Mauricio Kagel

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1931 — Cologne, Germany, 2008

  • Composer

The key representative of musical postmodernism in Europe, Mauricio Kagel questioned tradition through a series of highly subversive works. Additionally a pioneer of musical theater, he allowed for a review of concert music conventions. The quintessential “Kalegian” spirit is to be found in the series Rrrrrrr… an “ethnomusicologcal forgery” of American jazz.

Translation / Adaptation: Peggy Niloff [iv-13]