Juan Parra

at Orpheus Institute
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics

Juan Parra Cancino studied Composition at the Catholic University of Chile and Sonology at The Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL), where he obtained his Masters degree with focus on composition and performance of electronic music. In 2014, Juan obtained his PhD degree from Leiden University with his thesis “Multiple Paths: Towards a Performance practice in Computer Music”. 

His work in the field of live electronic music has made him recipient of numerous grants such as from NFPK, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the International Music Council.

Founder of The Electronic Hammer, a Computer and Percussion trio and Wiregriot (voice & electronics), he collaborates regularly with Ensemble KLANG (NL) and Hermes (BE), among many others. Since 2009 Parra is a fellow researcher at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent, BE), focused on performance practice in Computer Music.