Musician, composer and producer - born
and living in Austria - a? Painter of Musical
with worldwide acknowledgement.
His music is inspired by the beauty of nature and by the
wisdom and myths of ancient cultures. In his mostly
instrumental compositions he captures moments full of
magic and fascination, tells tales of joy and sadness,
love and cosmic harmony. The music is rich with emotions,
from soft and tender to powerful and uplifting.
Gandalf plays a variety of instruments (piano, acoustic
and electric guitars, sitar, saz, charango, bouzuki,
balaphon, various keyboards and percussion), creating his
unmistakable and absolutely unique soundscapes by blending
acoustic with electronic and spherical sounds, weaving
Folk-, Ethno Music- and Classical elements into large symphonic
Since the beginning of his career in 1981 the artist has
released numerous albums in many parts of the world (visit the
), composed music for theatre-, film- and
TV-productions and also wrote and arranged projects for
symphony orchestra. Initially being one of the pioneers in
a more electronic-based musical genre, he devoted his work
in the recent years to a more acoustic style. In fact
Gandalf never really cared whether his music was
associated with New Age Music, Contemporary Instrumental
of whatever. He performed solo or with band at festivals
for Electronic Music as well as on Rock/Pop- and World
Music-events and toured in Europe, the USA and even
Brazil. His records are on the playlists of radio- and
TV-stations all over the planet.
On the occasion of his 30th stage anniversary in 2011
simultaneously with his symphonic composition Earthsong
(Erdenklang & Sternentanz)
Gandalf released an autobiographic
. This made him discover his talent as a writer
and therefore, besides continuing to follow his musical
visions, he started writing novels. The first one, Die
, has been released in 2014.
"Music is one of the most essential things in my life.
Since my early childhood it stimulated my fantasy and
me on adventurous journeys to unknown places of my mind.
Better than anything else music makes it possible to
my most intimate feelings and visions with others. It is
way to communicate directly from heart to heart. Music
always been a kind of sanctuary for me, a protected
to withdraw from the noise and craziness in the world
where I find comfort and peace. To ever stop making
would mean to stop breathing
." - Gandalf