john david rubio
Colombia / USA
Juan David Rubio is a musician, multimedia artist and academic born in Manizales, Colombia. Within his artistic practice, his work as a drummer/percussionist stands out, particularly in fields such as improvisation and experimental and popular music, and as a composer of pieces for improvisers, multimedia performance and installations. In the technological field, Rubio investigates various intersections between sound, movement and image from environments mediated by digital technologies, particularly through telematic as well as local-multimedia montages. His creative work goes hand in hand with his academic activity and he has published in areas such as experimental music, music and technology, and telematics. Rubio has an undergraduate degree in music from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with an emphasis in Drums/Jazz, a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology from the University of California, Irvine, and is currently a PhD candidate in Music/Integrated Studies at the University of California, San Diego.