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, Melbourne, Mexico City, Mons, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, Moscow, Nevers, New York City, Oxford, 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
August 12, 2020 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07) [Excerpt] Medium Airplay / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)
July 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 6, 2020 Elsa Justel, Ce monde et ailleurs (2019) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 5, 2020 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
May 29, 2020 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07) [Excerpt] One-Hundred and Ninety-Sixth Edition / The Parish News (UK)
March 10, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
February 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001) Battiti: Il rumore é riposo / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
February 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Battiti: Il rumore é riposo / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
February 16, 2020 Elsa Justel, Purzelbäume (2002-03) Carav’elle 03 / Solénoïde (France)
January 27, 2020 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 13, 2020 Elsa Justel, Mâts (1999) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
January 9, 2020 Elsa Justel, Gwerz (2002) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)

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