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Ramon Castillo

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Ramon P. Castillo, D.M.A. Associate Teaching Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Music Department
  • Phone
  • Office
    Durgin Hall - 1st Floor
  • Email


Musicianship & Music Business; Composition, Electroacoustic music, Music technology, Performance

Research Interests

Musicianship & Music Business; Composition; Electroacoustic music; Music technology; Performance.


Composer Ramon Castillo has written for such combinations as clarinet trio with turntable DJ, gamelan with robots and soloists, lyricon with manipulated cheers of frantic Red Sox fans, piano trio with drum set, and accordion with robotic glockenspiel. He is artistic director, composer and performer for the Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble, and he performs regularly with Gamelan Galak Tika. Castillo has composed music for the Kronos Quartet, Gamelan Galak TIka, Alea III, Ensemble Robot, The Loud Objects, and various other ensembles and festivals. He has performed with the Kronos Quartet, Signal, Wu Man, and Terry Riley among others.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Open Text Materials Mini-Grant (), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Michaelsen, G., Williams, A., Castillo, R.P.