born 1955 in Bochum (Germany), lives and works in Vienna; studied music at the Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen/Germany), received further education at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna/Austria).
saxophone & clarinet player: performs solo and with ensembles – classical, contemporary and improvised music.
composer: chamber music & theater works, opera,
interdisciplinary projects, installations.
graphic artist & draughtsman:
“graphein” – calligraphy based on side- and ambient noise
founder and artistic director of:
“Graben-Fest-Tage” (ÖBV, Vienna, since 1991), “Porgy&Bess” (Jazzclub, Vienna – since 1994), festival “4020. mehr als musik” (Linz, since 2001), “capella con durezza” (Vienna, since 1992), “Wachauer Pestbläser” (since 2002)
musical director at Festspielhaus St. Pölten 1997/98;
teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna) and
Anton Bruckner University (Linz) since 1998.
co-editor of “kursiv” – upper-austrian art-magazine (since 1999); curator of “Lost&Found” at Strenge Kammer / Porgy&Bess, Vienna (since 2011)
“Preis der Stadt Wien für Musik” (Music Award of the City of Vienna) – (2006)