Country:   Argentina
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* Biography * Prizes * Works o 1950-1959 o 1960-1969 o 1970-1979 o 1980-1989 o 1990-1999 o 2000-2008 * Current * Discography o A-F o H-R o S-Z * Photos * Films * Books * Radioplays * Links * Contact umri ⩠" ⩢" Mauricio Kagel was born in Buenos Aires on the 24th December of 1931, from a Jewish family with both Russian and German origins. His family name Kagel (adopted by his grandfather), has German origins, and also a small town near Berlin is called so. He took private lessons of singing, orchestra conducting, piano, violoncello, organ, among also with Ginastera and Paz. His father gave him the first musical lessons but his first piano teacher was Vincenzo Scaramuzza, a pianist from Crotone, of whom, Mauricio Kagel, has kept a fervent souvenir for the rest of his life. At the university of Buenos Aires he studied with other teachers philosophy and literature, among them was also Jorge Luis Borges. He joined the AGRUPACION NUEVA MUSICA of Buenos Aires at the age of only 16 years old. In 1950, his first composition has been published, PALIMPSESTOS, for an “a capella” mixed choir and also DOS PIEZAS PARA ORCHESTRA. In 1950 he became the co-founder of the Cinémathèque Argentine. In 1954 he founded the Colon Theatre's orchestra in Buenos Aires. Collaborating with the periodical “Nueva Vision” he starts getting interested in photography and cinema. In 1957 he moves to Köln. He takes interest in the study of electronic music, phonetics and science of communication at Meyer-Eppler in Bonn. From 1958 he will be occupied in conducting orchestras. In 1960 he founded the "Kölner Ensemble für Neue Musik". From 1960 until 1964 he teaches as professor at the “Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik” in Darmstadt. From 1961 he will direct many concerts, travelling through Europe and America. From 1964 he works mainly in theatrical activities. Writing his own movies, he will direct most of them, later produced by television. In 1964-1965 he's nominated “Slee-Professor” for composition at the State University of New York in Buffalo. In 1967 he is professor, as guest of honour, at the academy for cinema and television in Berlin. In 1968 he is director of the “Skandinavische Kurse für Neue Musik” in Göteborg. In 1969 he is director of the “Institut für Neue Musik” at the Rhineland’s conservatory and from 1969 until 1975 he directs the Kölner Kurse für Neue Musik. Accedssed 8.8.2009 from
15 Selected Statements
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Con Voce Composition Germany Germany Edit
Musica para la Torre Composition / Performance 1953 Argentina Edit
Antithesis Composition 1962 Edit
Prima Vista Composition 1964 Edit
Diaphonie Composition 1964 Edit
Der Schall Composition Deutsche Grammophon, Germany, DGG 2561039, 1969 1968 Germany Edit
Ein Aufnahmezustand Radiowork/Hörspiele Germany 1969 Germany Edit
Unter Strom Performance 1969 Germany Edit
ACUSTICA LP Album Deutsche Grammophon 2707 059 1971 Germany Edit
Staatstheater MusicalPerformance / Theatre / Ballet 1971 Germany Edit
Ludwig van Film Germany 1971 Germany Edit
Two Man Orchestra Performance / Sculpture / Installation 1971 Germany Edit
MM 51 Film music for Piano 1977 Edit
RRRRRRR....Eine Radiophantasie Radiowork/Hörspiele 1981 Germany Edit
Nah und Fern Sound Composition / Radio 1993 Germany Edit