Huber Rupert W.M.


# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 keine Angst vor Haien 1989
2 es gibt nix zu gewinnen 1992
3 vermassle das Geschäft nicht Phrank! 1993 5m 37s
4 gemmagemma 1994
5 Conphus 1994
6 Zeitgleich plus, Zeitgleich minus 1994
7 Egon hingegen 1994
8 die sieben Kristallkugeln 1994 17m 20s
9 30 Jahre bei VW 1994 4m 49s
10 C 1994 1m 27s
11 Zwischenspiel 1994 2m 11s
12 Meine Stiefel! 1994 1m 40s
13 M/M1/M2 1994 4m 54s
14 Woalau - nicht schuldig 1994 2m 34s
15 Geständnis 1994 45m
16 Gestossen 1994 1m 30s
17 Das Volk singt nicht mit 1994 5m 11s
18 Amabed 1994 4m 28s
19 Zeitgleich 1994 20m
20 Live Ambient Radio Improvisation 1995 48m
21 Horizontal Radio 1995 24m
22 Taxis - LiveRadio/InternetEvent 1995 40m
23 Tosca 1995 ~ 18m 45s
24 Darb-i Fetih 1995 20m
25 Applaus 1996 3m 30s
26 black box 1996 5m
27 Klangschnupfen 1996 50m
28 Tosca II 1996
29 Memetic Flesh 1996 54m 22s
30 Anna Blume 1996 8m 20s
31 13.11. 1996
32 Applaus, Flugstunde 1996
33 trance bakxai 1997
34 censoratorium 1998
35 Reisen in Deutschland 1998
36 Dawn 1998
37 Why sync? 1999
38 das schweigen der engel 1999
39 zwiegespräch über den anschein 1999
40 dialog nr. 2 1999
41 Mantilla Matador 2001 9m 16s
42 plakatieren verboten 2001
43 a movement in the waitingroom 2001
44 "Swimmers in the desert" - music for the film 2001
45 radiotopia 2002
46 "Food Design" - music for the film 2009

General Information

Year of Birth:  1967
Date of Birth:  1. December 1967
Place of Birth:  Mödling
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Huber lives and works in Vienna as a freelance composer. By including space and other electronic/psychological projections of a musical/aural content into his compositions, Rupert Huber developed "dimensional music" as a musical format which underlies all his musical works. He writes music for film, TV and signations. With the duo "Tosca" he has sold over half a million records worldwide. Piano music and sound installations in public spaces are the main areas of Huber's interests.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1987 - 1997

musicology (Franz Födermayr)

1989 - 1992

electro-acoustic music

1989 - 1992



various courses and seminars in computer music and sound art



founder of the duo, several released albums, over one million sold CDs worldwide, international live shows


composer and curator of "Horizontal Radio"


composer and curator of "Radiotopia"


jury member of Prix Ars Electronica


jury member of Prix Ars Electronica

2009 - 2010

jury member of the Austrian Music Fund (Österreichischer Musikfonds)


founder of the Duo "L/O/N/G" (with Chris Eckman)


release with "The Walkabouts"

founder of his own recording studio

compositions and their realization on paper, stage, in the recording studio, in actual and electronic space

piano music and sound installations in public spaces

composer and curator of musical networkd: e.g. Berliner Theorie

project-based cooperation with Andrea Sodomka

numerous cooperations with artists (e.g. Gabriel Orozco, Robert Adrian x)

ongoing cooperation with Richard Dorfmeister and Sam Auinger

specializes in games with voices, piano and live electronics

freelance composer

Performances (Selection)


Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

score for Centre Pompidou ("Sonic Process")


score for "Private Exile"


score for "Freuds verschwundene Nachbarn"


numerous signations for the ORF

score for "CSI Miami"

score for "Sex And The City"


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Berlin scholarship


Austrian Amadeus Award for Tosca (Category: best pop/rock group)


nomination for "World Technology Award" in New York City

recognition award

promotional award

cultural award

Description of Style

Person meets person, one of them plays the violin, the other one listens. The electric sound reproduction enriches this spatial and temporal unit to another extent. The image disappears in the content, the icon is born. musical origin, the development and its fading away is an individual construction. An interlocking of spaces, the symbiosis of projected and actual reality arises. Individual time is relative, 2 people create a superior timeline. If one time partner turns into a phantom, a relativity of this superior time scale emerges. The unitary timeline falls apart, the transferred time turns into acoustic space.
Around us it is so loud that a perception directed exclusively to the music is not possible. Music has to share the room with cars, airplanes, with often no longer heard sounds like the buzzing, chirping and twittering of many of electronic devices, with announcements from speakers, radios, the squeaking of the subway. It doesn't have to be able to assert itself in a non-predictable noise environment. The soundproof windows closes: the ancient method, to build the own world by definition and disposition ... the music can not flee, it has to be where people are, is attached to humanity, if alone, it does not exist.
The soundproof window closes: the ancient method of building an own world by definition and disposition ... the music can not escape, it has to be where people are, attached to humanity, it does not exist alone.
Music elapses and life fades away. The vertical and horizontal axis of the notation is extended by a spatial one; saying, what is happening, rather than bringing it to sound, this is how I imagine a personal variation from hell.


Rupert W. M. Huber

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