Laura Endres was born in Basel in 1986 and studied sound engineering in Zurich and Vienna, where she received a diploma with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts in 2014. During this time, some of her most influential teachers were Jürg Jecklin, Wolfgang Musil, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Annegret Huber, Georg Misch, Ulrich Vette, Andreas Werner and Martin Neukom. Today, she is curious about everything that records, produces or transforms sound and has a keen interest in the perception of sound and culture. Therefore she looks for a combination between scientific, emotional and artistic approaches in her work.
Laura Endres participated in the NEW_AIR-project in Vienna and in the ManiFeste-2014 Academy at IRCAM in Paris. Moreover, she was an organizer of the 2nd AES CESS, a European summit for audio engineering students. She was a guest sound director of IEMA in spring 2014, performing e.g. on a container ship at Luminale and in ZKM_Kubus Karlsruhe. Before, she was the sound designer for the play Doppelgängerstraßen by Carina Riedel and also worked at the Wiener Festwochen (especially for Oresteïa by Iannis Xenakis and Quartet by Luca Francesconi). Further collaborations include first performances by several composers, e.g. Alessandro Baticci, Wen Liu and Cyrill Lim.
She also likes working with sound on film, e.g. for the short movie Unser Lied by Catalina Molina and the first feature Mein blindes Herz by Peter Brunner, which both won several prizes and were shown at festivals around the world. Most recently, she collaborated with the Swiss sound designer Peter Bräker on a documentary about the artist H. R. Giger.
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