Studied composition with Max Deutsch (Paris) and attended courses in Darmstadt (Germany). He has a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Complutense University of Madrid. Over 150 of his works have been performed by, among others, the Arditti Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna, ONE, the Orchestra of Paris, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Tokyo, Claude Helffer, José Ramón Encinar, Rafael Frühbeck, Massimiliano Damerini, the SWF Baden- Baden Orchestra, NDR of Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Arbós Trio. He has been professor of composition in Buffalo (New York), Ottawa, Montreal, Madrid, Milan, and Strasbourg, and academician at the Academies of fi ne arts of Madrid and Granada, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Royal Academy of Belgium, as well as Offi cer of Arts and Letters in France and member of the European Society of Culture since 1966. In 1964 he founded the fi rst Electronic Music Laboratory in Spain and the ALEA center in 1965. Among his numerous prizes are the Gold Medal of the King, those of the Spanish Red Cross and the Circle of Fine Arts (Madrid), the Guerrero Foundation Prize, the CEOE Prize for the Arts, the Rennes and Lille Medals (France), the Honegger Prize (Paris), and the Pierre Prize of Monaco. His works are taught and studied in Paris, Madrid, Ueno Gakuen (Tokyo), Instituto di Tella (Buenos Aires), Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome), Elisabeth School of Music (Hiroshima), and UCLA (Los Angeles). The INA (National Audiovisual Institute) has interviewed him for its sound and image archives. His music is published by TONOS (Darmstadt), Salabert (Paris), and Suvini Zerboni (Milan).
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