Ernstalbrecht Stiebler

'Music is too important to burden it with emotions.' - Ernstalbrecht Stiebler

German composer and music producer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler was born in Berlin on 29 March 1934. He studied composition with Ernst Klussmann at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Darmstadt.

He created a form of minimalism inspired more by visual art than other minimalist music, and he produced solo instrumental, chamber, choral and orchestra music. His main musical influences were Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi, Christian Wolff and LaMonte Young.

He also worked for twenty-five years as a music producer at German broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk.

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler died on 7 June 2024, aged ninety.