Carles Santos Ventura (b.Vinaroz, July 1, 1940) is a pianist, composer and multifaceted artist. He began to study music since very little (he player piano at the age of 5). He graduated at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona, continuing his studies in Paris and Switzerland. He beegan his professional career as a pianist in 1961, playin gpieces by Bartók, Schönberg and Webern. In 1968 he moved to the US, where he met avant-garde musicians such as John Cage.