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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