Aleix Tobias Sabater
Born in 1976, he studied drums at the Escola de Música de Badalona and Taller de Músics de Barcelona with David Xirgu, Àlex Ventura and Tito Busquets, and percussion with Ernest Martínez and Enildo Rasúa. He complements this academic training with long stays in West Africa and Turkey.
Percussionist and drummer attracted by world music and new sounds. He travels through all continents, being able to know different languages of percussion, until, thanks to Eliseo Parra, gets in touch with the tradition of the Iberian Peninsula. He is the creator and director of Coetus, Iberian percussion orchestra, project in which he has managed to give his own language to these traditional instruments adapting the proposal to the current context. In addition to playing for half the world with the orchestra, he teaches countless workshops spreading the Iberian percussion and everything that surrounds it.
As an interpreter he is also a member of Tactequeté since its foundation, also collaborating with formations and soloists like Misirli Ahmed, Eliseo Parra, Las Migas, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Erkan Ogur, Erkan Irmak, Carles Dènia, Cia. Elèctrica Dharma, Refree, Kepa Junkera, Xirriquiteula Teatre, La Fura dels Baus, Martí Serra, La Compañía de Danza Emilio Hernández, Elisabet Raspall, Marina Rossell, Big Band Miguel Angel Blanco and Jerry Gonzalez, Camut Band, The Shica, Maracatu, Jaime Basulto, Lídia Pujol, Almasala, Angelika Akbar, Toc Mut, Llama, Eduard Iniesta … at festivals such as Flamenco of Ciutat Vella de Barcelona, The Royal Festival Hall, Newcastle, Morges, The Opera House in Cairo, Tàrrega, Encontres de Percussió … His extensive studying and musical sensitivity have led him to work also as a music producer.