honours, awards & residencies


since 2016 professor for sound
at the academy of media arts, cologne

2015 guestprofessor for sound
at the academy of media arts, cologne

2012-2015 lecturer for hybrid sound composition and extended systems
at the institute for music and media, duesseldorf

2009 visiting artist at "the school of the art institute of chicago"

2007 visiting professor at the california institute of the arts, teaching composition and experimental sound practices

1995 graduation as composer at the music college of cologne

1988-95 studies at the music college of cologne. beginning with music theory, from 1989 on composition with johannes fritsch and piano with erwin kuckertz

1984-88 studies at the university of education, weingarten: music, history, physics. graduation with 1. staatsexamen in 1988. (middle-school teacher)

1983-84 studies at the university of tübingen: egyptology, ancient oriental studies, religious studies

living in cologne as composer, performer and soundartist

honours, awards & residencies

2013 residency at the kuenstlerhaus lukas, ahrenshoop

2011 artist in residence at the q-o2 werkhuis, brussels
together with visual artist barbara hindahl

2010 artist in residency at STEIM, amsterdam with a commission of a new work for the XIII sonic acts festival

2008 award of distinction for the benchmark consort at ars electronica, linz
artist in residence at atelier azur, norway
artist in residence at denkmalschmiede hoefgen

2006 artist in residence at hotel pupik, schrattenberg/austria
artist in residence at the q-o2 werkhuis, brussels

2004 artist in residence by kulturfonds foundation (berlin) at künstlerhaus schloß wiepersdorf (feb.-apr.)

2003 residency and exhibition in tokyo on invitation by "puddles" - japanese / european artist-exchange-program (sept.)

2002 artist in residence at villa aurora in los angeles/california on a grant by the german foreign secretary (mar. - june)

2000 residency at the international artists symposion lindabrunn/austria (aug.)

1998 bernd-alois-zimmermann prize by the city of cologne

1993 residency at the foundation "kammeroper schloss rheinsberg" for the collaborative composition project "rheinsberg - ein bilderbuch fuer verliebte" after a text by kurt tucholsky. (director: siegfried matthus)

1992 residency by the jeunesses musicales for a work on music/architecture/theater in provins/france. (artistic director: paul mefano)


universities and institutions

2014 - artistic consultant for the exhibition "in my tummy, in my time" of the transart group of national chiao tung universität/hsinchu at digital art center taipei

2013 - workshop "interactive installation design" at national chiao tung universität, hsinchu, taiwan
- workshop "liveelectronik and circuit building", rose bruford college of theatre and drama, uk
- keynote "electronic music goes to school - some critical reflections" at the symposium "composing with sounds" at zkm, karlsruhe

2012 - lecture performance in the series "constellations: how to perform john cage" at the international summercourses for contemporary music, darmstadt

2011 - pure data workshop at the centro multimedia, centro nacional de las artes, mexcio city
- lecture at california institute of the arts, valencia/los angeles
- various lectures and workshops at
- lig art hall, seoul
- national chiao tung university, taipei
- national chengchi university, taipei
- taipei national university of the arts / center for art and technology
- el cant del canto, valencia
2010 - lecture, pure data workshop and concert at the "new media drivers" conference in ljubljana, organized by aksioma and johanneum graz

2009 - shortlisted for the position of prorfessor for music and informatics at the institute for music and media, duesseldorf
-visiting artist at the school of the art institute of chicago:lectures and individual tuition for students
lecture / presentation at the institute for multimedia at the academy of performing arts, prague

2008 - lecture / presentation at the media academy cologne, sound department

2007 - lecture / presentation at the freie kunstakademie, mannheim
- lecture / presentation at the visual arts faculty, university of texas, san antonio
- (springterm) visiting composer at the california institute of the arts, valencia: composition lessons and independent studies in one-on-one sessions, experimental music workshop (praxis oriented module), sound / silence 2 (module about experimental live-electronic music)

2006 - lecture & concert at the royal arts academy, department of walls and spaces, kopenhagen

2004 - lecture & concert at the jan van eyck academy, masstricht

2003/4 - (winterterm) music college of cologne: course about the realisation of scores of experimental music (lucier, spahlinger, shim et alii) and the preparation of a concert for an audience of schoolchildren.

