compressed cv

2016 Portrait concert at Casa da Musica, Porto

2015 "Marathon of the animals", with rosalie on the light view 2015, Bad Rothenfelde

2010 Lecturer at the Darmstadt Summer Courses

2010 "Amazonas" Opera with Peter Weibel, Biennale Munich, SESC Sao Paulo

Since 2009 member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin .

Since 2003 Director of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Publisher of the series "Edition ZKM" at Wergo. Guest professor at the HFG, Karlsruhe

2002-2003 Professor of electronic composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre Belfast.

2000-2002 Lecturer at the Darmstadt Spring Courses. Kingston University Research Fellow.

1997-2000 Works with Christian Moeller for projects in Tokyo (Spiral Hall), Lisbon and Science Museum London. Performances at Radio France, at the International Computer Music Conferences in San Jose (USA, 1992), Tokyo (1993), Banff (1995), Thessaloniki (1997), Berlin (2000).

Since 1993 research, workshops and composition at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.

1993-2000 Lecturer in composition, synthesis and analysis at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, the Electronic Studio of the Technische Universität Berlin, Archimedia Kunsthochschule Linz, at the Hochschule für Design Karlsruhe, at the Institut für Neue Music in Bremen and Sonologie Den Haag.

1991-93 Visiting Scholar at the "Centre for Research in Music and Acoustics", Stanford University USA

1992 Orchestra composition "Riti Contour" at the "Nederlands Danstheater" The Hague with "Het Symphonie Orchester Amsterdam" for the choreography !Tristan und Isolde!

1991 commissioned by Susanne Linke for the international ballet "Ruhrort", performances in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

1983-1989 studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen.

1978-1983 Studied pedagogy at the University of Dortmund, graduating with a diploma.

1978 Abitur at the Gymnasium Bergkamen.

1958 born in Werne, NRW. Germany


1997+2001 "Pierre d'Or" Grand Prix of the Concour International de Musique electroacoustique Bourges.

1999 Honorable Mention at the Concour International des Musique electroacoustique Bourges.

1991-1993 DAAD scholarship at Stanford University.

1998 First prize at the UNESCO "Rostrum for electroacoustic Music" in Vienna.

   Scholarship of the ZKM. 2nd prize at the Prix Ars Electronica for "Sound Garden" with Christian Moeller.

1997 Larry Austin Prize of the "International Computer Music Association", San Francisco

1995 Honorable Mention at the Stockholm Music Prize.

1994 Golden Nica at the "Prix Ars Electronica" in Linz.

1992 Honorable Mention at the Luigi Russolo Prize, Varese.

1990 Busoni Prize of the Academy of Arts, Berlin

1990 Prize at the "Forum junger Komponisten" of WDR with performance of the winning piece at the Kölner Philharmonie with the Rundfunksinfonieorchester under Dennis Russel Davies

1989 Folkwang Prize

1995, 1996, 2011 Jury member of the "Prix Ars Electronica", as well as various international juries

Publications in the Computer Music Journal.

Commissions from Akademie Künste, Berlin, ZKM, Karlsruhe, ICMA, San Francisco, IMEB in Bourges, TU-Berlin Folkmar Hein, Berlin Senate, Sound Art Festival, Osnabrück, Kryptonale, Berlin, Sonorities Festival Belfast, Musikbiennale Zagreb, INA-GRM Paris.

CDs:___"CRI" the listening room (Edel/Hamburg), "Edition ZKM" 1 (Wergo),

  "le son qui s'arrete, le son éclaté" (Cybele), "tangent" (Cybele),

   "Prix Ars Electronica 1994" (ORF), "Computer Music @ CCRMA" vol 2, Computer Music Journal CD 1996, "Streiftöne", ZKM 1997 (CD-ROM),

