Elsa Justel

Elsa Justel’s works reach out! They have been performed in concert in Arc-et-Senans, Barcelona, Berlin, Bourges, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cagliari, Chicago, Córdoba, Crest, Hanover, Leeds, London, Lyon, Manchester, Mar del Plata, Matera, Medway, Montréal, Morelia, Moscow, Nevers, New York City, Paris, Remedios de Escalada, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, Stafford, Toronto, Uppsala, 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.

Since 1980 she has been teaching Avant-garde music at the Conservatory of Mar del Plata. 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.

Her music was awarded at several competitions: 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, photo: © Isabelle de Rouville, 2001

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