Laura Andel is a composer and sound artist born and raised in Argentina, currently based in Harlem, New York City.
Her creative processes revolve around sound, music drawing, instrument building, installation, and performance.
One of Laura Andel’s main interests is exploring diverse combinations of instruments for her music, and collaborating with musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds. Described as someone who “seeks to expand our sense of time, form and perception through sound” by Evening Music (WNYC, New York Public Radio), Andel combines written music with a variety of approaches to improvisation and conducting to create different symmetries between the written and non-written. She has composed and conducted music for small and large orchestras, Jazz Big Band, Symphony Orchestra, and for instruments such as Javanese Gongs, Argentinean Bandoneon, Brazilian Berimbau, Russian Theremin, Ecuadorian Dulzainas, and Mochican Seashell-shaped Ceramic Trumpet.
Her creative process also investigates the visual manifestations of music and sound by way of creating original music drawings and graphic scores that initiate an intimate dialogue between sound and its representation. She has created works in pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and collage.