Karen Lauke is an award-winning sound designer and composer working across theatre, immersive audio, installation and more recently radio and film. Karen works with established artists, writers and companies primarily interested in creating experimental music, audio and soundscapes for mixed media. Her design work has been presented throughout the UK and internationally.
Karen was the curator for the Association of Sound Designers’ Exhibition Make:Believe at the V&A Museum (June 2015 – Jan 2016) in association with Society of British Theatre Designers. She is an active Board Member for the Association of Sound Designers and was the curator of Sound Kitchen 2015 for the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians held in Prague.
Recent credits include: Gutted (Dir. Tara Robinson, The Conker Group); Whispers of Heaton (Dir. Caroline Clegg, Feelgood Theatre Productions); Billy, The Monster and Me (Dir. Alyx Tole, Colour the Clouds); House of Memories (Dir. Sarah Thornton, Collective Encounters in association with Liverpool Museum); Maggie and the Song of the Sea (Dir. Alyx Tole, Oldham Library); War Stories (Dir. Benedict Power, 24:7 Festival and Re:play); Spring Reign (Dir. Benedict Power, premiered at The Lowry, National Tour 2017), Salford City Council, Bridgewater Canal Project, Soundwaves and Waterways (2015 – 2017), BBC, Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, (BBC4).