Benjamin de la Fuente studied composition first at the CNR in Toulouse and then at the CNSM in Paris, where he received two First Prizes. He graduated with a Master’s in Musicology from the University of Paris VIII and then attended the IRCAM, following its curriculum in composition and musical computer-studies. He had a residency at the Villa Medicis in Rome when he was in his early Thirties, and since then he has been active as a composer and improviser, notably with his own group Caravaggio (with Samuel Sighicelli, Bruno Chevillon and Eric Echampard). Benjamin has also written instrumental pieces for various ensembles and orchestras (Ictus, Ars Nova, TM+, the Radio France Philharmonic, the Percussions de Strasbourg, the National Orchestra in Lyon…), not to mention music for films and theatre (“L’Amour est un crime parfait”, Jean-Marie & Arnaud Larrieu). He is regularly invited to give Master Classes in improvisation and composition.