Elsa Justel

Elsa Justel’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Amsterdam, Arc-et-Senans, Bahía Blanca, Barcelona, Bath, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Bourges, Bremen, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cagliari, Chatham, Chicago, Cologne, Córdoba, Crest, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Fullerton, Hanover, Kraków, Leeds, Leicester, London, Lyon, Manchester, Mar del Plata, Matera, Mexico City, Mons, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, Moscow, Nevers, New York City, Paris, Remedios de Escalada, San Francisco, San José, Sankt Florian, Santa Fe, Santiago, São Paulo, Stafford, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Uppsala, Valdivia, Villeneuve d’Ascq and Weimar…

Born in 1944 in Mar del Plata (Argentina), Elsa Justel obtained a Professor Diploma in Music Education and Choral conducting at the Conservatory of Mar del Plata. She studied composition at the University of Rosario with Virtú Maragno and electroacoustic music in Buenos Aires with José Maranzano and Francisco Kröpfl.

In 1998 she moves to France where she graduated with a Doctorate in Esthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at the Université de Paris VIII, under the direction of Horacio Vaggione. She taught new composition techniques at the Conservatorio Provincial de Música Luis Gianneo in Mar del Plata (Argentina), sound techniques and sound form at the Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France) and electroacoustic music at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain). She has published various articles on electroacoustic music and videomusic and has participated in many conferences as a speaker.

Her music was awarded at several competitions: TRINAC (Tribuna nacional de compositores, Argentina, 2016); Viseu Rural 2.0 – Explorações Sonoras de um Arquivo Rural (Portugal, 2016); Prix biennal Presque rien (France, 2011); Prix Ton-Bruynèl (The Netherlands, 2005); Concours de musique radiophonique de La Muse en Circuit (France, 2003); Concours Phonurgia (France, 2001); Tribunas de música contemporánea et electroacústica (Argentina, 1987, 89, 2000); Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, 1992); Stipendienpreis (Darmstadt, Germany, 1990); Concours international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (France, 1989); and Juventudes musicales (Argentina, 1986).

Elsa Justel has also realized audiovisual projects and music for films and the stage. Her videomusic Destellos won prizes at the Video Evento d’Arte competition (Italy, 2002), and the Bourges competition (France, 2002).


Elsa Justel

Mar del Plata (Argentina), 1944

Residence: Mar del Plata (Argentina)

  • Composer

On the web

Elsa Justel [2014]
Elsa Justel [2014]



Date Work Program
October 18, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) One-Hundred and Sixty-Fourth Edition / The Parish News (UK)
October 12, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) New Music Show / BBC Radio 3 (UK)
October 12, 2019 Elsa Justel, Tapage nocturne (2015) New Music Show / BBC Radio 3 (UK)
October 11, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Doctore Xyramat / FSK Radio (Germany)
October 6, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Knuspern / ByteFM (Germany)
October 5, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Brown Rice / ByteFM (Germany)
October 4, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) KOKOKO!’s Late Junction mixtape / BBC Radio 3 (UK)
October 4, 2019 Elsa Justel, Tapage nocturne (2015) El Réanimator #1313 / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
October 1, 2019 Elsa Justel, Marelle ou Les instants de la vie (2017) LaimaPersik's Dimensions #61 / LaimaPersik's Dimensions
September 30, 2019 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Roger Phillips / Radio Merseyside (UK)
September 28, 2019 Elsa Justel, Tapage nocturne (2015) The Moderns #73 / Radio Regent (Canada)
September 27, 2019 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Daniel Blumin: Son of Electronic Grapefruit / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)

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