Carles Santos (Vinaròs, 1940) began his career as a pianist and then linked with other creative disciplines: musical composition, sculpture, photography, performance, poetry and dramaturgy. Santos is part of Catalan avant-garde tradition that collapsed in the Civil War. In 1967 he composed and performed the Concert irregular (Irregular Concert) by Joan Brossa to commemorate the 75th anniversary since de birth of Joan Miró. The poetry of Joan Brossa and the symbolic plastic Joan Miró influenced the design scenic and musical creation. In 1968, thanks to a grant from the March Foundation, moved to the United States where he met John Cage. During the 70s, he began to produce works for the cinema with Pere Portabella, Jordi Cadena, Gonzalo Herralde or Carles Duran. It is also in this decade when, together with Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, founded the Grup Instrumental Català (GIC) (Catalan Instrumental Group) and decided to play only his work as a composer. Since then, the piano goes beyond the musical reference to become an icon of his art.