Richard Rijnvos makes a female singer live through one day in his music theatre piece Die Kammersängerin, 21 Lieder, 3 ohne Worte. The texts are written by Ernst Jandl. Rijnvos studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Jan van Vlijmen and Brian Ferneyhough. He received a DAAD scholarship and attended a postgraduate course at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg.[1] In 1994 he took part in the International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers at Bretton Hall (Wakefield, UK). Contacts with Morton Feldman and John Cage between 1986-1992 were a major influence on his development. Rijnvos has also been influenced by the works of artists outside of music such as William S. BurroughsSamuel BeckettJoseph Beuys and Italo Calvino.