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Astride Schlaefli works as a freelance theater director, musician, composer and performer in Switzerland and abroad. She got two master degrees at University of Bern, as an art and music teacher and after also a master degree as a piano teacher at the Bern University of the Arts. She added composition and music theater continuing education at the Humboldt Univerity of Berlin with Georges Aperghis, Ruedi Häusermann, Vinko Globokar, Cesar Brie, Maria Elena Amos and Jürg Kienberger as well as sound and film editing. Back in Bern, she studied composition with Xavier Dayer at the Bern University of the Arts. She is a member of the swiss musician association (Tonkünstlerverein)since 2004.

She founded the Collectif barbare in 2006 and works since then mostly on her own projects with the Collectif barbare and also other theater, music and performance groups in theaters and public spaces.
She also works as a sounddesigner and shortfilm maker.


2013-14      Arts Council's Scholarship in New York from the Head of
Department of Culture and Education of the State of Bern

2012      REMOTE CITIZEN wins "Tête à tête" (Department of Art and
Education of the State of Bern)

2008      Bourse Sonore 08 award of the Cultural Commission of the
State of Jura and Bern

2006      award at the PREMIO competition with Les Rituels barbares