Santi Vilanova is an audiovisual researcher, sound artist, and contemporary music composer. His recent research combines digital algorithms and sonification engines with classical staves and acoustic ensembles, focusing on the idea of visual music. Together with Eloi Maduell, he is co-founder of the audiovisual research laboratory Playmodes, where projects at the intersection of art and science are developed.
Their works, of international impact, have been showcased at light art festivals, electronic music events, or contemporary art institutions in cities such as Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen, New York, Houston, Shanghai, Madrid, and Barcelona. The artistic research of Playmodes has received recognition from the Ars Electronica festival, the Guthmann Award for innovation in musical instruments, the Laus design awards, and the Visual Music Awards, among other distinctions in the field of art and new media.