Tomás Marco


Madrid (1942).

Composer. Honorary Doctorate from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Spanish National Music Award 2002. He has worked as a teacher at the Madrid Conservatory and as director of the Spanish National Institute for the Performing Arts and Music (INAEM). To date he has composed seven operas, a ballet and ten symphonies.

“The two sides of dramaturgy”

When discussing dramaturgy, special emphasis is placed on the supposed equivalence of drama and tragedy. The supposed loss of the second book of Aristotle’s Poetics has rendered  dramaturgy of the comical, and even that of the festive, ineffective. Is there really a dramaturgy of comedy equivalent to that of tragedy? And if there is, is it feasible to represent it in sound? We can also ask ourselves about mixed genres such as farce, parody and many more. The issue of musical dramaturgy remains steadfastly open.