Laura Guarch is a singer, composer, performance maker, pedagogue and workshop leader from Catalonia based in the UK.
As a singer she has specialized in a cappella live-looping with her Europe-toured project 'Street Vocals'. She also works as a music / choir leader and director and facilitator of cross-art creativity workshops upon her platform 'ImproPlay'.
Graduated from the MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths, she focuses her research and practice on the integration of sound, movement and visual arts in immersive experiences; and explores the politics of public space, democratic rights and navigation in the city.
She creates immersive theatre work with the company 'Plutonyka', original music with her band 'Laura Guarch New Ensemble' and her solo project 'Street Vocals' has been featured in several festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Montenegro and Liechtenstein. She is part of the 'London Contemporary Voices' choir and has devised the song-theatre piece 'Mother-Daughter' as part of Spitalfields Music Residency for Open Call 2018. In 2019 she has been awarded the Spitalfields Open Call commission through which she created the outdoor choral promenade Inner Circle in Arnold Circus.
She has presented solo work at Festival Inund'art in Girona 2018 with her interactive sound installation 'Capses' and collaborative work with Sarah Le Quang Sang under the name Convex, including the audio walk 'Float' in Totally Thames 2018, the live art performance-installation 'Defence to Forbid' and the outdoor choral promenade Thalweg in Totally Thames 2019.