Our philosophy

A strong team

At Epic Lab, we understand the importance of collaboration.

We believe that the most successful projects are born out of strong partnerships. That’s why we value open communication, reliability, and the fullest commitment towards our clients, trying our best to not just deliver results – but to exceed expectations.

Team

Our creative heads

Peter Hauser, film composer, project manager & customer relations

Peter Hauser derives from a musical family of long tradition. He graduated at Musikhochschule Stuttgart (violoncello and piano, major in orchestra «with excellence») and pursued further studies with world-renowned cellist Natalia Gutman. He was also a member of Gaudeamus Fondation Cologne, led by Manfred Niehaus.

As a cellist he performed with many big symphony orchestras in Germany, such as Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Württembergisches Staatstheater Stuttgart, Orchester des Süddeutschen Rundfunks Stuttgart, Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, participating in tours through England, Spain, Japan and the USA. Since 1994 he is 2nd solo cellist of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.

Peter has a passion for electronic music and film music. He has the ability to create truly mesmerizing musical themes. His works are a tribute to his admired film composers Hans Zimmer, James Horner und John Williams. His motto: “No good movie without good film music.”

Andreas Graf film director

Andreas Graf, filmmaker, project manager & customer relations

Andreas Graf was born in Basel, Switzerland. He received his training at the New York Film Academy and holds a master’s degree in business and media from the university of Bern, Switzerland.

His short film “The Laws of Attraction”, starring Aaron Kuban, has won several awards and was accepted for competition at international film festivals. He has produced and directed short films in England, Spain and the USA. He lived in Los Angeles where he produced film content for start-up companies in the cleantech business and interviewed meterologists and NASA scientists about sustainability, climate change und earth science.

Andreas is also a multiple awarded classical concert cellist. He holds a master’s degree in performing arts from Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and is a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.

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Sebastian Androne, film composer

Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi is a multi-award winning composer who writes contemporary concert music as well as soundtracks for theater and film. He studied music composition in the UK, France and Romania. The Swiss-based composer won the 2018 “Golden Eye” trophy at the Zurich Film Festival’s International Film Music Competition for his score for Steve Cutt’s short film “Happiness.” His music is performed worldwide by established ensembles and orchestras.

He received his PhD from the National University of Music of Bucharest in 2018 and taught composition, orchestration and musical form at the same institution. He received two Erasmus scholarships and studied composition with Stefano Gervasoni during his doctoral studies in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, and with Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton, and Ed Bennett during his Masters at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sebastian attended master classes with established composers such as Mark-Anthony Turnage, Isabel Mundry, Agustín Fernández, Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Ayres, Christopher Fox and Jörg Widmann.

www.sebastianandrone.com

Niklaus Vogel, film composer

Niklaus Vogel has been a violinist, conductor, composer and producer for many years.

He studied classical violin in Lucerne and Zurich and holds a “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conducting”. In 2016 he graduated from Berklee College of Music in Valencia (Spain) and became the assistant of film composer Lucas Vidal (Fast and Furious) and producer Griffin Boice (Black Eyed Peas) in Los Angeles.

As a composer and producer he worked for bands such as The Souls, Chica Torpedo, Baschi, Henä, Gavin Rossdale, Amaia Montero, Elias Bendix and many others.

Some of his more recent projects were realized with the the Budapest Art Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Mosaique and the Taurida State Symphony Orchestra.

Niklaus Vogel conducted and recorded film music in the prestigious Air Studio in London and is a regular contributor to Film und Trailer Musik, Germany (CHROMAMUSIC). He lives with his family in Thun, Switzerland.

www.niklausvogel.com

Donato Coscia, music producer & film composer

Donato Coscia has been a guitarist, composer and producer for many years. He graduated in Classical Guitar at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, Italy, and improving with the major exponents of the guitar scene such as, Aniello Desiderio, Lorenzo Micheli and Oscar Ghiglia, He is a member of the guitar quartet A.G.Q. (Adriatic guitar quartet) with which he won numerous international competitions and recorded the album “Concerto for classical guitar and jazz piano” in 2020.

His passion for film music and composition leads him to take a master’s in music composition for films, documentary videogames and TV series with full marks and honors. He participated in several international competitions such as the Sonuscore Music Award, the Spitfire competition, The Cue Tube and Score the world competition, ranking among the top 100 and the approval of the whole jury.

Donato has participated in webinars and masterclasses of artists such as Danny Elfmann, Bryan Tyler, Joe Kataldo, Steffen Schmidt, Conrad Pope, John Powell, John Debney, Hans Zimmer.

www.donatocoscia.com/

Nobert Eichler, Sound engineer and audio post-production specialist

Norbert Eichler discovered his love for audio recording while running, together with friends, the local folk club and taping many wonderful gigs on his Revox and Nakamichi tape machines. Tape? Yes, that was a long time ago, in the seventies to be precise.

Several decades later, having set his priorities more on family life and an IT career, he resumed audio work in the digital domain, recording numerous live concerts, mostly classical. Other jobs like CD productions, music videos, audio books, and movie audio postproduction followed. He was always particularly passionate about making the human voice sound great, be it a solo singer, a choir, or a speaker.

In order to improve his skills, Norbert took classes and private lessons with several of the best audio professionals, among which renowned Tonmeister Malgorzata Albinska-Frank. She gave him her seal of approval by recommending him repeatedly to some of her clients.

Norbert employs tools of excellent quality – microphones, speakers, headphones, up-to-date software and, not to forget, his sensitive hearing – but his credo is that each job must begin with a true understanding of the client’s needs and visions.

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Emre Türktopu, customer relations & marketing

Emre Türktopu completed his bachelor’s degree at Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory, Izmir. He was accepted to Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, for his master’s degree.

As an oboist, he performed in important concert halls and festivals in Europe with various orchestras, such as Young Euro Classic Festival, Ravello Festival, Rudolfinum Concert Hall Prague, Smetana Hall, Vigadò Concert Hall Budapest, Die Glocke Bremen, Teatro Filarmonico Verona, etc.

He had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with famous oboe artists. During his education, he received the support of important foundations and won degrees from various competitions.

He continues to improve himself in the field of “Music Business and Management” as well as continuing his master’s degree at Conservatorio
della Svizzera italiana.

Collaboration with artclassic for best live recordings

In order to ensure the highest quality standards for live recordings we are collaborating with artclassic. Artclassic takes pride in working with some of the most renowned classical artists and ensembles in Switzerland.

In addition to its expertise in sound recording and sound engineering, artclassic is offering various editing services for motion picture sound including dubbing, time-twist editing and audio mixing in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

About us

Epic Lab • Film, Music & Scoring

We are a small Bern based company offering high quality film, video and music productions for a variety of needs.

Our services include corporate videos, music videos, short documentaries, image films, the production of film music and trailer music, audio recordings and sound engineer services for instruments and classical music ensembles, as well as extensive audio post-production services for media formats of all kinds.

We are also active music producers, producing our own music albums for the music and film industry, in cooperation with other film composers. We publish these albums partly through our own music label Epic Lab Music and distribute them though our own publishing house Epic Lab Publishing, which is currently being set up.

Our three divisions:

1. Film production
2. Music Production
3. Publisher

Do you have specific requirements? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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