Luis Codera Puzo
Luis Codera Puzo is a composer, performer of electric guitar and modular synthesizers and curator. He was initially self-taught, later studying various instruments in different genres and finally focusing on composition.
After a period in which he worked with the main European ensembles of new music (including Klangforum Wien, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Quatuor Diotima and many others) at numerous international festivals, his most recent career has focused on the creation of long pieces that make up entire programs. These projects are often initiated, produced and coordinated under his direction, allowing him to take care of all the aspects involved in his music.
Luis Codera Puzo has always been interested in the curation of new music and sees the act of listening as an essential component of his work. In 2009 he founded CrossingLines, acting as artistic director until 2017, by which point he had consolidated the group as the leading Catalan setting for the creation of new music. In 2016 he created OUT·SIDE, a series of unusual music concerts in art centres. After OUT.SIDE he created OUT·, an enterprise devoted to the management and curation of several cultural activities.
He has received the support of several institutions and foundations, including the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composition Prize and the Leonardo Scholarships of the BBVA Foundation awarded to creators and researchers. He also has received different grants and aid from the Catalan, Spanish, German and French ministries of culture.