1st International Congress of Musicology

Athens Goethe Institute, 25-27 February 2002


Konstantinos D. Kakavelakis

He was born in Athens in 1960. He studied piano with I. Margariti and M. Koutouvale, and theory with J. Ioannides, Andreas Carbone and J. A. Papaioannou. He was also taught contemporary techniques in composition by Theodore Antoniou.
In 1982 he settled in Germany, where he continued his studies at the Music Conservatory and the Music Academy of Köln, under Bojidar Dimov, and made the acquaintance of Luigi Nono. Kakavelakis has also participated in Xenakis’ Seminars in Delphi. He completed his studies in composition with Dimitris Terzakis and Günther Becker at the Robert Schumann Music Academy in Düsseldorf. Studies on musicology, byzantinology, philosophy and communication research at the University of Bonn under Martin Zenck, Errich Trapp, W. Kluxen, H. Hess, J. Simon. He continued his studies, in musicology with Constantin Floros at the University of Hamburg, in philosophy with Chr. Axelos, but also in composition with G. Ligeti, whose Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures he studied in depth, in connection with his Ph.D. dissertation in musicology. Central subject in his studies is the communicative and philosophical background of contemporary music, but concurrently problems referring to the music tradition of Crete.