The percussionist Miquel Bernat is one of the main driving forces behind the international new music scene, his performing and teaching work contributing permanently to the revelation of percussion as an artistic medium. His work as director, teacher, composer or performer ranges over the most diverse types of music, including art music, experimental music with electronics, or popular and vernacular music, often interacting in diverse artistic disciplines. A musician of great versatility, he has played with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and with the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, among others. He was a member of the Rotterdam Duo Contemporain between 1992 and 2003, and founder and active member of the Ictus Ensemble in Brussels. He has presented performances –some as soloist– with the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker of the company ROSAS (Just Before, Drumming Live, Rain, April me and Steve Reich Evening). He has also participated in the contemporary dance spectacles Natural Strange Days, by Roberto Olivan (Spain) and Psappha of the Ballet Gulbenkian (Portugal). In 1999, he founded Drumming, in Porto, one of the most dynamic percussion ensembles on the international scene.