Diana Salazar

Diana Salazar is a Scottish composer and sound artist. Her compositional output ranges from acousmatic work to music for instruments with live electronics, laptop improvisation and intermedia collaborations. Her works have been performed throughout the UK and internationally, across Europe and North, Central and South America, with broadcasts on Swedish National Radio, Radio France, and BBC Radio 3 amongst others. Selected works have been released on the Studio PANaroma, Discparc, SCRIME, Drift Station, Elektramusic, Abeille Music and CMMAS labels. She has held full-time academic posts at Kingston University, London (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer) and City University London (Lecturer, Admissions Tutor, Senior Tutor for Music, INTO Link Tutor). In 2015 she returned to Glasgow to take up the post of Associate Head of BMus and Creative and Contextual Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is now Head of BMus at the RCS, where alongside her curriculum management and quality assurance responsibilities she teaches in areas of music research, music education, music technology and composition. Diana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Scotland representative for the National Association of Music in Higher Education.


  • International Computer Music Association Regional Award (Europe) 2015.
  • Winner, Nonclassical Remix Competition 2014.
  • The Qobuz/Abeille Musique prize for the best music contribution at the International Symposium for Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research 2013.
  • Honorary Mention in the Musica Nova International Competition of Electroacoustic Music 2011, Czech Republic.
  • Prizewinner in the 10th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva, 2009, Portugal.
  • 1st Prize, Prix Destellos, Argentina, 2009.
  • Honourable Mention, Pauline Oliveros Prize for Electroacoustic Music, 2009.
  • University of Manchester Wilkinson Medal for Postgraduate Student of the Year 2009.
  • Second Prize, L’Espace du Son Concours de Spatialization Pour L’Interpretation des Ouvres Acousmatiques 2008 (The Space of Sound Spatialisation Competition for the Interpretation of Acousmatic music), Brussels.
  • Honourable Mention in CIMESP 2007 (International Electroacoustic Music Contest of São Paulo).
  • 1st Prize, Prix SCRIME 2007, France.
  • Nominated for the UK Arts Foundation Fellowship in Electroacoustic Music 2007.
  • Residence Prize in the Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music, 2006.
  • Very Highly Commended in the Theodore Holland Intercollegiate Composition Prize 2006.
  • Public Prize in CIMESP 2005 (International Electroacoustic Music Contest of São Paulo).
  • Second Prize, Insulae Electronicae International Competition of Electroacoustic Music, 2004.

Published Compositions

  • Papyrus on ‘Resonancias: Premios del concurso Destellos 2008-2013′. (CMMAS CD020, 2014).
  • La Voz del Fuelle on Elektramusic Electroacoustic Music Volume 03 (Elektramusic 2011).
  • Colour # 1924 (Icy Grape) on Chopped and Stretched (Drift Station 2011).
  • Papyrus on Electronic Music Vol. IV (Música Viva Competition), (MisoMusic MCD 023.10, 2010).
  • Cipher on Maximal Music Vol. 14 (Studio PANaroma, SPAN 199022833, 2008).
  • Anima Machina on SCRIME (Studio de Création et de Recherche en Informatique et Musique Électroacoustique, Competition CD, 2007).
  • Broken Nerve on Maximal Music Vol. 12 (Studio PANaroma CD199.020.737, 2006).
  • Kalimba on ‘Converse without leaving home’, a collection of sound art from Scotland and Toronto, discparc (Dundee, CD dp003, 2005).