Octavi Rumbau focuses on the search for new sound spaces of interaction between electronic and instrument, as well as to deepen into the malleability of musical time. He started his studies with Enric Palomar, Yoshihisa Taïra and Agustin Charles. Afterwards, he moved to Paris to study Composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Frédéric Durieux. He also attended the Cursus in musical computing at IRCAM. He has been commissioned by Auditori de Barcelona, Barcelona Orchestra, Fundació Tàpies, ME_MMIX, CrossingLines Ensemble, Bcn216, Festival d’Òpera de Butxaca, UMS’n JIP/Festival Mixtur, Rémi Durupt, Miguel-Ángel Lorente, etc. He has also collaborated, among others, with the Ensemble Multilatérale, Taller Sonoro, Ensemble Links, Funktion, Lorraine Orchestra, Balearic Orchestra, Alberto Menchén, Laurent Durupt, Jan Gerdes or Philippe Spiesser. He has received distinctions from the Frederic Mompou Composition Prize in 2005, the first Dolors Calvet i Prat Composition Prize in 2008, the Colegio de España and Instituto de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) award in 2012, the aid for young creators of Fundació Phonos of Universitat Pompeu i Fabra in 2012 and the First Prize at the Berliner Opernpreis in 2013.