Esmeralda Conde Ruiz

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 Studio

Esmeralda Conde Ruiz Studios is a creative studio of art and music producers, conductors and musicians, opened in 2021 and based in the UK. The studio works with Esmeralda to develop, produce, and perform artworks, projects, and exhibitions. In addition Esmeralda and the studio work with freelance musicians, choirs and researchers from around the globe to produce artworks at the intersection of art and music.

The main practice focuses on research and development of the voice in technology, vocal sonic worlds, the creation of tailor-made choirs and exploring the connection between vocal sounds and the visual, in particular colour and movement.

The studio team consists of Esmeralda Conde Ruiz (Director and Founder), Eira Szadurski (Creative Producer) and Karen Sutton (Production Accountant).



In 2021 Esmeralda has successfully presented two work-in-progress versions (prototype) of her latest project Cabin Fever, a newly developed audio-visual artwork, at digital festivals in Canada (FOLDA) and Spain (Cineteca Matadero) and now she is working towards crafting the overall musical score with further performances worldwide in 2022. The project is a multi-lingual composition involving singers and performers from all the world’s time zones and the project will culminate in one 24 hour durational performance. This November Esmeralda has released a limited edition CD via Birmingham Record Company which features Cabin Fever’s compositions to date.

In spring 2022 Esmeralda will be the resident artist at Schaufler Lab at Technische Universitaet Dresden where she maintains a studio and will be creating a pioneering Artificial Intelligence Choir. During this residency she will collaborate with a network of experts, researchers and engineers to examine the idea of creating an AI choir and will be researching voices and gender relationships and what the future of choirs could sound like. The residency will culminate in an exhibition at Altana Gallery (Germany) with accompanying publication with Sandstein Verlag.