RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Uruguayan composer and musicologist Coriún Aharonián was born in Montevideo on 4 August 1940. He studied with a series of teachers, including Lauro Ayestarán, Gerardo Gandini, György Ligeti, Luigi Nono, Héctor Tosar, Christian Wolff and Iannis Xenakis.
He wrote a series of books between 1991 and 2014, and was also coordinator of several musicological editions, and sat on various committees. In 2004 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
He wrote mostly chamber and electroacoustic music which has been performed internationally, but he also wrote two stage works and a few orchestral, choral and vocal pieces, plus incidental music for stage productions and film scores. He also taught composition at various universities.
Coriún Aharonián died in Montevideo on 8 October 2017, aged seventy-seven.