Josep Ruvira has studied philology and music and acquired an advanced studies diploma (DEA) in Fine Arts and a doctorate degree. Throughout his professional career, he has balanced research (primarily concerning the field of music aesthetics, especially avant-garde artistic movements) especially in cultural management, as well presenting a great number of conferences and courses on this subject matter in varied artistic and university fora throughout Spain and around the world.
As a result of his passion for music, he founded the Asociación Valenciana de Música Contemporánea, thereby fostering and giving direction to projects such as the international Ensems contemporary music festival. Later, he was the director of music at the Instituto de las Artes Escénicas, Cinematografía y Música (IVAECM) in Valencia, a position in which he worked on many projects through participation in the programming and production of multiple musical shows staged, a great many of which were associated with contemporary creation.
He has directed international arts and communications workshops. From 1996 to 2011, he carried out his duties as Director of l´Auditori Torrent, dedicating his time to musical and theatrical programming and production. In a different direction, his experience in education and research has resulted in work as a curator for varied exhibitions and artistic displays at the Universitat de València.
Apart from the critique of music, he has published numerous articles and interviews in specialized magazines and journals in Spain and abroad as a writer and researcher in the field of music, and is a regular contributor to the Spanish newspaper El País. Likewise, he has collaborated on various collective publications and compilations such as Enciclopedia de la Música Española and Hispanoamericana, la Historia de la Música de la Comunidad Valenciana. Individually, he has published books including titles such as “Compositores Valencianos Contemporáneos” (1987), “Javier Darias, obra de Investigación y Composición Musical” (1992), “El Caso Santos” (1996) and “Ensems: 25 años de música contemporánea” (2003), as well as “Música y representación. Los desafíos artísticos de Carles Santos” (2009). Furthermore, he has launched several publications on the creation of music, among which a notable highlight is “Variaciones” (“Cuadernos de Música Contemporánea”), a project which he directed until its termination.