He also studied Argentine folk music with Hilda Herrera (Argentina) and analysis of contemporary music with Robert Piencykowsky at IRCAM, the famous Institute founded by the composer and orchestral director Pierre Boulez.
Actually, we have already had at least two books devoted to selections of Cage correspondence: a volume edited by Jean-Jacques Nattiez, covering the exchanges between Pierre Boulez and Cage (Pierre Boulez, John Cage, correspondance et documents, ed.
The Kammerchor (or chamber choir) was formed in 1948 and named after the US-run radio station "Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor" ("American-sector broadcasting"); they participated in the opening concert of the Berliner Philharmonie in 1963 and have premiered works by Aribert Reimann, Paul Hindemith, and Pierre Boulez, among others.
She has appeared in major festivals all over Europe and has collaborated with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern in alte Oper Frankfurt and Ensemble Intercontemporain of Pierre Boulez at The Lucerne Festival.
Honoring classical, jazz and pop musicians is in the tradition of this award, whose previous recipients include Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones and Keith Jarrett, Pierre Boulez and Steve Reich.