Julio d'Escriván

As a graduate student at City University London in the 1980s, he was supervised for his Electroacoustic Composition PhD (1991) by Simon Emmerson and occasionally Robert Saxton in acoustic composition. He's also a guitarist and obtained his Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music (LGSM) in 1984. For his undergraduate music education he went to the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, now Anglia Ruskin University. He also studied at Cambridge University (Trinity Hall) for a year with Robin Holloway. Between 1989 and 1991 he was a consultant for Yamaha R&D, London working in sampling and synthesiser voicing. In 1987 he obtained the 1st Prize of the “Catégorie Mixte” at the 15th International Electroacousic Music of Bourges, France, for his piece Sin Ti Por El Alma Adentro, for flute and tape. In 1989 he obtained the 2nd Prize “ex-aequo”of the Electronic Music Category at the 17th International Electroacousic Music festival of Bourges, France, for his piece Salto Mortal for tape. He has received prizes in his native Venezuela, for his concert music, and his film and electronica work. His electroacoustic music has been performed and broadcast internationally.

In recent years he won, with his co-author Nick Collins the Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize award of the American Musical Instrument Society for The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music, 2009 (USA). In South America, he won the Best Music For Film, at the Festival de Cine Venezolano de Mérida, 2008 (for El Tinte de La Fama). In music for commercials he won the Best Original Music, Bronze Medal, Venezuelan Advertising Awards (ANDA 2001-2002). He has also produced popular electronic music and won Best New Experimental Album for Inventos Barbaros, at the annual Premios Caracas Pop&Rock in 1999.


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