Rupert is an award-winning composer whose music integrates the sonification of data, such as airport soundscapes and bridge building. He describes it as 'dimensional music', that's to say, 'organised structures, sounds and tones for multiple known and unknown real and electronic spaces'. He explores the music within sites, and of the sites themselves, and in his written music – primarily for piano – the architecture of sound.
As one half of TOSCA (with Richard Dorfmeister), he has released 14 albums in the last 20 years, performed around the world, including, with great acclaim, at Coachella.
His music activities range from commissioned compositions (Wiener Festwochen, Centre Pompidou, Ars Electronica Festival) to film soundtracks (Food Design, Freud’s Lost Neighbors: Berggasse 19), TV (C.S.I. Miami, Sex and the City), radio (ORF, Deutschlandradio) and beyond.
He has been collaborating with AGF, Chris Eckman, Sam Auinger, Alvin Curran, Robert Adrian x, Horst Hörtner and Gabriel Orozco, among many others.
Rupert studied composition in Vienna. He is an alumnus of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin residency (1997), was a member of the jury of the Prix Ars Electronica (2007, 2009) and nominated for the World Technology Award in 2010. He lives in Vienna and performs internationally.