Multidisciplinary artist. In 2004 he received one of the most prestigious international art prizes in sonorous art, the Deutsche Klangkunst Prize, for an installation project that he created for the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl of Berlín.
After studing musical composition with Amando Blanquer (1974-85), Luciano Berio (1983), Iannis Xenakis (1985) and Yoshihisa Taïra (1986-88) J. A. Orts studied on a grant in Paris and Rome where he began to discover the artistic possibilities of a project that related music to the plastic arts, creating sculptures that united music and light using electronic circuits. After his first exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of the University of Valencia (1991), Orts exhibits in the en Maeght Foundation, St Paul, France (1995), in the Centro del Carmen del IVAM, Valencia (1997), and later in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Guadalajarra and Montevideo, in the Berliner Festival Neuer Musik in 2000 and 2002, and in the Instituto Cervantes of Bruselas, (2002), and in Kryptonale 9 in Berlin (2003). In 2004 he exhibited in the Centro de Cultura Sa Nostra in Ibiza, Formentera y Palma. Since 2000 Orts lives in Berlin, where he arrived as the invited artist for the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm.