Gerhard Stäbler was born in Wilhelmsdorf near Ravensburg (Southern Germany) in
1949. He studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber, and organ with Gerd Zacher at the
"Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie" in Detmold (1968-1970) and at the Folkwang-Hochschule
Essen (1970-1976). He also attended courses with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Dieter Schnebel,
Mauricio Kagel and György Ligeti. He is known for his collaborative, political, and
conceptual works in addition to more traditionally notated scores; he has also been active
as an organizer of concerts and workshops.