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, Le Havre, Leeds, Leicester, London, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Mar del Plata, Matera, Melbourne, Melipilla, Mexico City, Mons, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, Moscow, Nevers, New York City, Oxford, Paris, Remedios de Escalada, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, San José, Sankt Florian, Santa Fe, Santiago, São Paulo, Stoke-on-Trent, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Uppsala, Valdivia, Vienna, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Weimar and Zagreb…

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 22, 2021 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07), 12:36 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 26, 2021 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07), 12:36 Episode 1071 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
July 11, 2021 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07), 12:36 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
June 15, 2021 Elsa Justel, La radio, ça détend (2001), 4:41 The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
June 6, 2021 Elsa Justel, Chi-pa-boo (1996), 3:00 Episode 1064 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
March 21, 2021 Elsa Justel, Tapage nocturne (2015), 8:01 Episode 1055 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
January 17, 2021 Elsa Justel, Du libe tu? (1996), 2:14 Episode 1047 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
January 17, 2021 Elsa Justel, Marelle ou Les instants de la vie (2017), 12:06 Episode 1047 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
January 4, 2021 Elsa Justel, Marelle ou Les instants de la vie (2017), 12:06 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
August 12, 2020 Elsa Justel, Yegl (2006-07), 12:36 [Excerpt] Medium Airplay / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)
July 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, L (2003), 13:52 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 6, 2020 Elsa Justel, Ce monde et ailleurs (2019), 10:26 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)