Rudolf Frisius

Rudolf Frisius
Year of birth, place
1941, Hamburg, Germany

Rudolf Frisius studied mathematics, philosophy and musicology with a focus on new music. Since 1959 he regularly participated in the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, accompanied productions in electro-acoustic studios in Munich, Utrecht, Cologne, Paris and Bourges, and attended seminars and courses by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur, György Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Riedl, Iannis Xenakis, François Bayle, Wolfgang Rihm, Pierre Henry and John Cage, among others.

He has taught in Germany, France, Greece, Austria as well as in India, Korea and Japan.

In addition to numerous radio broadcasts, he has published books and articles on music theory (including »Untersuchungen über den Akkordbegriff«, 1969; »Notation und Composition«, 1980), composers of older and newer music (Franz Schubert, Anton Bruckner, Charles Ives, Arnold Schönberg, John Cage, Anton Webern, Mauricio Kagel, Dieter Schnebel, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Henry and Karlheinz Stockhausen), about improvisation, about new radio play/ acoustic art and about electroacoustic music (for example »Music and Technology«, 1995, edited with Helga de la Motte-Haber).

From 1998 to 2005 Rudolf Frisius was chairman of the Institute for New Music and Music Education Darmstadt.