Patrick Becker studied musicology, and German literature at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. As an awardee of the scholarship programme “Metropoles in Eastern Europe” of the German Academic Foundation and Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, he conducted eight-months research stay in the Bulgarian capital Sofia in 2017/2018. He is a member of the editorial advisory council of the journal Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik and supervises the editorial work of the Livestream-Project of “betont”, the label of the Berlin University of Arts. Research interests: history of music, music theory, and musicology (19th–20th century), music theatre, instrumental music, Cold War Studies.