Carlos de Castellarnau


Carlos de Castellarnau explores the idea of multiplicity, fragmentation and nonlinearity in music through maximum contrast and heterogeneity. His con- ception of the music is derived from a plastic vision of sound.

Born in Catalonia (Spain) in 1977 is introduced in music as a performer some- what late, in 2000 he started studying classical guitar and music theory. In 2010 he subsequently continued studying composition in Barcelona (ESMUC) and he pursued his studies of composition in CNSMDP of Paris, in 2013 he was ac- cepted in the IRCAM Cursus I . He studied composition with teachers Ramon Humet, Agusti? Charles, Stefano Gervasoni and he has attended a series of courses, seminars and master-classes of several recognized composers. Castellarnau’s music have been recognized and awarded in several competi- tions as 2011 ALEA III Composition Composition of Boston, 2012 first Prize in the Joan Guinjoan Composition Competition, 2012 finalist at the 4th Synther- mia Composition Competition, 2nd prize in the “Premio di Trieste 2012”, INA/GRM Banc d’Essais 2013.