Maurico Kagel was a German-Argentine composer born in Buenos Aires in 1931. He joined the Agrupación Nueva Musica of Buenos Aires at the age of 16 and had his first piece, PALIMPSESTOS, published in 1950 at the age of 19. He was a co-founder of the Cinémathèque Argentine and also founded the Colon Theatre's orchestra in Buenos Aires. In 1957 he moved to Cologne, Germany, where he lived until his death in 2008. He taught at the International Summer School at Darmstadt as well as State University of New York at Buffalo and at the Berlin Film and Television Academy as a visiting lecturer. He was the professor for new music theatre at the Cologne Conservatory from 1974 to 1997. In 2000 he received the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. He is known for his many contributions to Musical and Contemporary Theatre.
Images excerpted from the November 1970 issue of "Interfunktionen No. 5", edited by Friedrich Wolfram Heubach.
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