Who we are

Felix Pastor (Madrid, 1974) is a composer interested in exploring and adapting traditional composing techniques to new formats and environments. His composition and the numerous collaborations with other artists have given him the opportunity to explore many of his diverse interests such as architecture, interactivity, sound design, programming, film and art.

He is a full time professor at the department of Music Theory and Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) where he teaches courses related to electronic music, music analysis and sound art. He is also a member of the IES Study Abroad faculty in the Barcelona campus.

Felix has a BA in Jazz Composition (Berklee College of Music, 2001), a MA in Composition and Film Scoring (NYU-Steinhardt School of Education, 2004) and a PhD in Composition (State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2011). He has studied with many different composers and artists from different styles that have shaped, each in their own way, his way of approaching sound, music and art. Some of these have been Morton Subotnick, Dinu Ghezzo, Ken Pullig, Sheila Silver, Deniz Hughes, Dan Weymouth, Richard Boulanger and Daria Semegen.

He has participated in a variety of projects both in Europe and the US as a composer, performer, director and artist. He has also been involved in the design and evaluation of several higher education degree programs in collaboration with AQU and Orpheus Institute.

Enric Guaus (Barcelona, 1974) is a researcher at the Musical Creation and Performance research group at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and the Music Information Research Lab of the Music Technology Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

He is a associate professor of the Sonology Department at the ESMUC. Enric is also assistant professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives (ENTI).

He obtained a PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communications in 2009 at UPF with a dissertation on automatic music genre classification. His current research is divided between music information retrieval and human auditory perception. His previous studies are in between the electronics engineering and music (piano in both classic and jazz traditions).

His artistic work is focused on field recordings, sound installations and what he calls “subtile augmentation of acoustic instruments”.

Enric is member of the Observatori de Prevenció Auditiva per als Músics (OPAM) and participates in the Phonos-Makerspace.