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Márton DORNBACH is assistant professor of German Studies at Stanford Universit, where he teaches modern intellectual and literary history. His current research projects deal with Kantian aesthetics and with formal experimentation in post-Kantian philosophical writing. He recently published an article on Schopenhauer's use of optical analogies, and his forthcoming paper analyzes the current crisis in Hungary with a view to its Austro-Hungarian roots.

Cordula PAETZOLD was born in 1969 in Germany. Studies in music, mathematics, philosophy, musicology, and management in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oldenburg. PhD dissertation on the composition technique of Brian Ferneyhough within the cycle “Carceri d’Invenzione” (printed by Wolke Verlag, 2010). Since 2001 Lecturer for music theory and ear training at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart; conference “Microtonality: Praxis and Utopia” in June 2011.

Yuval SHAKED was born on February, 16 1955 in Kibbuz Geser, Israel. 1966, at the age of eleven, he started to study classic guitar and, two years later, clarinet. After his schooling and three-year military service he studied at the Rubin Music Academy at Tel Aviv University and, from 1981, "New Music Theatre" with Mauricio Kagel at the music academy in Cologne. In the years 1985-1999 he lectured at the Open University in Tel Aviv and from 1985 he was lecturer at the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv. He has been editor of the magazine IMI-News of the Israel Music Institute from 1990 to 1996 and since 1992 he has been a member of the editorial advisory board of the magazine Musik-Texte. In 1994 he was granted a scholarship by the Culture Fonds Foundation of Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany. In 1995, 1996 and 2005 he gave master classes in composition at the Music Academie Lviv, Ukraine. In the years 2000-2008 Yuval Shaked was Director of the Feher Jewish Music Centre in the Diaspora Museum, Tel-Aviv. From 2001 he was lecturer at Haifa University where he is now Director of the Music Department. He has published many essays as well as the book Music in Development (in Hebrew). His works are being performed and broadcast by various radio stations mainly in Europe. His trio "40malige Gegenwart und Rückmeldung" has been recorded in 2009 by Trio Accanto. The CD was released by Edition Zeitklang.





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