Born 1967 in Erfurt, he lives and works in Berlin. He studied composition at the University of the Arts Berlin under Franz Martin Olbrisch and Walter Zimmermann. 1998 he completed his masters degree under Walter Zimmermann. 1999 he took part in the Académie d’Eté at IRCAM Paris. Since 1994 he has collaborated with Roswitha van den Driesch and is software developer for NATIVE INSTRUMENTS.