Roméo Monteiro, percussionist and composer, was born in 1978 in France and studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon. During his student days, he specialised in the combination of instrumental and electronic music. He also plays jazz piano and frequently uses machines, objects and everyday items in his music – especially with his ensemble Trio de Bubar. He has worked with composers like José-Miguel Fernández, Federico Schumacher, Cristian Morales-Ossio and Vincent-Raphaël Carinola, composing for ensembles like U in Estonia, Trio Yarn, Aashti Ensemble, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and Spat’sonore. His works for the theatre include music for the company The Guest by Yuval Pick and music for Guillaume Perrot’s Les Enfants Bâtisseurs. To this day, Roméo Monteiro regularly visits Southern India to study classical Carnatic music. There, he works with teachers like Balakrishna Kamath and Manik Munde. He is a member of the post-jazz quartet Les Emeudroïdes and founded the unusual Trio de Bubar in 2002 (Chiaroscuro, Dans l’Ombre de Norman McLaren and most recently Bubaropolis). As a soloist and ensemble member, he has performed on many stages throughout Europe, America and Asia.