- Raquel C. de Arias
(b Rosario, Argentina, Sept 20, 1925; Buenos Aires, Nov 24, 1978). Argentine composer and pianist. She studied at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires and at the University of Illinois. On her return to Argentina she studied contemporary techniques with Juan Carlos Paz and composed her first works, beginning with chamber and symphonic music. From the mid-1960s, while working at the electronic institute of the University of Buenos Aires, she began to add electroacoustic techniques to traditional ones. She was a member of the Agrupación Nueva Música from 1951 until her death (vice-president from 1970) and participated in its educational work.