Björn Gottstein

Portrait of Björn Gottstein

Björn Gottstein (*1967 in Aachen, Germany) is a musicologist and journalist from Stuttgart, Germany, specializing in modernism, the avant-garde, and electronic music. Since April 2013 he has been working as a producing editor for Südwestrundfunk. In 2015 he became artistic director of the Donaueschinger Musiktage. He regularly hosts and produces new music programs for public radio stations in Germany and writes for journals such as Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and MusikTexte. Since 2005 he has been working as an editorial advisor for the journal Positionen. His book »Musik als Ars Scientia« appeared in the Pfau press in 2006. He has curated festivals such as »Audio Poverty – a conference on music and poverty« (Berlin, 2009) and »Faithful! Fidelity and Betrayal of Musical Interpretation« (Berlin, 2012). He has taught at Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Technische Universität Berlin, Hochschule für Musik Basel and Universität der Künste Berlin.