- Raquel C. de Arias
(b Córdoba, Argentina, April 13, 1925). Argentine composer. She studied with Honorio Siccardi, Gian Francesco Malipiero and Hermann Scherchen. In 1958 she travelled to France on a French government scholarship and made contact with Pierre Schaeffer’s Groupe de Recherches Musicales at the RTF in Paris. The following year she was one of a group of five composers (the others were Cage, Pousseur, Boucourechliev and Schönbach) to whom the RAI in Milan first opened the doors of its Studio di Fonologia Musicale, enabling her to gain experience of electronic music. The Dos estudios en oposición for tape, which date from this time, mark her out as one of the first Argentine composers to use electronic techniques and resources. She received scholarships to attend the Darmstadt summer courses between 1960 and 1963, and in 1966 worked at the San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, California, where A 7 for cello and tape was written. Returning to Argentina in ...