Composer, producer and researcher from Seville, specialized in film music and new technologies. Degree in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Seville where he is professor in the Audiovisual Communication Department.
Author of Technology in the Composition of Soundtracks, now he is the director of the University of Seville Experimental Digital Orchestra (ODEUS). A laptop orchestra that aims to be a space for creativity and experimentation in music and new technologies.
Winner of several prestigious awards and scholarships, among them can be highlighted: Author Foundation Scholarship (2001), Andalusia music specialization scholarships (2001-03), the FPI research fellowship at the University of Seville (2005-08), the third prize of the symphonic composition "Internet Day", awarded by the SGAE (2006), the research grant from the AUIP, (2007) and the AIE scholarship (2006-08).
His activity as a film music composer is intense, having attended the 65th Cannes Film Festival (France) as a composer of the film selected in the Short Film Corner The Last Picture. A shortfilm of the filmmaker Raul Arteaga.
In 2010 he was appointed expert by the education department of the Andalusian government to design the curricula of the new careers "Sonology" and "music production and management." He has also taught in the Young Orchestra of Andalusia (OJA) giving classes of electroacoustic and computer music.
In addition to intense activity in the field of research, contemporary art and new technologies, Francisco Javier Torres has developed works in ethnomusicology, making a study of the bugle and publishing a method of this instrument to academizar and enhance the values of traditional music. In turn, he has experimented with traditional spanish music, producing a album adapting procession marches to jazz.
Francisco Javier Torres Simon has been invited by various universities to research in the field of arts and music, among which are the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), the University of Architecture, Design and Planning of Buenos Aires (Argentina), the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts of the University of California, San Diego (USA).