- Born 1963 in Mainz, Germany, raised in Frankfurt am Main. After graduating secondary school, saxophone studies with Christof Lauer and Alfred Harth, followed by project and ensemble work with Harth. Solid performance practice as an active participant in the dynamic Frankfurt scene of the time, centered around Heiner Goebbels/Alfred Harth.

- 1986 Jazz studies (saxophone major) at the Amsterdamse Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in the Netherlands. After graduating in 1991, relocation to Cologne (D), several years collaboration, as soloist and composer, with various formations in the area of jazz/improvised music, including Blue Seven and the Ghosts (Bruno Leicht), Workshopensemble MHS (Joachim Ullrich) and Novotnik 44 (Udo Moll), et al.

- Growing interest in improvised and composed music outside the boundaries of jazz, active engagement with contemporary classical music, which has an increasing impact on personal compositional content and gives important impulses for experiments with notation methods for improvised music and sounds.

- 1993 grant from the Paul Woitschach-Foundation to attend a composition master class with Bob Brookmeier at the Cologne Musikhochschule, followed by the premiere of the composition TERMINUS for 15 improvising musicians, inspired by meeting John Zorn in the summer of 1993 in NYC.

- End of 1993 founding of the ensemble POST NO BILLS (PNB), comprised of 5 composing and improvising musicians.
- - Concerts and recordings with PNB, as well as initial projects with the theatre director Beat Faeh as (partially) improvised live music/performance in his Shakespeare productions at various "Stadt/Staatsheater" (German municipal and national theatre system) in Mainz, Bonn, et al.

-Further important encounters and collaborative work with artists from fine arts genres in the environs of Cologne/Duesseldorf and Frankfurt (sound installations, performances, such as: Installations developed with the photographer Manfred Bogner in the chapel of the former Rommersdorf abbey), as well as, beginning in 1995, first compositions for the theatre (Vivienne Newport dance theater, Staatstheater Kassel, Mainz, Landestheater Schwerin).

- First work with/compositions for player piano obtained in 1995.

-1995 concert tour with the band Art de Fakt (Aachen) and the American writer Raymond Federman inspired subsequent compositions using text and music. (e.g. "Trombotraktat" for female speaking voice and trombone).

-Parallel to this, continued intensive activity as instrumentalist (Loft, Stadtgarten/Cologne, and various festivals - Leverkusen and Getcxo, Spain, et al, where the world-folk-jazz project Novotnik 44 was awarded 2nd place in 1996). Since 1998, in-depth clarinet studies with David Smeyers.

Continuation of PNB's theatrical performance work with Beat Faeh in the form of an original improvised music theatre project called "Blauzone" - created for the Blickfelderfestival, Zurich - performed afterwards in various clubs, galleries, theatres as well as at festivals in several countries, and finally, in 2OOO, together with Theater Hora /Zurich, further developed and performed in a 24-hr. improvisation entitled: "Die Lust am Scheitern" (The Joy of Foundering).

Since 1996 numerous compositions for the theatre, including the Schauspielhaus Duesseldorf and the Berliner Ensemble, et al. recorded with local chamber ensembles and soloists, as well as making use of computer generated (montage) sound production and compositions for player piano.
- Most significant work for the theatre primarily with the directors Markus Dietz (Leipzig), Patrick Schloesser (Duesseldorf/Bochum) and Philip Tiedemann (Berliner Ensemble, Burgtheater, Vienna).