Brandl, Rudolf, b. Stockerau (Lower Austria), July 1, 1943, composer, musicologist. Studied ethnology, African studies, philosophy and musicology in Vienna; from 1962 also studied twelve-tone music at the Vienna Conservatory of Music as well as electronic music and composition at the Musikhochschule (now University of Music and Performing Arts) in Vienna. 1967-1975 head of the ensemble "Die Kontraste"; 1968-1975 researcher at the phonogram archives of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; since 1981 professor of systematic musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Goettingen.
Works#Stalagtiten, 1969 (tape); Portrait eines Patriarchen, 1974 (winds, strings, keyboard); Portrait eines unwirklichen Hofrats, 1986 (piano, orchestra); Elegerl fuer einen verlorenen Floetisten, 1993 (flute, tape). - Publications: Maerchenlieder im Ituri-Wald, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1970; Die Volksmusik der Insel Karpathos, 1981 (with D. Reinsch); Griechische Musik und Europa, 1988 (ed.); Huang Mei Xi, 1989.