Keynote Speakers

Carmen Baliero

Carmen Baliero is a composer born in Buenos Aires. As a child, she studied at the Collegium Musicum. She then pursued her studies with Lucía Maranca, who put her into the path of piano performance and New Music. Through her, she got to know the music of Arnold Schönberg, Juan Carlos Paz, Béla Bartók, among others. She studied composition at the University of La Plata, where she worked with composers Mariano Etkin, Garardo Gandini and Sergio Hualpa. She works in the field of experimental as well as popular music, and has written music for several theatre plays. Among her latest collaborations, we can mention: the direction of the monologue Molly Bloom, from James Joyce’s Ulysses, performed by Cristina Banegas (2011); the music for the Leopoldo Marechal’s Antígona Velez, directed by Pompeyo Audivert (2011); Anton Chéjov’s El jardín de los cerezos, directed by Helena Tritek (2014); and the concert Centésimas del Alma, musicalizing Violeta Parra’s poems by the same name (2012), released by Acqua Records (2015). She is the author of La música en el teatro y otros temas (Buenos Aires: INTeatro Editorial, 2016). WEB

Björn Heile

Professor Björn Heile teaches post-1900 music at the University of Glasgow. He received an MA in Musicology and English and American Literature from the Technische Universität (Berlin) and his PhD from the University of Southampton. He was Head of the Department of Music at University of Sussex. He specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and promotes integrative approaches, whereby different forms of music – popular, classical, traditional, jazz, western and non-western – are not studied in isolation from one another but comparatively. His expertise is greatest in avant-garde and experimental music (notably that of Mauricio Kagel) and jazz. He is the author of The Music of Mauricio Kagel (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) and the editor of The Modernist Legacy: Essays on New Music (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009) as well as the co-editor (with Martin Iddon) of Mauricio Kagel bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik: Eine Dokumentation (Hofheim: Wolke, 2009). WEB

Christina Richter-Ibáñez

Christina Richter-Ibáñez is researcher and lecturer in musicology at the University of Tübingen. She studied music education, applied musicology, education and business administration (MA) at the University of Magdeburg and received her PhD from the University of Stuttgart in 2013. Her dissertation focused on the youth of Mauricio Kagel and the musical life in Buenos Aires during 1946-1957, for which she examined archives in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Bonn and at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basilea. Christina Richter-Ibáñez  was also a part of the Balzan Research Project, directed by Reinhard Strohm (2016/2017), and worked as a senior scientist at Paris Lodron University in Salzburg in 2018. She is the author of Mauricio Kagels Buenos Aires (1946-1957). Kulturpolitik – Künstlernetzwerk – Kompositionen (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2014), and co-editor (with Andreas Meyer) of Übergänge. Neues Musiktheater – Stimmkunst – Inszenierte Musik (Mainz: Schott, 2016). WEB