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 I  Juan Sierra  I

 jdsierral@JuanSaudio.com

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Juan Sierra

 

I am a professional musician with an emphasis in Audio Engineering and a masters in Music, Science and Technology from the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford, known for my strong knowledge in production, music recording and mixing. Often this knowledge is supported by deep understanding of physics and mathematics which have helped me develop great projects in acoustics, digital signal processing and software development.This is the basis, not only of my decisions, but of a precise and meticulous workflow without ever leaving emotivity and art behind.

 

Work Experience

 

 

Production and Composition

 

  • Composer, recording engineer and mixing engineer for “Lily Tran” in her project “My Life With Lily"

  • Composer, interpreter, recording engineer and mixing engineer for the soundtrack for the TV program “Las Víctimas de Pablo Escobar” a production of Atico Center.

  • Producer, performer, recording and mixing engineer for "Nita Romero" on multiple of her YouTube videos. 

Music Projects

  • Recording, Mixing Engineer for Voices of Silicon Valley for the project Stimmung (2017)

  • Mastering Audio Engineer for Piel Camaleón on the project Duck Sessions (2016)

  • Mixing Engineer for the songs “Nómadas” and “Papaya Law” for the album “El Aprendiz” by Ricardo Prado (produced in collaboration with Juan José Salazar)

  • Assistant Recording Engineer for the album “Qué te Vaya Mal” by Kany García in charge of Javier Garza (2012)

  • Assistant Recording Engineer for the soundtrack of the movie “7 Visions of the Amen” in charge of José Pupo (2013)

  • Assistant Recording Engineer for the production “Por Siempre Navidad” by MISI in charge of Alejandra Bernal (2013)

  • Recording and Mixing Engineer for the project “Mulata” by “Los Zirumas” (2012) Recording engineer for the project “Ódiame” by “Mandreina" (2013)

  • Mixing and Recording Engineer of the project “Tumbao" by Sarita Gutierrez (2013)

  • Mixing Engineer for the project “Dream of a Child” by Ana Cajamarca (2013 - 2014) Mixing and Recording Engineer for the project “Falsa Poesía” by Alejo Álvarez (2014) Recording and Mixing Engineer for the project “Jazz Quar tet” by Juan Felipe Umaña (2014) Recording Engineer for the song “Mi Muñeca” by Las Añez with Mar tha Gomez (2014)

Audiovisual

 

  • Audio PostProduction Engineer for the film “San Andresito” in charge of Ricardo Escallón (2012)

  • Soundtrack Recording Engineer for the short film “Nieve" nominated to Sundance (2012)

  • Field Recording Engineer for the shor t film “Al Otro Lado De La Montaña” (2013) Re-Recording Engineer for the movie “7 visions of the Amen” (2014)

  • Recording Engineer for the music of the TV show “Calle Sonora” in collaboration with Juan José Salazar (2014)

  • Re-Recording Engineer for the film "7 Visiones del Amen". (2014)

  • Music Recording engineer for the tv show "Calle Sonora" for "Canal Capital" (2014)

  • Re-Recording Engineer for the web series "Usted Ya Sabe quien soy yo" (2015)

  • Re-Recording Engineer for the web series "El Quemao" (2015)

Live Sound
  • Live Sound Mixing Engineer for “Piel Camaleón” (2015 - 2016)
    Live Sound Mixing Engineer for “La Sociedad de la Sombrilla” (2015 - 2016)

Acustic and  Integration

  • Senior Acoustic Test Engineer - Meyer Sound (2018 - Current)

  • Design assistant during integration of Studio B in “Centro Ático” (2013)

  • Acoustic Consultant for the recording studio of Pablo Henao (2015)

  • Acoustic Engineer for the Recording Studio of Piel Camaleón (2015)

  • Acoustic Consultant for the remodeling of AV Producer “TV Group” facilities (2017)

  • Acoustic engineer for the construction of the recording studio of Catalina Méndez (2014)

Teaching

  • Audio System Calibration Consultant for CCRMA (2018)

  • Research and Development Intern at Meyer Sound Laboratories (2017)

  • Developer of Spaco Plugins. Spatialization suite of AU and VST plugins in JUCE (2014).

  • Software Developer for the PhD Thesis “Interfáz Cerebro Ordenador para la representación sonora” (Brain-Computer Interface for sound representation) by Héctor Torres (Caldas U.) - 2016

  • Software Developer for the PhD Thesis “Con-Traste Sonoro” (Sound Contrast) by Roberto Cuervo (Xavierian University) - 2016

 

Teaching
 
  • Teaching Assistant for Psychophysics and music Cognition at Stanford University (2018)

  • Teaching Assistant for Introduction to musical Acoustics at Stanford University (2018)

  • Instructor of Atico Center teaching several courses (Studios 300, D Studio, Foley Studio, Film Mixing Studio, B Studio) (2011 - 2014)

  • Tutor in Algebra and Calculus at DISC (Disability Instructional Service Center) at Mission College - Santa Clara - CA (2009)

  • Consultant on the Academic Curricular Reform of the Music Program at Xavierian University - 2016

 

Others

 

  • Studio Manager at Atico Center at Pontifical Xavier University (2015 - 2016)

  • Committee member at AES-Xavierian section in charge of the Investigation and Development Branch (2014).

 

Education

Stanford University

  • Master of Arts in Music, Science and Technology at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) (2018)

  • SAI (Stanford's Arts Institute) Scholarship due to academic achievements

Pontifical Xavierian University

 

  • Master of Music with sound engineering emphasis (2015)

  • Outstanding Bachelor Scholarship for best ICFES (2009)

  • Honorable Mention for "Alternative Methods of Compound Spatialization" undergrad thesis

 
Mission & West Valley College: CA - EE.UU.

  • Studies in Music Production (2009)

  • DEANS mention for highest average (GPA 4.0) (2009)

ARTEMIA Arts Academy

  • Classical piano for 4 years (1999-2003)

  • Jazz piano for 6 years (2004-2010)

  • Composition for 1 year (2009-2010)

  • Violin for 1 year (2008-2009)

  • Drums for 2 years (2008-2010)

Saint Mathew School
  • Primary and High School (1994 - 2009)

  • Clarinet studies for 6 years (2004-2009)

  • Graduated with Honors: Best ICFES State Standardized Test (2009)​​​

 

Publications

  • "Métodos Alternativos de espacialización compuesta" in the book "Avances del Audio en Latinoamérica“ - by the Latin-American AES section (2016)

  • Sierra, Juan, et al. "Statistical and Analytical Approach to System Alignment." Audio Engineering Society Convention 145. Audio Engineering Society, 2018.

 

Talks

  • “Statistical Approach to system Alignment” at AES 145 in NY - Oct 2018

  • “Digital Audio Beyond Analog” at Xavierian University - November 2018

  • “Understanding Convolution Reverbs - Theory and Practice” at Ático Center - April 2014 “Alternative Methods of Compound Spatialization” at Xavierian University - April 2015

  • “Understanding Dynamic Range” at Xavierian University - September 2014

  • “Practical Audio System Calibration” at Ático Center - June 2016

  • "Common Spaces for connivance: Developing Local Radio Stations” - San Rafael Public School - Feb 2015