- Modern Languages and Literatures
- School of Arts and Science
Sergio Restrepo is a Ph.D. student of Hispanic Literature and Cultures at The Catholic University of America. Restrepo earned his Bachelor’s degree in music-classical guitar at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia, and, thanks to a Mombusho Scholarship, granted by the Government of Japan, he spent more than one year in Tokyo, Japan, where he devoted his time to the study of Japanese contemporary music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. After finishing his studies in Japan, Restrepo moved to Spain, where he studied audio-visual arts, and where he continued his studies of classical guitar at the Real Conservatorio Superior de la Comunidad de Madrid, as well as of musicology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
As a musician, Restrepo has performed classical and conceptual music in important music halls of Colombia, Japan and Spain; has composed concert music and soundtracks, and has written on Spanish contemporary music. He has also taught classical guitar and theory of music in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, as well as of history of music in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Restrepo is the founder editor of Cuadernos de música, artes visuales y artes escénicas, the journal on music, visual and performing arts of the School of Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá.
As a Ph.D. student of Hispanic Literature and Cultures, Restrepo is devoted to the study of the representations of classical music as political intertext in the Latin American literature of the second half of the Twentieth Century. He is also committed to the study of the contemporary Hispanic literary works reflecting on, confronting, or defying the cultural condition of the new epistemic system, differentiated from Postmodernity, commonly called Supermodernity, Hypermodernity or Neomodernism.