Peter Venus was born in Dresden and trained as a sound engineer in London and at Graz’s University of Music and Performing Arts. Since then he has worked as a sound designer, a sound and media artist and a sound engineer and video engineer. His interests are focused in the main on immersive media experiences and on electronic music and performance practice within the context of contemporary music. Since 2012 he has worked as a sound engineer and video engineer at Graz’s University of Music and Performing Arts, collaborating with Miller Puckette, Curtis Roads and Agostino de Scipio among others as well as with well-known ensembles and soloists.
Since 2010 Peter Venus has worked regularly as a video operator at the Salzburg Festival and Easter Festival. Among the productions in which he has been involved are Damiano Michieletto’s La bohème (2012), Stefan Herheim’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2013) and Shirin Neshat’s Aida (2017). Other engagements have taken him to the Beijing Music Festival, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and musikprotokoll in Graz.