Esmeralda Conde Ruiz is a Spanish award-winning interdisciplinary composer and audio visual artist who lives and works in London.
She specialises in creating artworks that focus on human voices and life experiences. Her site specific compositions evolve from a visual starting point and develop into sound landscapes with rhythmic patterns. In her often multilingual compositions she interacts with light and dark, colour, staged elements and moving images.
She has worked with choirs from Ecuador to New York, to Syria and Sydney. Her experience ranges from creating and directing the 500 amateur choir who performed at the 2016 opening of the Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London to writing a composition for 350 child singers from 7 different countries in multiple languages for Dresdner Philharmonie.
Alongside her own artistic practice Esmeralda also composes for concert halls, theatres, sound installations and film and her music has been broadcast on radio and TV internationally. She has composed award-winning film soundtracks, campaigns for the United Nations and has worked with artists such as Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson, Nick Cave, Peter Liversidge and Matthew Herbert.
In 2020 Esmeralda founded the E Ensemble, an online ensemble of singers from all over the world. Together with the ensemble she is exploring ways to compose music specifically for performing online in the digital space and exploring the sonic qualities of technology and voice.
Esmeralda Conde Ruiz Studios is a creative studio, opened in 2021 and based in the UK. The studio works to develop, produce, perform and create artworks, projects, and exhibitions. The Studio works collaboratively with freelance musicians, choirs and researchers from around the globe to produce site specific artworks at the intersection of art and music.
The main practice focuses on the research and development of the human voice and exploring the connections between what we hear and what we see or visualise.
The studio team consists of Esmeralda Conde Ruiz (Director and Founder) and Eira Szadurski (Creative Producer/Studio Manager).