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Music Theory

Aljoscha Ristow

Aljoscha Paulo Jonas Ristow, born 1995 in Jever (Germany), is a music theorist, composer, pianist, cellist, and singer. He studied music theory at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and at the Musikhochschule Köln, as well as composition in the young students program of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Since 2021, he teaches music theory at the Conservatorium Maastricht.

His music theoretical research includes the history of enharmonicism throughout the centuries, the tonal system of Jean-Philippe Rameau, as well as conceptions of musical form in 18th and 19th century composition treatises. To present his research, he has been invited to several conferences of the Dutch-Flemish Society for Music Theory (VvM) and the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH).