Composer and sound artist Rainer Linz has a long involvement in radio, music theatre, instrumental and electronic music. His work includes an opera as well as numerous chamber and electronic pieces intended for concert performance. He is also an author and publisher. The Oxford Companion to Music in Australia (OUP 1999) notes "Linz's innovative and entrepreneurial work in Melbourne has been a significant factor in the city's prominence in experimental music."
His recent collaborative work includes the stage piece Banalities for the Perfect House and the interactive gallery installation infonoise (Belgrade 2001). Under the title New Listener he has devised a series of computer programs where a music or sound composition can be adjusted to the listener's preference. He was a recipient of the Australia Council New Media Arts Fellowship for 2002/3. Current work includes the Fugue project.
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