Spour, Robert, b. Linz (Upper Austria), March 8, 1961, composer. 1986-1991 studied piano at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz; since 1980 has played improvised music in concerts; since 1984 has composed works for various instrumentations; since 1992 has conceived interactive multi-media and dance performances with Klaus Obermaier. Combines composed and improvised music as well as acoustic and electroacoustic music; creates composition and improvisation concepts for jazz ensembles; commissioned by internationally renowned ensembles (Kronos Quartet, Art Ensemble of Chicago etc.).
Works: Drei Sätze für Orchester, Computer und Live-Elektronik, 1992; Platz, 1995 (250 musicians: choir, string orchestra, 2 jazz ensembles, big band, 2 brass bands); Bluster, 1996 (clarinet quintet, cassette recorder).