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Julio d’Escriván is Senior Lecturer in music for the moving image within the Music Technology course since August of 2012. He is also director of the Sound-Music-Image Research Centre within the School of Music. Previously Julio was a reader in Creative Music Technology and University Learning and Teaching Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge between 2005 and 2012.

Since 1992 Julio has worked extensively in music for commercials, TV branding and both feature and documentary film in the Americas. Julio is active as a composer, laptop performer,  video artist and improviser. His recent work includes ensemble work with Iñigo Ibaibarriaga (FUSIL), conducting the Bilbao Soundpainting Ensemble (in Spain) and as video artist in an electronic music duo with Monty Adkins.

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.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Music for Film and other Visual Media
  • Music and Audio in Videogames
  • Live Audio Visual Performance
  • Sound Painting for conducting guided improvisation
  • Live Coding and computer music languages for composition

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Research Output 2006 2018

The Dreaming of Trees: Audio Experience

Middleton, D. & D'Escrivan Rincon, J., Jul 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Electronic music and the moving image

D'Escrivan Rincon, J., 9 Nov 2017, The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music. Collins, N. & D'Escrivan, J. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


d'Escriván, J. & Collins, N., Oct 2017, The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Collins, N. (ed.) & D'Escriván, J. (ed.), 2017, 2 ed. Cambridge University Press. 358 p. (Cambridge Companions to Music )

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Electronic music
Musique Concrète

Séance: Interventions on Ravel

D'Escrivan Rincon, J., 22 Dec 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products