The Third Guy (ESP/SLO)
Rubén Orio (Spain, 1988), is a musician based in Brussels. Being a percussionist has allowed him to surf and search in the huge possibilities that percussion offers along his career. Not being attached to any concrete instrument, and being open to new sources of sounds is what leads his interest in music. Working with other artistic disciplines as dance, sound art or performance is part of his interests.
Rubén is formed in Barcelona ESMUC (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya), CODARTS (Arts school of Rotterdam) and HOGENT (Gent University). He has been performing in venues and festivals such as Biennale di Venezia, MaerzMusik Berlin, Opéra de Paris, Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk, SPOR festival in Aarhus, OSTRAVA days, Romanian Athenaeum or MIXTUR festival in Barcelona.
Cofounder of FRAMES percussion quartet and TheThirdGuy electric guitar-percussion duo, Rubén is a regular player in ICTUS Ensemble in Brussels and deFilharmonie Orchestra in Antwerpen.