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Guillermo is a guitarist, tango dancer and audio scientist from Argentina. His musical journey started in Bahía Blanca, a coastal city in the Pampas, where he was introduced to tango and folkloric guitar while growing up. After studying classical guitar and majoring in electrical engineering he specialized in building synthesizers and digital tools for music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, where he also created the computer-processed voice for the Oscar-nominated film “Farinelli”. In California he co-founded bands Trio Garufa and Flor de Tango, recording four albums and also collaborating with Seth Asarnow (bandoneon/piano), Raúl Jaurena (bandoneon), Joe Powers (harmonica) and Octavio Brunetti (piano). He has played at the Chicago Symphony Hall, the Oregon Bach Festival, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Castle, Buenos Aires milongas La Viruta, Salón Canning and Confitería Ideal, and the historical Teatro Municipal de Bahía Blanca, where Carlos Gardel performed in 1918. As an audio engineer Guillermo received a Ph.D. with a dissertation on the restoration of old musical recordings at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He has also developed audio technology for Gibson Guitar, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, Silicon Graphics, Creative Labs, Bias and Amazon.

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