Carlos Aguilar is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist who believes in creating work that pushes the tradition of performance by creating surreal spectacles with the aid of electronic sound processing and visual technology. In his experimental work, he explores concepts of identity, speculations of the after-life and issues in contemporary society. His classical playing has been described as having “expressed the release of the soul” and his "burnished sound poured forth in unbroken arcs of molten seduction” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). He is the co-founder of ARDE, a chamber music collective focused on expanding the performance practice of a concert through the use of narrative, new technologies and elements of experimental theatre and performance. As a soloist, he works in close collaboration with many young rising composers, premiering new solo and chamber works. Along with composer and electronic musician, Joshua Mastel, he is experimenting with new technologies to expand the sonic capabilities of the flute. He has attended the Banff Arts Centre and SoundSCAPE Festival and has worked and performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Claire Chase, Ashley Fure, Marcos Balter, and Alvin Lucier. He is a San Diego native and is based in New York City.