Born in Madrid in 1941. He dropped out of the Engineering and Telecommunications School to attend the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he studied the piano, harmonics, counterpoint and composition. In 1968, he obtained a diploma for teaching composition.

Between 1966 and 1970, he studied instrumentation with Günther Becker during the Darmstadt Summer Courses. In 1969, thanks to a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation, he trained at the Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music Institute at the University of Ghent. The following year one of his first electroacoustic works (Rabelaisiennes, for prepared guitar, magnetic tape and filters) was nominated for the Gaudeamus Festival Award.

He belonged to the Koan group, as both compositor and musician, during its early period (1967-1970). In 1969, he started to work with the Alea laboratory in Madrid. Between 1970 and 1972, he was part of the Alea Música Electrónica Libre group, the first Spanish group playing electroacoustic music live.

In 1976, he moved to Barcelona where he worked closely with the Phonos Laboratory.

In 1983, he founded Obert-Art Actual, in cooperation with Rafael Santamaria. They organized the Sis Dies d'Art Actual, multimedia festivals in Barcelona three years running, from 1983 to 85. In 1985, with Gabriel Brncic and Claudio Zulian, he started Multimusica, a group specializing in live electroacoustic music.

One of the characteristics of his work since 1969 is the almost total abandon of traditional instruments in favor of electroacoustic sources. He generally interprets his own work in concerts, combining magnetic tapes, synthesizers and processors in real time - often accompanied by videos or other elements created by visual artists.


Among the most imposing examples of this cooperation with these plasticians are: “Calidoscopi” (1976), an audiovisual spectacle with lights sculptures by Eduardo Magliano, Sala Zeleste, Barcelona ; “ Per a Matar·ho ” (1977), a performance with the painter Ferrán García Sevilla, Mataró, Barcelona ; “Dempeus Assegut Agenollat” (1981), an action with Rafael Santamaria, Espai 10 - Foundation Miró, Barcelona ; “Sottovoce” (1983), musical environment for a video installation by Rafael Santamaria, Metrònom Gallery, Barcelona ; “Vilafranca-Eclipsi” (1985), video installation with Carles Pujol, Sant Joan’s Chapel, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona ; “El Lloguer del Miraller” (1987), performance with Rafael Santamaria, Tramesa d'Art en favor de la creatividad, Palau de la Música, Valencia ; “Alteraciones” (1989), a spectacle with sound sculptures and lights with the painter Toni Rueda, Encontre de Compositors X, Palau Solleric, Palma de Majorca ; “Electroacústica, Visuales y Grand Chapeau Chinois” (1991), performance with photography by Santiago Torralba, 4 Minimalismos 4, Autumn Festival of the Madrid Community ; “Tócame una poloniesa” (1993), Foundation Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona and “Ressó, Imatges • Performance Electroacústica” (1994), Foundation Pilar y Joan Miró, Palma de Majorca, concerts with slides by Santiago Torralba and videos by Carles Pujol ; “Música imaginada” (1996), spectacle with films and slides by Santiago Torralba and Pablo Arribe, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid ; “L'Arc” (1997), installation with Carles Pujol, Caixa de Manresa, Manresa, Barcelona; "Einai"(1998), video with Eugeni Bonet; "Sugar Cane" (2000), Instalation with Xabela Vargas, Huelva Museum. Voz (2001), film by Javier Aguirre; El sueño de Akshoo (2004), video by Ana de Alvear; Dispersión de la luz (2005), film by Javier Aguirre; Glosa a Acariño (2007) soundtrack for a fragment of the film "Acariño galáctico" by José Val del Omar; Etoile de mer (2009), soundtrack for a film by Man Ray; Brief Fast Ambrosia (2010), video by Carlos Urbina; Beyond us (2010), show with multi-channel video by Ana de Alvear and electroacoustic octophonic device; 1 + 1 = 1 (2011), video show by Santiago Torralba and electroacoustic octophonic device; Un día como hoy (2013), video by Ana de Alvear.

He is the author of three electroacoustic operas: «Uno es el Cubo · fantasía kepleriana en cinco sólidos perfectos»,«Dulce mal» and «Ritmos de vidrio roto», all premiered in the International Festival of Contemporary Music of Alicante (1995, 1999 and 2010 respectively).

Co-founder of the ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF SPAIN, he was the President between 1988 and 1994, heading the first and second (1990 and 1992) PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO International Festival. He is currently a member of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC OF BOURGES and of the AREA OF ACOUSTIC CREATION FOUNDATION of Mallorca.

In 1994, he was awarded the Magisterium of the Grand Prix International de Musique Électroacoustique in Bourges (France).

In 1996 he moved to Huelva, where he founded MUSICAL CREATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES and the DIÁFANO electroacoustic music studio. In 2000 he created the CONFLUENCES, ART AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE GATEWAY TO THE MILLENNIUM CYCLE, backed by the Junta de Andalucía, which he directed until its disappearance in 2006. In 2003 he created the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MINIATURES, which has been held seven times under the sponsorship of the Junta de Andalucía. In 2006 he created and directed until 2008 the INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MUSIC AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGIES of the University of Seville.