Stefana Fratila

Story

Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, DJ and multimedia artist based in Toronto, Canada via Vancouver, Canada. Since 2014, she has been composing for dance and theatre productions as well as creating sound art pieces for public gallery spaces, like “december 6th 1989” (in memory of the women killed twenty-eight years ago at École Polytechnique in Montréal) and “no history” (a gesture towards bearing witness to ongoing colonial violence and in enacting settler-shame across Canada).

In 2014, she released a visual EP, Memory, and her debut cassette, Tristă cu Frică, via Genero Sound, a Vancouver-based feminist audio collective and label. In 2015, she released her first full-length, Efemera, via Trippy Tapes with distribution by Montreal-based Summer Cool Music. In 2016, she finished her Master’s in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, on unceded xwməθkwəyə̓m (Musquem) territories. Last year, she took part in the international sound art project, Sacred Sounds: City and Memory as well as the 2nd Kamias Triennial in the Philippines, where she created a site-specific sound installation centring field recordings.

In 2017, she released a single and video, “Dancing,” via Young Botanist Records, written in response to the gender-based violence she has experienced, envisioned in protest of the suffocating and unsafe environment of the male-dominated electronic music scenes, and that of music and art more broadly.

Most recently, she collaborated with electronic artist Jonathan Scherk for their first record as Anthurium, released via Vancouver-based tape label, ISLA. Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her artistic work by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r.

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Media

Press

08-29-2018

GIGsoup shares Stefana Fratila’s stunning new “Knowing” visuals – watch now!

08-29-2018

Turn Up The Volume shares Stefana Fratila’s videos for both “Swallowed Seeds” and “Knowing” – watch now on the blog!

08-08-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch Stefana Fratila’s “Knowing” video over at NOW Magazine!

08-03-2018

Watch the new videos from CARES and Stefana Fratila in the latest edition of Grayowl Point’s Audible/Visual Hoots!

07-25-2018

IX Daily share Stefana Fratila’s self-directed “Swallowed Seeds” video!

07-08-2018

Watch Stefana Fratila’s new “Swallowed Seeds” video over at ThrdCoast!

07-08-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stefana Fratila’s music video for “Swallowed Seeds” is over on A.Side!

06-16-2018

“Swallowed Seeds” by Stefana Fratila is added to TUNE new music playlists’ Indie Future | Emerging Artists on Spotify!

06-11-2018

SONG PREMIERE: Noisey premieres Stefana Fratila’s new “Swallowed Seeds” single!