Jose Antonio Orts

Jose Antonio Orts (ES) is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, technology and objects.


Jose Antonio Orts (ES), born in Valencia (1955), is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, technology and objects. Orts studied at the Conservatory of Valencia (1985) and the School of Paris (1988). He studied music composition with Assemble Blanquer (1974-1985), Luciano Berio in Aix en Provence (1983), Iannis Xenakis in Salzburg and Delphi (1985), and Yoshihisa Taïra in Paris (1986-88). He expanded his practice in electro acoustic music while studying at the School Phonos of Barcelona (1984), the Center of Mathematique et Automatique Musical of Paris (1987) and in the Groupe of Recherche Musicale of Radio France (1988-1992). Orts was a visiting professor of composition and leader of a seminar on harmony, musical forms and composition in the Conservatory of Zaragoza (1985-1986) and in Valencia (1996-1997). His paintings were first shown in the University of Valencia (1991) and the Official School of Architects of Badajoz (1993). His light- sensitive sound installations were exhibited at the Foundation Maeght of Saint Paul de Vence and in the Ville Arson of Nice (1995), the Center of the Carmen of the IVAM, Valencia (1997), the Berliner Festival Neuer Musik (2000 and 2002), the Institute Cervantes in Brussels (2002), Kryptonale 9 in Berlin (2003), the Center of Culture Ltd Nostra in Ibiza, Formentera and Palma (2004) as well as in Buenos Aires, Mexico DF, Guadalajarra and Montevideo. He received the Scholarship Endesa (1999) and the Scholarship of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm in Berlin (2000) where he was an artist in residence (2002 – 2003). His work is in major international collections in Germany, Holland, France (Central Pompidou in Paris) and Spain (the Foundation ARCH, IVAM of Valencia). He has received a number of prestigious international prizes including the Deutsche Klangkunst Preis (2004) and the first prize of the Biennial of Sculpture Riofisa (2005).