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Ramón Paus

Born: 1956

Nationality: Spanish

Publisher: UME

Born 30 Mach 1956, Barcelona, España.

Ramón Paus is a composer with an eclectic background. Having graduated from Barcelona’s prestigious Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz, he was awarded a scholarship by Larry Monroe to continue his studies at Berklee College of Music (Boston). He also studied orchestration with various teachers in Paris and Lyon, as well as classical guitar at the  Conservatorio Superior del Liceo back in Barcelona.

He has earned success in a wide variety of genres. As a film composer he has written soundtracks for Enrique Gabriel’s multi-award-winning Las Huellas Borradas; Gerardo Gormezano’s Sombras Paralelas; Criso Renovell’s Nadie como Tú; and Ignacio Oliva’s upcoming debut feature, La Rosa de Nadie, among others, as well as for the documentary Memoria del Tiempo Devastado, and the shorts Filosofía en el Tocador and La Isla del Papel.

In the theatre, his notable achievements include a commission from the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival to compose a score for Aristophanes’ The Birds, as adapted and directed by Rosa García Rodero; his incidental music for Concierto para 48 Voces, directed by José Sámano with Lola Herrera and Chete Lera, and for Eslavos (Tony Kushner’s Slavs!) at Madrid’s Centro Dramático Nacional (CDN); and his original score for Terentius at the Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana.

In the field of dance he has composed two works, No Vacía and La Noche, for the EnclaveDanza contemporary dance company, as well as a piece for Compañía Y commissioned by the Centro de Nuevos Creadores.

His discography includes the forthcoming Piano Works, a selection of his music for solo piano recorded in 2011 for Warner Classics with the support of Unión Musical Ediciones (UME / The Music Sales Group); Nausica, a CD recorded with his Paisaje al Carbón sextet featuring tracks that fall somewhere between jazz and contemporary music; Azul de Prusia, a double album of chamber music released by the Autor label; and El Violín del siglo XXI, on which violinist Manuel Guillén performs works by a number of Spanish composers, including Ramón Paus.

Ramón Paus’s chamber and orchestral works, meanwhile, have been premiered in countries as far afield as Japan, France, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Rumania, the US and the Netherlands – a list to which Argentina will shortly be added.

He has recently become the first Spanish composer to be signed by Warner Classics and his debut album for the label (Piano Works) is scheduled for release in the near future.

Updated by Unión Musical 2012
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