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Jorge Sánchez-Chiong was born in Caracas and since the 1980s has been living as a freelance artist in Vienna. His work as a composer and performer focuses on process-based, close collaborative cooperation with artists from experimental fields of theater, dance, performance art, film, video art, and multimedia. His work has been performed in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. His cd and dvd recordings have been released by the labels orf, ein_klang, cronica electronica, idyllic noise, filmarchiv austria, among others.

Sánchez-Chiong studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Francis Burt, Michael Jarrell), where he’s now on the midst of his doctoral studies on Artistic Research. He was guest professor at the Zurich University of the Arts, and several times composition lecturer at the international summer courses for new music in Darmstadt and Impuls Graz.

He has received multiple awards, including the City of Vienna Music Prize, Wiener Symphoniker Stipendium, Theodor Körner Prize, SKE-Publicity Prize, and four times the Staatsstipendium für Komposition of the Republic of Austria.

Under the name JSX he produces and works as a DJ, plays as an electronic music performer and turntablist with musicians of the international noise and improvisation scene.