Meet the Composer
3pm, Saturday, March 18

Join us for a short talk about György Ligeti and a discussion and Q&A with our Composer in Residence Luna Pearl Woolf. Multidisciplinary scholar and radio host Francesco Spagnolo is speaker and moderator.

About Francesco Spagnolo


Francesco Spagnolo, a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a host for the cultural programs of Italian National Radio (RAI) in Rome. At UC Berkeley, he is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and serves on the Digital Humanities Council

Intersecting textual, visual and musical cultures, Francesco actively contributes to academia, cultural heritage institutions, as well as live and electronic media, in Europe, Israel and the United States. A former lecturer at the University of Milan and at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he is frequently invited to lecture at academic institutions worldwide, publishes on topics ranging from music to philosophy, film and literature, and curates exhibitions and digital programs. 

Luna Pearl Woolf, composer in residence


Learn more about Luna and our commissioning project here.