Tom Pauwels (Bornem, Belgium, 1974). Since 2002 he has worked as the guitarist and co-artistic leader for the new music ensemble ICTUS (Brussels). Project-wise, he performs with the Anglo-Belgian octet Plus-Minus. Within the frame of the School of Arts in Gent he has developed an advanced master program 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. His broad interest in performance has led to collaborations with choreographers as Xavier Le Roy, Maud Le Pladec and Andros Zins-Browne.