"Culture Electroniques", series GMEB/UNESCO/CIME 1997 "Thrill" DVD (2002), Wergo  

   "ICMA Commissions" (2000), Centaur Records "Medusa" (2002), Edition ZKM, Wergo  

"Wordless" ISCM World Music, 2005 "Culture Electroniques" series GMEB/UNESCO/CIME 2001 "Speed" on "" Gerhard Johann Lischka 2008 "Gestalt", SARC CD1, 2005

"Lines, Puzzles" for Orchestra and Electronics, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Cottbus State Theatre 2012

"8 Trajectories" 1 of 8 CDs INA-GRM, 2017

curriculum vitae and professional experiences

Since 3.2017 Professor of Composition for Digital Media at the Musikhochschule Trossingen

10.2003 Visiting professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe.

since 4.2003 Director of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

2017 Head of the Hertz Laboratory that a merger of the Institute for Music and Acoustics and the Institute 

for visual media.

4.2002-3.2003 Professor for electroacoustic music/composition at the "Sonic Art Research Centre". of Queens University Belfast.

11.2000-3.2002 Research Fellow at the "School of Music" Kingston University

1993-2000 freelance composer, teaching position at ICEM, piano pedagogue

10.1991- 7.1993 Visiting scholar at the "Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics" Stanford University 

California, USA. Studies with John Chowning,Max Mathews and Julius O. Smith. Premiere, performance and broadcasts at Stanford University and in other American cities. 

12.1990-5.1991 Musical director at the Baden Landesbühne Bruchsal (e.g. Kurt Weil's "Schweijk"). 

1989 Production Manager at the Prokofieff Festival Duisburg. 

Technical director at the Kamen Composer Forum. 

7.1989 Artistic maturity in composition. 

10.1983-7.1989 Abandonment of teacher training. Beginning of composition studies with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. Completion of piano studies. 

10.1978-10.1983 Pedagogy studies at the University of Dortmund. From 10.1979 additional studies in teaching art. 

and music. Continuation of instrumental training in flute and piano. Additional qualification in psychology. Intensive study of psychoanalysis. 

10.1983 Degree in pedagogy with the diploma thesis "Auswirkungen moderner 

architecture to the people living in them. 

1980-90 work in the youth centre Dortmund. 

1980 -1998 practical work as a piano teacher.

6.1978 Abitur at the scientific grammar school in Bergkamen. 

1965-1972 first music lessons, piano lessons.

11.8.1958 born in Werne an der Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia. 


10.2018 Workshop and concerts at UNESP, University Sao Paulo, supported by Goethe Institut

10.2003-2017 Guest professorship at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe with the topics algorithmic composition and surround sound

2009/11/16 Workshop at the Universidad Catholica, Porto

7.2010 Lecturer at the Darmstadt Holiday Courses

since 2005 Workshops with students in Cosenza IT, Florence, Cordoba ARG, Lima, Singapore, Shanghai CH, Beijing CH, Rome, Boston, Stanford, Sao Paulo, Cologne, 

4.2002-3.2003 Professor of Electronic Composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre

15.5.2001 Workshop leader at the Science Week Salzburg with the topic physical modeling.

Performance of Le Temps s'Ouvre.

10.2000-3.2002 Seminars at Kingston University within the framework of the Research Fellowship.

4-8.2000 Lecturer at Dartington Summer School, with Jonathan Impett, Norwich, Bert Bongers, Richard Barret, Sonology The Hague, Prof Bernardini, Tempo Reale Padua, ZKM, Germany and Evan Parker. The workshop dealt with networking, data con- trolling, physical models and interpretation.

4-7.2000 Lectureship at the University of Bremen on the topic "Analysis of algorithmic models". 

Structures in Computer Music"

4.1999-2002 Lecturer at the Darmstadt Spring Courses

10.1999 -8.2000 Leader of the workshop "Genesis" at the ZKM, in which audiovisual works with the help of

physical models have been realized.

7.1999 Speaker at the Physical Modeling Workshop at the AIAM in Turin 

in cooperation with ACROE.

10.1998-10.2000 Lecturer at the Hochschule für Design Karlsruhe with Christian Moeller 8.1999 Conception and realisation of the audiovisual workshop at the "La Salle college of the art" in Singapore at the invitation of the Goethe Institute Singapore.

