Luengo, Maria Teresa (Eduarda)
- Raquel C. de Arias
(b Quilmes, Nov 25, 1940). Argentine composer. She graduated in composition and musicology from the Catholic University of Argentina in 1969. Between 1973 and 1980 she experimented with a personal language influenced by ethnic music (as in Cuatro soles, 1973), which she later consolidated (in Navegante, 1983). Using consonant and dissonant ‘regions’, differentiated by particular groupings of small intervals, she builds modules of sounds and silence that have an archaic atmosphere and sonority, but without reference to Argentine or Latin American folk music. Most of her works are for chamber groups, using various combinations of instruments. They have won many prizes. Luengo also teaches contemporary techniques and in 1990 instituted a course in electro-acoustic composition at the National University in Quilmes.