Biography

Born in Valencia in 1979, my first contact with music was as a bass guitar/singer in a Black/Death Metal band. When I turned twenty, while studying a Master Degree in architecture at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (ETSAV), I decided to enrole the conservatory and study classical guitar. I had fun composing just by ear but gradually this lead into something more academic so, after finishing architecture and guitar studies, I moved to Barcelona in order to study music composition at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), where I graduated with honours. My approach to composition deals with silence, space and musical objects –all of them conceived from an abstract, "architectural" perspective–, but also with possible connections between popular (specially extreme Metal and electronic) and educated music.

 

I combine contemporary music composition with audiovisual one, working sometimes as a live electronics performer as well. Producer/artistic director in the contemporary music ensemble CrossingLines, I am also professor at Taller de Músics Escola Superior d´Estudis Musicals in Barcelona.

 

Awards/Commissions:

2019: "(Un)certain Journey" finalist at Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2019: "L5DD" selected for ScoreFollower´s Youtube platform.

2019: "Acto II" selected for SGAE´s first choreographic laboratory. 

2019: "L5DD" finalist in Prix CIME competition.

2019: Composition of soundtrack for Rijks´Museum booklet.

2019: "L5DD" selected in Somelgrup ensemble´s call for works.

2019:  Season guest composer at L´auditori (Barcelona).

2019: "L5DD" commissioned by Mixtur contemporary music festival (Barcelona).

2019: Composition of soundtracks for Decorté cosmetics.

2019: Composition of soundtracks for Lladró ceramics.

2019: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2019: "Handle with care" selected for the XXII Max Prizes for scenic arts. 

2018: Composition of the soundtrack for the short film "kill Santa".

2018: "The milk" second prize at Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2018: Composition of the soundtrack for the film "House of sweat and tears".

2018: Composition of soundtrack for Starbucks.

2017: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2018: Città di Udine composition competition finalist.

2017: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2017: Composition of soundtrack for KEF LS50 speakers.

2017: "Handle with care" commissioned by Festival Grec (Barcelona).

2017: "Handle with care" winner of Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2016: "Històries Elèctriques" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music festival (pedagogical).

2016: "Birds Food" selected in Mostra Sonora´s call for works (Barcelona).

2016: "Birds Food" selected in Festival Fácyl´s call for works (Salamanca).

2016: "Slicing" selected in Reconsil ensemble´s call for works.

2016: "Of objects and spaces" selected in Somelgrup ensemble´s call for works.

2015: "Black" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle. 

2015: "After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" selected in New Made ensemble´s call for works.

2015: "Windup Maker" winner at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards (short animation film category).

2015: "Of objects and spaces" selected in Lucilin ensemble´s composition summer school.

2015: "Less is more" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle. 

2014: "From guitar" winner of CrossingLines ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2015: Selected in CrossingLines ensemble call for student new pieces.

2014: "From guitar" winner of Somelgrup ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2013: "Writing" winner of Somelgrup ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2013: "Composition for voice" selected in Nonsense vocal ensemble´s call for works.

 

Recordings:

 

";bd" (Joan Jordi Oliver, sax / Laura Picó, piano / Pere Antoni Bujosa, bass)

"After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" (Rubén Parejo, Guitar).

"II-V" (Discordian Comunity Ensemble).

 

Editions:

 

"After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" (Piles Ed.).

Forthcoming projects:

 

2019: "The Milk". Electronic music for Daniel Fernández´s contemporary dancing company.

2020: Pedagogical piece (remain untitled) commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle.

2020: "XY". Orchestral piece commissioned by OBC orchestra.

2020: "White". Techno music reinterpretation project commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle.

2020: Solo piano piece commissioned by Luïsa Espigolé.