2016 she devised the pieces M and Incidental Music for M with Danish writer and performance artist Monia Sander, pieces which consisted of live-streamed, interactive and durational performances of Sarah Kane’s Crave. Sophie’s first full-length poetry manuscript epigraphē was recently long-listed for the Melita Hume poetry prize for first books at Eyewear Publishing, U.K.
In September 2017 Sophie’s new piece Svioloncello for cellist, speaker and luthier premièred at the venue Perdu in Amsterdam, as part of the 2017 Amsterdam Fringe Festival. In October 2017 she began a music performance PhD at Huddersfield University, generously aided by the Duncan Druce Scholarship. The PhD focuses on ‘new music’ in relation to the history and theory of radical theatre, and consists of both research and the creation of new works.
Percussionist and Performer based in the Netherlands. After receiving her bachelors degree at the National Taiwan University of Arts, she moved to The Netherlands to continue her postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague under the supervision of Fedor Tunisse, Luuk Nagtegaal and Hans Zonderop. In 2013 she concluded the “Konzertexamen” degree under the guidance of Marta Klimasara at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, with the support of the Fonds Podiumkunsten and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds from The Netherlands.
She is highly interested in experimental music, interdisciplinary work, and collaboration with different field of arts such as dance, theatre, visual and performance art. As performer, she is dedicated to experimental collaboration with composers and artists from other media. Through intensive collaboration, the goal of her SonoLab Duo is to stimulate the evolution and development of new possibilities for percussion instruments, both acoustic and electronic, and to transform the traditional concert experience.
Presently she is a member of SonoLab, Paper Ensemble, Mutu Ensemble, Okapi and iOFloat (Taiwan) , and she has been one of the guest performers for different ensembles such as Slagwerk Den Haag, Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, Insomnio, and collaborated with theater groups including Veenfabriek, Het Zuidelijk Toneel; as active performer, she has worked with Steven Schick, Henry Vega, Ji Youn Kang, Peter van Bergen, director Elsa May Averill, Paul Koek, chroagrapher Andreas Denk and performed in important concert halls and festivals from Europe and Asia such as Tokyo Wonder Site, Gaudeamus, Donaueschingen Festival, Incubate Festival, Son ADA Scotland Festival, Dag in de Branding, Holland Festival and November Music Festival.