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STUDIES

Studies of composition at Esmuc (Escola de Música Superior de Catalunya) with  Agustí Charles, Eduard Resina, Manuel Rodeiro and Ramon Lazkano (Musikene). Master's degree in Music Research and Technology at UNIR. More composition studies in Stuttgart with Manuel Hidalgo, Helmut Lachenmann. Later with Walter Zimmermann and Marc Sabat (UDK Berlín), John Rahn (Berkeley University), Michäel Levinás (CNSM París), José Luís Torá (CSM Madrid), Luca Cori (Conservatorio Trieste) and Joao Pedro Oliveira (Universidade de Aveiro e UF Minas Gerais). He assisted  at Masterclasses and lectures by Jonathan Harvey, G.F.Haas, K.K.Huber, Chaya Czernowin, Toshio Hosokawa, Brian Ferneyhough and Joan Guinjoan within others.

INSTITUTIONS, COMMISSIONS, FESTIVALS AND RELEVANT PERFORMERS

Looking at the international scene, his works have been played and/or commissioned in many countries such the U.S.A., at the Cleveland Music Institute, and multiple American Universities as Harvard, SUNNY Buffalo, UC Berkeley, SU San Francisco, Stanford, Denison, Cranbrook Academy, Wayne State, Redlands, San Diego and North Park. In Colombia; at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. In México, at the Festival Cervantino de Guanajuato. Within Europe, at Ircam (París), Praga  Contempuls Festival,  Royal School of Music London, Mednarodni Bienale Sodobne Glasbe Koper Slovenia, SAL Európai Ifjúsági Zenei Fesztivál Hungary, Finlandia Contemporary Music Festival Vitasaari, UDK Berlín, Dokumenta Kassel, Frankfurt Buchmesse, Festival Attaca Stuttgart, Schlos Solitude Stuttgart, Oh tu Schlos Oldenburg, Festival Frequenzen Frankfurt, Hamburg Kulturhause Galileo Galilei Festival, etc.

Inside the Iberian Peninsula, his works have been played in festivals like Nou Sons at l'Auditori Nacional de Catalunya, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid,  CDMC, Festival Son de Música de Hoy, Sgae Barcelona, Pedrera Caixa Catalunya, Vigo Fundación Laxeiro, CCCB Barcelona, Girona Festival de Música Contemporánea SIM, Monographic concert at Sala Beckett  cicle 4x4 ,Sitges Fundación Música Contemporánea, Xº Festival de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, Festival Mixtur de Barcelona, etc.

PERFORMERS AND RELEVANT ENSEMBLES AND ORCHESTRAS

He received commissions, or has been played by SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Sur Plus, Smash Ensemble, Ensemble Multe-Lateral, Trigger-Ensemble, Ensemble BCN 216, Ensemble Espai Sonor, Chalumeau Cuarteto de Clarinetes, Martinu Ensemble, Zauber Quintett, Ensemble Sitges 96, Grupo Opus XXI, Trío Kachaturian, Ensemble l'Embut, Conjunto XXI, Arte Ensemble Barcelona, Ensemble Ars BB, Ensemble Fluido and also solo performers as Sebastien Berweck, Isaac Rodríguez, Mireia Fornells, Joan Plana, Raul Garrido, Fix Nicolet, Jose Galeote, Oleguer Beltrán, Rosa Mª Caparrós, Jordi Sánchez, Yuval Gotlivobich, Jordi Torrent, Andrea Peirón, Felipe Agell, Fanny Vicenç and Lluís Claret among others.

PRIZES, TEACHING, RECORDINGS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

PRIZES

  • Àpres l'histoire Commissioning Project in Chicago (2018).
  • SWR Stuttgart musik preiss 2013-2014.
  • Grant for the Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 2006.
  • Grant for the International Darmstadt Music Institute 2004.
  • Winner of Barcelona International Composers Meeting 2004.

TEACHING

  • Professor at Esmuc (University School of Music of Catalonia) since 2013. Teaching music analysis and composition.
  • Professor of music analysis at the  Master of Performance at Esmuc.
  • Professor of Auditive Perception at the Master of Contemporary Improvisation at Esmuc in collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
  • Professor of Music at the Master of Interartistical relation at UB (Universidad de Barcelona).

RECORDINGS 

  • Monographic CD  works 1992-2008 "El món d'Ulisses" with the label La Mà de Guido in the series of  7 compositors Catalans, by the Catalan Generalitat.
  • Say Thanks to Mr. Franz Joseph Beethoven, label Taurus de Hamburg.
  • Dos pensaments curiosos, for Woodwind Quintet. Label Zauberquintett.
  • Contrafactum, for orchestra. Label  Ribera Edicions. 

DIVERS

Jury:

  • Jury at Concurso de Composición para guitarra "Certamen LLobet"
  • Jury at Concurso de Composición Joan Guinjoan.
  • Jury at Concurs de Composició per a Gralla i Orgue del Vendrell Benvingut Socias.

Creation of microtonal instruments:

  • Creation of a  ¼ de tone guitar.
  • Creation of a spectrum guitar based on the harmonic series.
  • Creation of a percussion instrument "Torrijas" also with harmonic series.

Conferences (important):

  • International Darmstad Music Institut.
  • Hamburg Kulturhause Galileo Galilei Festival.
  • Universidad de Salamanca Auditorio Fonseca Festival Smash.
  • Esmuc de Barcelona (Monogràfics compositors catalans)
  • Universitat Autònoma, Cicle de Conferències Paideia.
  • Bienale Koper Slovenia.
  • Festival of Contemporary MusicVitasaari, Finlandia.
  •  Fundació Bosch i Cardellach i Joventuts Musicals Sabadell.
  • Schloss Solitude Stuttgart. Summer Music Course.