June 11, 2021
Raúl Reymundi was born and raised in San Juan, PR. After training at el Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, he went on to obtain a BA in Popular Music with a concentration in guitar performance from la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
His work draws inspiration from nature and entropy, using improvisation and chance to explore the sounds and textures of minimalism, musique concrete, ambient, shoegaze, and electronic dance music.
Raúl has been a part of the island’s DIY music scene for two decades and is a member of the electronic indie band Balún, where he plays electric guitar. Their album “Prisma Tropical” was featured on NPR, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone Magazine. Most recently, they composed the music for the podcast “La Brega”, a co-production from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios. Their concert film “Punto de Encuentro”, created for the Brandeis MusicUnitesUS residency under the direction of renowned Puerto Rican filmmaker and performance artist Gisela Rosario Ramos, premiered at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival.
Driven by a passion for community organizing and supporting independent creators, he currently leads the Community Support team at Kickstarter.
Raúl lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and their pup, Stevie María Nicks.