Conrad Setó was born in 1958 in Montblanc (Tarragona). In 1967 he began his activity as a professional musician and established the contemporary chamber music group Tanit. He has served as a member of several instrumental groups as a pianist and has held numerous concerts in Spain and abroat, accompanied by such performers as Àngel Pereira (vibraphone), Quim Soler (percussion), Víctor Valls i Joan Garrobé (guitars), Quim Ollé (flute), Iwona Burzynska (violin), Rafael Esteva (double bass) o Daniel Levy (drums), among others.
He has recorded more than ten discs of his own music. The double LP titled Joc de Dames (Game of Draughts) won him first prize for best original recording awarded by the Government of Catalonia. He has participated in the European Festival Jazz of Lemans (France) and in the 1st New Age Exhibition of León alongside such international musicians as H. J. Roedhelius and Wim Mertens.
In 1983 he accomplished his first interdisciplinary spectacle at the Barcelona festival Grec'83 with the work Impressions Cromàtiques (Chromatic Impressions). Ultimately he developed a pictorial-musical project with the painter from Reus, Lluís Sànchez Abelló.
He has worked with the country's best musicians, including, for example, Lluís Llach, Jordi Sabatés, Toti Soler, Núria Feliu, Marina Rossell or the late Ovidi Montllor.
His some 500 compositions are heterogeneous as much in terms of style as in terms of the instrumental formations for which they have been written.
Currently he divides his energy between pedagogy, concerts, and composition.
The language of these seven short pieces by Conrad Setó is a skin-deep colorist lyricism (or a lyric colorism), musical expression at its most complete.