Ramón González-Arroyo

Ramón González-Arroyo is a composer and researcher born in Madrid, city in which he started his musical studies, subsequently followed at Utrecht, Den Haag and Paris, with masters as L. de Pablo, C. Bernaola, W. Kaegi, G. M. Koenig and H. Vaggione. He holds a PhD on Ésthetique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts from the University of Paris 8. He is currently member of the Centre de recherche Informatique et Création Musicale CICM-Université de Paris VIII-MSH Paris Nord and has been a member of the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the Kunstuniversität Graz.

Convinced that research is inherently linked to the process of creation, he has combined his creative work with an important research activity, initiating or collaborating with different musical research projects at different European institutions : Institute of Sonology (Holland), IRCAM (France), GMD, ZKM (Germany) or IEM (Austria). FOO, a model of environment for the composition of music with sound synthesis, designed at the ZKM of Karlsruhe, or LISTEN, an European research project embracing a relatively large number of institutions and aiming at the creation of a tool to design and compose "immersive audio augmented environments", are some of his most beloved projects. 

His music, including electroacoustic pieces  (Streams Extremes & Dreams, A Media Luna, Toiles en l'Air), mixed (De la Distance, Charybdis’ Muse & Scylla’s Bloom, Philia-Neikos) or instrumental (Clockwork, Nocturno, ‘Twixt tinged twining threads), has been played at different festivals and concert-season (Wien Modern, Berliner Inventionen, Festival Bartok, Musiques en Scène, Multiphonies, Multimediale). Attracted also by the universe of installations, he has produced purely sound pieces (L'isla des Neumas) or, in collaboration with other artists, multi-disciplinary pieces (Rain-Taps, Raumfaltung), which have been presented at several european museums (KMB from Bonn, Essl Museum at Klosterneuburg, Koldo Mitxelena at San Sebastian).