Rudiger Meyer, born in 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa, studied at the University of the Witwatersrand for the degree of Bachelor of Music (specialising in composition) and undertook further musicological studies at the same university with a doctoral thesis on Change and Continuity in the Works of Morton Feldman.
He furthered his studies with Younghi Pagh-Paan at the Hochschule für Kunste, Bremen on a DAAD scholarship and Diderik Wagenaar, Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He also attended master classes with Klaus Huber, was a finalist in the Gaudeamus International Music Week, took part in various workshops and so on… He has been living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2004.
Besides composing for new music ensembles and soloists he has also created soundscapes, videos, installations and electroacoustic works which reflect his interest in the play traditional concert music and the fields of sound-art and new media. He has also worked with dance and created a number of performances with the Danish choreographer Rosa Isaldur.
1987–1991: Bachelor of Music (composition) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
1996: Doctorate – Change and Continuity in the Works of Morton Feldman, University of the Witwatersrand.
1995–1997: Studied composition with Younghi Pagh-Paan at the Hochschule für Kunste, Bremen on a scholarship from the DAAD.
1997–2000: Studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar and Clarence Barlow at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague.