Ramon Castillo earned his doctorate in music composition from Boston University where he studied with Lukas Foss, Sam Headrick and Theodore Antoniou. He teaches composition at the Berklee College of Music. Ramon often has a unique approach to musical scoring. He has written for such combinations as clarinet trio with turntable DJ, gamelan with robots and soloists, lyricon with manipulated cheers of frantic Red Sox fans, string trio with drum set, and accordion with robotic glockenspiel. He recently finished Caution: Wedding Cake/ Gastromusicology for the Kronos Quartet as part of a Berklee Faculty Fellowship. The piece will feature analog synthesis and manipulated readings of various recipes.