Julio Zúñiga

I’m currently working on the development of a musical language which approaches ideas of time, representation and referentiality in music in a more personal way. To try to do this, I’ve been experimenting mostly with field recordings and computer-based representational methods for the generation of sound material. This, together with the exploration of different sonic spaces using acoustic and electronic convolution, has been occupying most of my time at the writing desk for the past couple of years.


Julio Zúñiga (b. 1987 in San José, Costa Rica) is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studying with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. He holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from McGill University, and a Master of Music in composition and electronic music from the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, where he studied with Mark Andre and Franz Martin Olbrisch.

His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas by ensembles such as hand werk (Cologne), PULSAR Trio (Paris), Ensemble SurPlus (Freiburg), Fonema Consort (Chicago), and ECC (San José). He has received advice and guidance from Pierluigi Billone, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, and Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, among others.

Last updated: August 18, 2016

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