A discordian musician, mostly self-taught. His major formal musical education comes from aproximately 3 years of particular lessons and friendship with catalan composer Joan Carles Sender. As a composer/arranger his first experience comes from working as musical producer for TV and short films since around 1998, immediately after completing a degree in sound engineering. In October 2001 he moved to Barcelona, where he currently lives. Since then he has developed his own compositional style, influenced by rock, jazz, avant garde, serialism, noise, hardcore and other genres.
In 2008 together with Arco y Flecha Productions he co-created The Filthy Habits Ensemble, an 8 piece band that intertwines instrumental music by Frank Zappa with free improvisation. After its conception this ensemble has played in various Jazz festivals in Spain (Terrassa, Pamplona, Sigüenza, Vic, Tárrega, Cantabria, etc.) and in major european Zappa festivals like the Zappanale (Germany) and Zappamundo Festivals (Portugal). They were recently invited to play at Jazzahead! festival in Bremen. Their repertory has been expanded to play music by other authors, including Igor Stravinski, Les Baxter, Edgar Varese and himself.
In April 2011 he created Discordian Records, a Net Label for independent music that has its own recording facilities in Barcelona, Spain. Originally conceived as a platform for interchange between musicians dedicated to the search of new and strange forms of expression it has become a referent for Barcelona’s underground avant music scene. He records/produces projects of musicians mostly from the improvising musical scene in Barcelona, as well as his own projects.
El Pricto has been comissioned to compose for the European Jazz Network, The Italian Instabile Orchestra, The Latin American Contemporary Music Festival, among others.
“A discordian is anyone willing to look at windmills and concede that they might be giants”