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Volker Straebel

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lecturer | Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (M.A.)

Volker Straebel (1969) is a musicologist focusing on experimental and electro-acoustic music, sound art, intermedia, performance and concept art. Since 2015, he has been director of the Sound Studies Master program at the Berlin University of the Arts, after having served as director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Technical University Berlin. He has realized and performed electronic music and indeterminate works by John Cage and others. His publications include pieces on sound art, media-specific music, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, and Phill Niblock. Since 2021, he serves as the Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).