reConvert was born as a natural extension of the percussion repertoire of the last seventy years, to become a seal of identity that rejects generic definitions and bets on a continuous work between different artists in which the questioning of the dogmas of the academy is in the foreground.


With difficulties in defining the facet of the percussionist of our time, reConvert raises an aesthetic question without complexes, and that does not feed on the natural limits and definitions of terms. Halfway between percussion and electronics, its projects could well be named with different adjectives, without any of them being able to define them completely and fully.


reConvert carries out activities in Europe, America and Asia, constantly evolving and questioning the uses and bets of resources, techniques and means that it carries out continuously. The instruments, objects, interfaces… are in themselves tools to reach the artistic aims at the service of creation


reConvert was founded in 2013 by Roberto Maqueda & Víctor Barceló. Nowadays reConvert are Lorenzo Colombo and Roberto Maqueda.





Lorenzo Colombo


Lorenzo Colombo is a percussionist and performer dedicated to researching and promoting new music. He is collaborating with contemporary music groups such as: Divertimento Ensemble, MDI Ensemble, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Sentieri Selvaggi.


He has been identified as a promising young performer by the Ulysses. As well he has performed in several festivals, (including the “Manifeste 2016” IRCAM Paris, Warsaw Autumn Festival 2014, Darmstadt Summer Courses 2014, “Biennale Musica 2016” Venice, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017, “Klang Festi- val 2016”, “Rondó Divertimento Ensemble”, MI.TO, Milano Musica,) playing both soloist and chamber music.


Lorenzo works with several chamber music groups trying to explore different languages, including electronics, video and/or installations.



Roberto Maqueda


Heterodox percussionist (and/or artist) interested in avant-garde art, new forms of communication as well as their implementation in the sound-musical creation of our time. He studied with Christian Dierstein, Fred Frith or Håkon Stene. He lives in between Basel (CH) and Copenhagen (DK).


Besides reConvert, his mains projects are y-band, an aesthetic and conceptual review of the current panorama of musical creation. He is also the artistic co-director of the nomadic music platform CONTAINER. In addition he carries out an ongoing work with composers such as Simon Steen-Andersen, Michael Maierhof or Andreas Frank.


He has been part part of the program “Young Artists Promises” of the ULYSSES Platform. In the current season he will be presented at Manifeste Festival, Wien Modern or MaerzMusik. He has been an external professor at the Conservatori Liceu of Barcelona.