Camilo Salazar is a guitarist, composer, sound artist and sound engineer. He began studying sound engineering and classical guitar at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in his home country of Colombia. In 2001 he relocated to New York to continue studies in classical guitar. He was later offered a scholarship at the University of North Texas where he was awarded a BMus (Hons) and MMus degree in composition and computer music. He is currently an active performer and sound engineer in the London area.
Before joining Morley College in 2009, Camilo spent a year as an artist-in-residence at MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) of University of Manchester, where he was commissioned to create a new work based on materials from the Delia Derbyshire archive.
Camilo's electronic works have been performed internationally at the International Computer Music Conference (Denmark and USA), SEAMUS (USA), Electronic Music Midwest Festival (USA), Electric LaTex (USA), Vientos Cruzados (Colombia), Synthèse (France), Sanctuary Loop (USA), OK Electric (USA), Short Circuit at the Roundhouse (UK), and the Sensoria Festival (UK).
Camilo is an active promoter and curator of sound art. While living in the USA, he curated a series of events to promote Colombian sound artists (ColombiAcústica). Since relocating to the UK he has curated several sound art exhibitions at Morley Gallery and he is currently coordinating the launch of The Engine Room Sound Art International Competition and exhibition.
As a sound engineer Camilo has worked in a number of recording studios and venues in Colombia, the USA and the UK, across a wide range of genres. Recently he has primarily worked with jazz and classical musicians including Grammy Award winners Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance (Bill Laurance Trio, Morcheeba, Snarky Puppy, Chris Porter), Markus Brutscher, Brian Ellsbury, Maria Camahort, Rhianna Kenny ( Lianna Las Havas, John Newman, The Fix), Flavio Li Vigni (Pete Churchill, Bob Wellins), Nate Werth (Michael Spiro, Snarky Puppy, Eric Krasno, Bernarn Wright).