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Thomas Schäfer
Director of IMD and Artistic Director of the Darmstadt Summer Course

Born 1967 in Hamburg. Studied Musicology, Literature and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg. PhD 1997 at Humboldt University Berlin. 1998/99 Postdoc at Hamburg University, at the same time producer for contemporary music at North German Radio in Hamburg. 2000-07 curator for the festivals Wien Modern, Hörgänge and responsible for the new music activities at Konzerthaus Vienna (e.g. concert series „generator“).

2008 consultant for Wien Modern, scientific project related to the music of Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (together with Paul Sacher Foundation, Basle and Music Academy Basle). Author, editor and curator in the field of contemporary music. Since 2009 Director of the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) and Artistic Director of the Darmstadt Summer Course.

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