Originally from Mexico City, Oscar Robles is a musician currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada. He has toured in South America, North America, and Asia. His studies in music began on the acoustic guitar at a young age, and from there he went on to study classical guitar at Mexicos’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). As a teenager, he gravitated toward progressive rock and numerous other forms of music.
Though he had long been experimenting with tapping techniques on electric guitars and alternative ways of tuning them, he made the leap to a touch-style instrument in 2008 when he acquired a Chapman Stick. Since 2021, he has been composing and performing on the U10 Touch Guitar, both as a soloist and with his trio – Ultraviolet. As a solo act, he is known for his live improvisations and use of various effects and loop pedals to layer and create soundscapes. As a member of Ultraviolet, Oscar has been performing on the U10 in festivals and venues throughout West Coast Canada, presenting the group’s original compositions.