Escot was born in Lima, Peru, of a French diplomat. She lived in Peru for five years, then returned to France. Back in Peru, between 1949 and 1953 she studied at the Academy of Music Sas-Rosay (Lima).
At the end of 1953, she emigrated to the United States to attend Reed College in Portland, Oregon, becoming a citizen three years later. Between 1954 and 1957 she studied at the Juilliard School (in New York), where she graduated with a degree in composition (1956) and Bachelor in Arts (1957).
She is a graduate of the Musikhochschule-Hamburg.
She is author of The Poetics of Simple Mathematics in Music, co-author of Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music and since 1980, Editor-in-Chief of the self-published music journal Sonus. She has written over thirty articles (mostly published in her own journal) developing and discussing the relationship between music and mathematics. Her works are recorded on Delos, Neuma, Spectrum, Leo, Music & Arts and Centaur labels and published by Publication Contact International.
Pozzi Escot resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her partner, composer and theorist Robert Cogan.
- "Pozzi Escot | New England Conservatory". Necmusic.edu. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
- Boenke, Heidi M. (ed.): Flute Music by Women Composers: An Annotated Catalog (page 37). Published at Google Books website. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
- "Biography of Pozzi Escot". Sonicdesign.org. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
- Pozzi Escot interview, April 8, 1987