BIOGRAPHY

Julio d'Escrivan is a passionate and committed music professional, with the talent and drive to succeed. Growing up amongst the vibrant and diverse music scene in Caracas and London, was an environment full of inspiration and stimulation for Julio to feed off. Explore their music portfolio and feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions.

Julio d’Escriván is a Venezuelan-British composer who writes music for independent film projects as well as production music libraries. His most recent music is for the upcoming documentary ‘Anatole’ (Dir. A. Saderman, ARG, 2021). His production music is published by The Nerve Music (UK) and his film trailer cues by Sencit Music (L.A., USA).

Between 1991 and 2008 he wrote a substantial amount of music for broadcast media in The Americas. Based in Caracas, Julio worked for the whole region through advertising agencies like JWThompson, Leo Burnett, McCann-Erickson and many others both international and local, writing music for clients such as Kraft, Nabisco, Ford, United Airlines and many others. Julio has also provided audio branding for the HBO family cable channel A&E (Latin America) on three occasions as well as writing countless monthly promos and assorted sync music for them. Julio also created music for several documentaries of HBO-Olé in the 90s. His branding work has also included working with LA Based company 3 Ring Circus for projects in Greece (MEGA, Antenna).

Julio has also written film music for shorts like the BAFTA winning animation Balloon (1991), for Canadian dir. Ken Lidster and for Venezuelan director Carlos Villegas’ Rose, A Delusion (2002). He has written music for feature films The Color of Fame (El Tinte de La Fama, 2008)) for director A. Bellame, (Venezuela), and Knocks at My Door (1993) and Little Thieves, Big Thieves (1998) by Argentinian director Alejandro Saderman. His documentary work includes the music for Canadian based Venezuelan director Juan Andres Bello’s documentaries Villanueva El Diablo (2012), Reverón (2008) and The Lost Art of Drawing Buildings (2015).

While living in Venezuela Julio obtained recognition through national awards like the City of Caracas Premios Municipales in 1991 for Golpes a mi Puerta (Knocks at My Door) by dir. A. Saderman and in Venezuela’s Festival Nacional de Cine de Mérida in 2008 for best soundtrack for El Tinte de La Fama by dir. A. Bellame. He has also have received advertising awards for his music for commercials in the Venezuelan advertising industry awards (ANDA, 2001-2002).

Julio, until recently, was also an academic at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Huddersfield, where he taught music composition for the moving image, he holds a PhD in Electroacoustic Music Composition from City University London. Throughout the years his work has been published on CDs and lately through streaming platforms like Bandcamp with the Spanish label Zawp Records of Bilbao (2012-2017).  As an author, d’Escriván has written the Music Technology Book for the Cambridge Introduction series for Cambridge University Press (2012), co-written the chapter on Composing with SuperCollider with Dr. Scott Wilson of Birmingham University for the 2011 MIT Press book on that music programming language and co-edited with Reader Nick Collins from Durham University the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music first published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 and in its second edition in 2017.

At present Julio is again a full time composer of music for the screen, whatever screen you have!