Ricardo Climent works in areas of music composition and interactive media, involving the use of audio and visual metadata. Since 2006 he serves as Co-Director of the NOVARS Research Centre, University of Manchester in UK and previously held a lecturing position at SARC, (Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast). Ricardo has also served as resident composer and researcher at the JOGV Orchestra in Spain; Conservatorio of Morelia in Mexico; Sonology - Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo; LEA labs, at the Conservatorio of Valencia; the Cushendall Tower- In you we trust; Northern Ireland, at CARA- Celebrating Arts in rural Areas, cross-border Ireland, N.K. Berlin and at the Push Festival, Sweden.
He was involved in the creation of a number of collaborative projects, such as: The Microbial Ensemble, (sound installation performing microbes, with Dr Quan Gan); The Carxofa Electric Band (a children's project with vegetables and Electronics with iain McCurdy); The Tornado-Project (a cross-atlantic set of works for flute, clarinet and computer for American wind virtuosi Esther Lamneck (clarinet) and Elizabeth McNutt (flute)); Drosophila Tour (a dance-theatre work of a blind fly with KLEM and Idoia Zabaleta); Hồ- a sonic expedition to Viet nam, (a 3D interactive interface project for planetariums), project manager for S.LOW Projekt, (a large scale cross-disciplinary project in Berlin) and for LocativeAudio (.org), a project about sound, people and cities using smartphones, in partnership with NoTours, escoitar and Institutions in UK and abroad.
Prior to completing a MA in Electroacoustic Music Composition followed by a PhD in the same area (both at The Queen's University of Belfast), Ricardo obtained a degree in Economics at University of Valencia, Spain.