Since 2002, Tom Pauwels (°1974) has worked as the guitarist and co-artistic leader for the Brussels-based new music ensemble Ictus. He also performs with the Anglo-Belgian octet Plus-Minus. Within the frame of the School of Arts in Ghent he has developed an advanced master programme with emphasis on contemporary chamber music in collaboration with the SPECTRA ensemble and Ictus. Since 2010, he has taught guitar at the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt (DE). His broad interest in performance has led to collaborations with choreographers such as Xavier Le Roy, Maud Le Pladec and Andros Zins-Browne.