Jim Igor Kallenberg is a research associate in the musicology departement at Frankfurt University. He works on a PhD thesis on Richard Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and the post-war Darmstadt avangarde. Before, he was artistic research associate in the project ARS:art-research-sound at Gutenberg University / School of Music Mainz. He also works as a dramaturge, critic and publicist in contemporary music and music theater. He has been dramaturg at Wien Modern and in single productions at Musiktheatertage Wien, Transart Bolzano, Oper Frankfurt, Heidelberger Frühling, Gessnerallee Zürich, Impuls Festival Graz et al. As a freelance journalist he worked for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Radio Frankfurt, WDR3 and in various media on contemporary music (nmz, NZfM, MusikTexte et al.). Education, scholarships and awards include the study of philosophy and musicology in Frankfurt am Main and Vienna, scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, scholarship ‘Akademie Musiktheater heute’ of the Deutsche Bank Foundation, residency at the Spatial Sound Institute Budapest, residency of the Villa Abegg of the Heidelberger Frühling. He attended courses and workshops at the Donaueschingen Days for New Music, the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music and the Heidelberger Frühling and Prize Forum of Young Authors (MusikTexte, 2017). Since 2015 he has been working in conception and editing at Wolke Verlag. He is chairman of the Frankfurt Society for Contemporary Music and co-editor of partisan notes.