Ruben Orio


Percussion player

Rubén Orio website
Rubén Orio (Spain, 1988) is a musician based in Brussels. His work covers contemporary, experimental and improvisational new music formats.

He studied in Barcelona ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya), CODARTS (Arts school of Rotterdam) and HOGENT (High School of Arts Ghent).

Ruben is now a regular player in Ictus ensemble in Brussels. He co-founded TheThirdGuy electric guitar-percussion duo in Brussels, and the FRAMES percussion quartet in Barcelona. He is working also in multidisciplinary projects, together with other artists as the photographer/painter Lore Stessel, choreographers as Meg Stuart, Vera Tussing, Jeanne Colin or Joan Català, and sound artists as Stijn Demeulenaere, Stephan Quix or Hans Roels.

He has been performing in venues and festivals such as Biennale di Venezia, MaerzMusik Berlin, Festival d'automne, Opéra de Paris, Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk, SPOR festival in Aarhus, OSTRAVA days, or MIXTUR festival in Barcelona.

He currently teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, as assistant teacher in the percussion class of Gerrit Nulens. He has been invited by the Youth Orchestra from Spain as an assistant director of Miquel Bernat for Drumming by Steve Reich, as well as to give rhythm workshops at PARTS, the ROSAS dance school in Brussels.


Projects tagged with [Ruben Orio]

DRUMMING with Rosas

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music by Steve Reich

13 events & 1 audiofragment

Rain (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)

Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, music by Steve Reich

15 events, 3 articles & 1 audiofragment

Music for Eighteen Musicians

Music for Eighteen Musicians van Steve Reich : een monument uit de tweede helft van vorige eeuw.

2 events & 1 audiofragment

Gordon / Billone / Lanza / Appelbaum

A weird evening in Kaaitheater. Billone, Gordon, Lanza.

1 event

Michael Gordon | Terry Riley

A minimalist evening in Handelsbeurs.

1 event & 1 article

Liquid Room VI : BERLIN

Four stages, many works and many guests...

1 event

TIMBER in Berlin (Michael Gordon)

The public that surrounds the ensemble assembled in a circle for a 60-minute performance: **Timber** by the New York composer Michaël Go

1 event

Factory !

Antheil in KORTRIJK

1 event

Crumb : Songs of despair and hope

with Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

2 events

only one chance

Percussion quartert

3 events


Chamber music

1 event & 1 article

Proverbs [The Unanswered Question]

Ives, Reich, Bryars

4 events

Ictus invites #1: Dimitriou | The Third Guy

Opening evening!

Holding Present [Ula Sickle]

Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Marina Delicado, Marie Goudot, Ruben Martinez Orio, Michael Schmid, Mohamed Toukabri, Tom Pauwels & Ula Sickle

7 events & 1 article

The Sonic Assistance Agency [concert for teens]

3 events


Brussels Philharmonic, Ictus, Ilan Volkov

1 event & 1 article

Proverbs [at Musica Festival]

Ives, Reich, Bryars

1 event

Sound & Body [revival 2024]

For kids only. Sarhan, Filidei, De Mey, Appelbaum, Pauwels.

2 events

Forces in motion (with Brussels Philharmonic)

Brussels Philharmonic joins Ictus: the orchestra explodes!

2 events

Belgian Music Days

Jung, Emmery, Verlaak, Slinckx

1 event & 1 article

Blogposts tagged with [Ruben Orio]