Carlos Cotallo Solares (b. 1989) is a Spanish composer. His work deals with subjects such as the relationship between music and language, quotation, meter and tempo polyphony, and improvisation. His pieces often focus on a single concept or technique that is interpreted in multiple ways.
Cotallo Solares’ music has been performed internationally in festivals like Seamus, N_SEME, International Summer Courses for New Music (Darmstadt), NYCEMF (New York), SCI National Conference, and Time of Music (Viitasaari). He has worked with ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, handwerk, Accroche Note, Duo Contour, Ensemble Chronophonie, POING, Ensemble Container, Ensemble Alarm, Ensemble Kuraia, and Black Forest Percussion Group.
Carlos recently finished a PhD in composition at the University of Iowa, completing previously a Master's degree at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and a Bachelor's degree at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He performs regularly with the free improvisation trio Wombat.