Felix Salazar

Born in Los Angeles, California, Felix Salazar is a composer, photographer and guitarist. He received an M.F.A. in Composition from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and a B.A. in Commercial Music from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

Felix is the director and primary arranger of Los Angeles Electric 8.  Felix hopes that his arrangements and compositions with the Electric 8 will expose fans of the electric guitar to fresh and inspiring music. In an attempt to break certain stereotypes associated with the electric guitar and chamber music, Felix bends and blends preconceived ideas and genres, all the while experimenting with fields and the depths of space. 

He photographs for Guild Guitars, Guitar Salon International and Cordoba Guitars. He also produces and promotes performances in Los Angeles, working with production companies & venues: Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Radio, The New York Guitar Festival, Rum & Humble, Spaceland Presents, The Echo & Echoplex, dublab, SASSAS, The Regent Theater, KJAZZ 88.1 FM, Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, World Festival of Sacred Music and the Hollywood Bowl.

Felix is also part of the rock band FeatherWolf. Formed in Los Angeles in 2012, FeatherWolf is an instrumental progressive rock group that mixes dense melodies with the love of retro video game music. http://www.featherwolf.org

In his free time, he also maintains microcosms of various tropical plant and aquatic life.

http://www.felixsalazar.com


Education:
MFA in Composition, CalArts, 2006
BA in Commercial Music, Cal Poly Pomona, 2002

Photo by: Carl Pocket