Sebastian Suarez-Solis (b. 1999) is a sonic and visual artist whose works range from musical compositions to visual pieces, installations, performances, and happenings. A Caracas-born Venezuelan-American artist, their dialectic output is derived from the ablation of established performance practice, injecting elements of spontaneity, irreverence, and profane action into their works wherever possible (as in their prepared harpsichord solo Seven Sounds for Strings). Be it a 15' scrolling-cell-score-video-game-music tapestry, a concerto for film cameras, sonic sculptures, paintings, MaxMSP patches, video installations, or countless, countless noise sets, Sebastian has their hands in many forms of expression. As a performer, they have recently been playing drum set, amplified bass viola da gamba, prepared guitar, harpsichord (prepared and otherwise), and laptop, focusing on free improvisation, fluxus performance, and low-fidelity methods of amplification.
Sebastian recently completed their masters in music composition at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University under Sky Macklay, Oscar Bettison, Michael Hersch, and Felipe Lara. They have recently worked with ensembles like Parker Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Alexandre Ribeiro, Trio Immersio, Estrella Consort, TORCH Collective, among other groups and personal commissions. They are a co-founder of Dex Digital Sample Library, an online, open-access collection of Creative Commons commissioned recordings.