First of all, let me introduce myself. I am Adria Martinez Cassorla and I was born in 1994 in Sant Vicenç dels Horts, a town close to Barcelona, Catalonia. I started my musical studies when I was ten years old at the Escolania de Montserrat, where I started to sing in a choir and play the violin and piano. I first came across the field of Music Technology when the choir was recording a CD and I was impressed by the microphones and all technological gear involved.
When I was fourteen years old, I started singing with the youth choir of the Orfeo Catala and studying music at Oriol Martorell Artistic Institute. While I was there, I first got involved with Music Technology by taking part in the school radio. Then, in 2010 I also joined the technical team at La Passió d’Olesa de Montserrat where I started learning and practising technical knowledge in theatre performances. Some years later, I started working with Spunik, llum i so the technical team in my hometown's theatre, where I still do light and sound designs.
In 2017 I finished a Music Degree with a specialisation in Sonology at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, where I received lessons in music theory and performance, synthesis, acoustics and psychoacoustics, programming, recording, mixing and mastering techniques, electronics, ear training and critical listening. In my final year, I did an academic internship at Catalunya Ràdio (Catalan National Radio) where I recorded all kind of concerts in many venues. As a dissertation, I developed a prototype iPad application for taking notes on a classical music score during recording, which was awarded with a distinction.
In 2016, I won a scholarship called Connecta’t al Muntatge musical, which led to me working at Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) (Catalan National Television) as a music editor. Just after finishing the scholarship, I was hired for eight months more as a sound designer for the Catalan soap opera Com si fos ahir. Also during those years, I was working as a freelance classical music producer, recording and producing CDs, live concerts and mixing film soundtracks in my studio.
After working for two years in the cinema and television industry, I decided to move to a more scientific and engineering career. For that reason, I started an MSc in Audio and Music Technology at the University of York, where I graduated with distinction in 2020. My master thesis was in collaboration with the well-known London studios Abbey Road, researching how Augmented Reality could be used to control spatial audio in a DAW. Nowadays I am still in York, studying a PhD at Audio Lab. I am researching about multi-device orchestration (MDO) in collaboration with the BBC R&D Department.
However, because life is not just a job, in my free time I like to swim either in the swimming pool or in the sea. I also love going to the mountains, where I practise sports like skiing, trekking or walk taking some landscape photographs. At home, I also enjoy cooking and reading. If you would like to know more about my last projects and my research interests, please have a look at the other sections of my website and do not hesitate to contact me.
Escolania de Montserrat
(2005 - 2008)
IEA Oriol Martorell
(2008 - 2012)
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (2012 - 2016)
Catalan Broadcast Corporation (CCMA) (2016 - 2018)
Uinversity of York (2018 - )
BBC R&D (2019 - )