Roberto Maqueda is a heterodox percussionist and artist interested in avant-garde art, new forms of communication as well as their implementation in the sound-musical creation of our time. He studied with Christian Dierstein, Fred Frith and Håkon Stene. Maqueda lives in between Basel (CH) and Copenhagen (DK).
His main projects are the duo reConvert, together with Lorenzo Colombo, as well the y-band, working with both on an aesthetic and conceptual review of the current panorama of musical creation. He is also the artistic co-director of the nomadic music platform Container. In addition, he carries out an ongoing work with composers such as Simon Steen- Andersen, Michael Maierhof or Andreas Frank for the development of new repertoire that questions the established limits of percussion. This included his project “[expandING_percussion]”, which was awarded with the Young Creation Award 2017 of INJUVE.
He has been part of the programme Young Artists of the Ulysses Platform. In the current season, he will be present at Manifeste Festival, Wien Modern or MaerzMusik – Festival for time issues. He has been an external professor at the Conservatori Liceu of Barcelona.