2001/2 - (winterterm) music college of cologne: course about the realisation of graphical scores (brown logothetis...) in the context of a response-project.

general workshops

as co-founder and member of buero fuer konzertpaedagogik (bureau for paedagogical activities related to concerts of contemporay music - www.konzertpaedagogik.de) since 1997 numerous workshops for students, teachers and other persons of all ages about various subjects of contemporary/experimental music. recent activities include:

2014 - "experimental and electronic music in schools" - workshop for teachers
comissioned by sinuston festival, magedburg

2013 - "move the sound" - workshop about music and sports
comissioned by cologne philharmony

2012/13 - "haste toene" - composition workshop for a school class
comissioned by kultursekretariat NRW

2011 - composition workshop
commissioned by aldeburgh young musicians, aldeburgh

2010 - sounds_of_my_neighbourhood
an internet soundscape project, commissioned by musiktriennale koeln

2008 - joint workshop with joker nies about circuit bending and electronic music in schools
comissioned by ON contemporary music, cologne

2006 - introductory workshop for elderly people about contemporary music
in cooperation with wdr3 and the karl rahner academy, cologne

2005 - workshop for highschool-teachers about minimal music and moondog
comissioned by ensemble musikfabrik nrw

2004 - preparation and realisation of an interdiscipliary students academy around a performance of l. nono´s prometeo. 5 high-school-classes involved.
commisioned by musik triennale koeln/philharmony

- 10 days performance-workshop together with bettina wenzel for music- students at the festival "vielsaitig" in fuessen. at the end a guided soundwalk through the landscape with performances at different spots was presented to the public.

2003 - preparation and realisation of a concert-installation project about music and political power. realisation took place in the former gestapo-headquartes of cologne, now a memorial place. 4 high-school-classes involved.
commisioned by cologne philharmony

2002 - sequence of workshops for highschool teachers about music and theatre in several citys of the province of north-rhine-westfalia
commisioned by kultursekretariat nrw / festival traumzeit

2001 - 1-week practical workshop for high-school students about basics of electroacoustic music, the use of computers in music (max/msp) and performance aspects. at the end the studentspresnted a performance created during the workshop
commisioned by jeunesses musicales, weikersheim

other commissions for workshops include the donaueschinger musiktage (1998), atlantic academy of the province of rheinland-pfalz (2000), festival vielsaitig, fuessen (2004).


2010 - member of the board of ON contemporary music, cologne

2004 - 2008 member of the program comittee for koelner musiknacht

2000 - founding member of the initiativkreis freie musik koeln (ifm e.v.)

1997 - together with anke eberwein and bernhard koenig founding member of the buero fuer konzertpaedagogik (bureau for concert-pedagogical activities)

1996 - 2002 - member of the board of cologne society for contemporary music (kgnm e.v.)

1993 - member of the board of the ensemble krahnenbaum company koeln

together with bettina wenzel he runs the duo &2 an ongoing series of experiments in dance/voice/music/video

curating and producing

2009 - member of the curatorial board of reihe m
an intermedia concert series in cologne

2008 - artistic co-director for alpen:glühen
a two day festival for improvised music from austria and cologne
commissioned by the ministry of culture and sports NRW and the city of cologne

2006 - co-director for scorecologne
a monthlong soundart and performance festival commissioned by the city of cologne for the world soccer championship

2004 - artistic co-director for stadt klang fluss
a music festival for young people, stretc hing along the rhine frombonn to duisburg

1999 - 2012 - co-curator for the annual soundart event BrueckenMusik
featuring soundinstallations inside the deutzer bridge, cologne

organisation of concerts, performances and intermedia-events
giving workshops and trainings for teachers and pupils of every age for contemporary / experimental music and improvisation
he has collaborated with artists like
tomomi adachi, sam ashley, peter behrendsen, jens brand, michael duch, annegret heinl, lasse morhaug, ortrud kegel, thomas lehn, manuel mota, harald muenz, tisha mukarji, joker nies, josef novotny, joscha oetz, marian palla, ben patterson, zdenek plachy, allan purvess, ernesto rodriguez, jan steklík, david subik, chao-ming tung, michael vorfeld, andreas wagner, bettina wenzel, joachim zoepf.
his works have been performed by (a.o.)
trio e-vent, (duo)2 archeopteryx, alter ego ensemble, apartment house, black jackets company, krahnenbaum company koeln, mengano quartett, mutare musiktheater ensemble, beth griffith, lucia mense, seth josel, holger peters.
recordings were made / played by
deutschlandfunk, wdr, radio de la universita cattolica de santiago de chile, kxlu (los angeles), kpfa (berkely).
concerts / performances
a.o. at sklenena louka, brno (cz); rhiz, vienna, experimental intermedia & tonic, new york; mex, dortmund; de overslag, eindhoven; metronom, barcelona; at the festivals audio art, krakow (pl); next wave, prag; festival der ungewoehnlichen musik & kryptonale, berlin; identa 99 & experimentelle musik 99 muenchen; castle of imagination, gdansk (pl), festival of not so good music, nove zamky (sk); spritzenhaus hamburg; instants chavirés, paris; cal-arts, los angeles; koeln...

(sound) installations
a.o. at deutzer bruecke, koeln; moltkerei werkstatt, koeln; galerie rachel haferkamp, koeln; kunstverein baden/wien; studio five beekman, new york; symposion lindabrunn (at); galeria jána koniarka, trnava (sk); maerzmusik, berlin; ccnoa, brussels, niederoesterreichisches kunstzentrum, st. poelten (at)...

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