Phonos Foundation

Phonos Foundation promotes cultural activities around music technology. Working close with the Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Pompeu Fabra University, Phonos promotes social and cultural projects to foster the creation and diffusion of music with technological means. Most of the activity of the Foundation is focused on the  Phonos project.

Phonos was created in 1974 by J.M. Mestres Quadreny, Andres Lewin-Richter and Luis Callejo. For many years it was the only studio of electroacoustic music of Spain.  Most of the musicians that are currently working with technology attended the courses of the Chilean composer Gabriel Brncic at Phonos. In 1982, it became Phonos Foundation, and was registered at the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1984.

From 1994 Phonos Foundation establishes an agreement of co-operation with the Pompeu Fabra University and since then is linked to this institution.


Currently the board of the Foundation:

    Xavier Serra Casals (President)
Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny (Honorary President)
Albert Llanas Rich (vice president)
Andres Lewin-Richter (Secretary)


  • Josep Manuel Berenguer Alarcón
  • Xavier Binefa Valls (DTIC)
  • Gabriel Brncic Isaza
  • Perfecto Herrera Boyer
  • Sergi Jordà Puig
  • Roc Parés i Burgués
  • Eduard Resina Bertran
  • Paul Verschure
  • Fundació Joan Miró represented by Jaume Freixa Janáriz
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra represented by Jaume Casals Pons

The direction of Phonos Foundation:

  • Andrés Lewin-Richter (executive director)
  • Gabriel Brncic (artistic director)

Phonos have the support of:


For comments or more information, contact
Andrés Lewin-Richter