Francisco Kröpfl

Francisco Kröpfl (born 26 February 1931, in Timișoara) is an Argentinian composer and music theorist. He was born in Timișoara, Romania into a family of Danube Swabians. He studied with Juan Carlos Paz.

In the decade of the 1950s he was one of the pioneers of the methods of electroacoustic music in Latin America. With the technical collaboration of Fausto Maranca, in 1958 he founded the “Estudio de Fonología Musical” at the Universidad de Buenos Aires - the first institutional studio of electronic music in the continent. He was the director of the 'Laboratorio de Música Electrónica del Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales' (CLAEM) of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella between 1967 and 1971.

In 1977 he received a Guggenheim fellowship for music composition. He received the Konex Award in 2009. Among his many pupils were Susana Anton, Oscar Edelstein and Marta Varela. Provided by Wikipedia
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