Music, sound… and much more


Original Music

Sound designer

Sound design and audio post


Research projects

Original music

Sound design


If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got

Albert Einstein

Curiosity, passion to discover new paths, commitment and social impact. Explore how music and sound can improve education and contribute to develop different skills or abilities; how to achieve greater narrative and emotional impact through audiovisual and multimedia productions; or how to help in the area of ​​physical and psychological well-being through music and sound. This has led me to participate in R & D projects in the field of music technology, such as Flamenco Home Studio, or to start my own projects, both in the fields of creation and education. Projects such as Music and Talent, a music school whose goal is not to teach music, but to use music as a resource to develop different skills in children from 3 to 11 years. Or Unconscious Listening, a research project funded by the BBVA Foundation that focuses on how to take advantage of the emotional impact that, music and sound from different media and video games, have on children to improve their learning.

Research projects

Unconscious listening

Learning To Be

Magic Shoes


Music and Talent


Flamenco Home Studio

Selected papers

  • Cuadrado, F., López-Cobo, I. Valverde, B., Varona, D. (2017). Musicalizatech: a collaborative music production project for secondary and high school students. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, vol 10, n1 pp 93-126. Reino Unido: Intellectbooks. doi: 10.1386/jmte.10.1.93_1
  • Cuadrado, F. (2017). Del audio digital al audio virtual. Nuevas tendencias en la creación musical propiciadas por las nuevas tecnologías, Telos Cuadernos de Comunicación e Innovación, num. 106, pp 63-71. Madrid, Fundación Telefónica.
  • Cuadrado, F. (2016). Enseñar a través de la música. Formación docente en el grado de primaria. Eufonía. Didáctica de la Música, num. 069. Barcelona, Graó
  • Cuadrado Méndez, Francisco José (2015). The use of sequencer tools during the composition process – a field study. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, vol 8, n1 pp 55-70. Reino Unido: Intellectbooks. DOI:10.1386/jmte.8.1.55_1


The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery 

Mark van Doren

My teaching career has always been developed in the field of professional, university and postgraduate training. I have been a teacher of subjects always related to music, sound and technology: symphonic music recording techniques, film music, music production, sound postproduction, mixing and mastering, music education and teaching and technology in education. I’ve been professor at University of Seville, University Ramón Lull (Barcelona), University of Quilmes (Argentina), CEV, ESAMA and Andalusian School of Cinematography, among others.

Currently I am Associate Dean in Social and Human Sciences at Universidad Loyola Andalucía (Seville, Spain), Professor and Researcher in the Department of Communication and Education and Coordinator of Musical activities at this same University.

I have also participated as a speaker at various conferences, seminars and events with lectures focused on different aspects related to my research and teaching activity:

  • “Lead your business like an orchestra”
  • “Music and Talent”
  • “Positive Education through music”
  • “Sound designing emotions” 
  • “Do we cheat the spectators? The influence of sound design on the perception of the audience”

About me


I'm a composer and sound designer. This combination of music and sound has always been the leitmotiv that has led me to build my professional career. I've always tried to join these two elements as the main resources to tell a story, or to increase the impact of a story. And I've tried to approach every project from this special point of view: an intimate relationship between music and sound effects, ambiences, dialogues, etc., to create a complete sound narration. I've worked for more than 20 years in projects for Universal Music, TVE, Lotus Films, Nickel Odeon Dos, Flamenco Vivo Records, Acciona Producciones y Diseño, Hall Academy of Media Arts, Fundación Barenboim or Cámara Negra Teatro.

I obtained my PhD in Communication from the University of Seville and also studied music at Superior Conservatoire of Seville and Electroacoustic Music at University of Quilmes (Argentina). I received the “Network Research Award” from Telefónica Foundation for my doctoral thesis on Film Sound Design. I'm currently professor in Education and Communication at Universidad Loyola Andalucía, and I have also held the position of lecturer at the University of Seville, the University Ramón Llull (Barcelona), Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO, Mexico) and the National University of Quilmes (Argentina).

My passion on music and sound, and specially the emotional impact that they have on the listener and on media audiences has led me to undertake my research in two areas. The first is focused on music and sound creation and perception in media (music and sound design for audiovisual and interactive products, surround sound perception, emotions generation through sound and virtual audio/music technologies). The second area of research is centered on music education and child development through music. 

Francisco Cuadrado at ORCID

Francisco Cuadrado at Researchgate

Member of the
Audio Engineering Society

Ph.D Professor at Universidad Loyola Andalucía 


Member of the
Spanish Association of Communication Research 


Member of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence