Eclectic musician, cellist and composer, he writes music with endless curiosity in very different musical styles such as contemporary music for the stage, soundtracks for films, animation films, world music, flamenco, music for dance, for theater, electronic and electro-acoustic music.
He studied cello and composition with some of the finest educators in Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium and the US such as Jeroen D’hoe (Belgium) and David Rosenboom (US) among other great masters.
In 2012 he obtains his MFA diploma as a Performer-Composer in California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles, California (US).
In 2010 he graduates in Composition with Honors at the Utrecht Conservatorium, The Netherlands.
His works have been presented in The National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Seoul’s cinematheque (2013), XIII Encuentro Iberoamericano de Mujeres en el Arte México-España (Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico D.F. 2013), Danspace Project (New York, 2013), Cannes Film Festival 2012 (France), Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2012 (France), Animafest Zagreb 2012 (Croatia), SOHO International Film Festival New York 2013, San Diego Latino Film Festival 2013, Santa Barbara International Film Festival (US), Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) 2012 (US), PACT Zollverein 2011, Essen (Germany) , San Diego Film Festival (US), HBO N.Y. International Latino Film Festival 2012 (US), Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival 2012 (US), Reel Rasquache Film Festival 2012 (US), Chicago Mexican Film Festival 2012 (US), New Filmmakers Los Angeles Festival 2012 (US), Cine Sol Film Festival Texas (US), Melbourne International Animation Festival 2012 (Australia), Australian International Animation Festival Wagga wagga 2012 (Australia), Animayo International Animation Festival 2012 (Spain), Giant Robot Exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum 2012, Los Angeles (US), Platform International Animation Festival 2012 (Los Angeles), Australian International Animation Festival Newcastle 2012.
As a performer he has participated in different concerts at the REDCAT (Walt Disney Concert Hall), ARC Pasadena (US), Vredenburg (Utrecht) and other important concert halls in The Netherlands and Spain (Madrid).
He has being part of different International Collaborative projects as “A Counterpoint of Tolerance” and the Jakarta Institute of the Arts/Calarts residency collaboration.
In 2012 he creates the “Socio Political Art Collective” as collaborative project inspired on social justice and which aim is to have a constructive resonance in the society.
He was Composer in Residence (guest teacher) in the Utrecht Conservatory for the academic year 2013/14.
Iván is member of the cooperative SMartib