Rudolf Brandl
Instrument: violin

Brandl Rudolf

General Information

Year of Birth:  1943
Date of Birth:  1. July 1943
Place of Birth:  Stockerau
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1967 - 1975

founder and artistic director together with Karlheinz Schrödl

1968 - 1975

research associate (comparative musicology)

1973 - 1974

board member

1975 - 1981

Institute for Musicology, Freie Universität Berlin: assistant professor to Kurt Reinhard


Freie Universität Berlin: habilitation

Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen: professorship of Systematic Musicology and Ethnomusicology, research priorities with field research: Greek and Albanian folk music, Viennese folk singers, Black African music, styles in Chinese opera


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

promotional award


promotional award for chamber music together with Klaus Ager

Description of Style

After having started out with further developing J.M. Hauer's twelve-tone technique and non-European form structures (Makam), from 1973 onwards (at times under the influence of Leos Janacek, Messiaen and Charles Ives) melodic-linear serialism with polymetric/-rhythmic layering. Ever again also electronic compositions. Since 1985, inclusion of fractal (Mandelbrot-) structures in the compositional technique.


Rudolf Brandl, 1994