10.1997 Lectureship at the Institute Archimedia Linz

10.1996-3.97 Lectureship at the electronic studio of the Technical University Berlin. 

 26.6.96, 10.97, 4.98, 10.98, composition and signal processing workshops at ICEM.

10.1993-10.2000 Lecturer in composition at the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. Production management of the concert series.  


6.5.2016 "Speculations in Sounds", Spatial Music

21-23.1.2016 Lectures and concert at the University of Cologne

2014 "Musicacoustica 2014" Central Conservatory Beijing, lectures and concerts

11.2014 Goethe Institute Rome, lecture and concert

11-12.10.2012 Nanyang University, Singapore, Music and Visuals

5-6.6.2012 Conservatory of Cosenza, lecture series, (sponsored by Goethe Institut)

2011 Lima, Peru (2 lectures) (sponsored by Goethe Institut)

Shanghai, Academy of Music (sponsored by Goethe Institute)

12-25.10.2010 Cordoba, Argentina (6 lectures and concerts), sponsored by the Goethe Institut

18.11.2006 Taipei, lecture, "Composing in an audiovisual context", and concerts

29.10.2006 Kiyushu University, Fukuoka, "Composing with Algorithms", Germany

27.7.2006 ACROE Grenoble, "Time Structures with Physical Models", in German

29.5.2006 Arte Scienza Berlin, "Analysis"(funded by Goethe Institute)

27.5.2006 Inventions Berlin, "Physical Modeling"

16.5.2006 "On the potential of physical animations and research work at the ZKM" Lecture at the Zurich University of Music and Drama

11.5.2006 International Ensemble Modern Academy Frankfurt - "Electronic Music

3.4.2006 University of East Anglia, "Time Structures with Physical Models", Germany

10.2005 Workshop and lecture with composers at the Goetheinstitut Athens

10.2005 Workshop and lecture at the Ionian University of Corfu

2005 Lecture at the Musicological Institute of the University of Cologne

15.5.2001 Lecture at the Mozarteum Salzburg "physical modelling" in the context of the Science Week.

15.6.2001 Lecture at the festival Mix01 in Arhus.

19.62001 Lecture at the symposium "Convegno L`interazione uomo-macchina nel linguaggio musicale contemporaneo", Musica Scienca 2001 organized by Centro Ricerche Musicali, Rome. (sponsored by the Goethe Institute)

21.6.2001 Lecture at the ICEM Folkwang Hochschule Essen

28.6.2001 Concert and lecture at the electronic studio of the Musikhochschule Weimar.

28.9.2001 Lecture on "audiovisual composition" and performance, UNM Festival 2001 in Aarhus.

25.10.2001 Lecture and concert at the Musikhochschule Freiburg.

11.2001 Lecture and workshop at the ACROE symposium "Rencontres Internationales 

Informatique et creátion Artistique, Grenoble.

1.7.2000 Lecture at the Festival Inventionen 2000 with the theme "Space Composition

20.11.1999 Lecture at the symposium "Musica e tecnologia Domani" at the Scala Milano.

4.1997 Lecture at the "Center for Computer in Music and Acoustics", Stanford University, USA about "the modular approach of physical models of ACROE and its practical application. Implications. 

9.1996 Lecture at the Prix Ars Electronica "Contemporary Tendencies in Electroacoustic Music".

21.2.1995 Lecture at the "Center for Computer in Music and Acoustics", Stanford University, USA about spatial composition, granular synthesis and algorithmic structures in "Ambre, Lilac" 9.1995 Lecture and concert at the symposium "Brain, Spirit, Culture" at the 

"New Gallery Lucerne"

 10.1994 "Software solutions of algorithmic concepts" at the ZKM.

projects at zkm

2017 New works for the exhibition "Open Codes" at the ZKM Kalsruhe

2003-today development of a surround sound environment, software "Zirkonium".

2016-2020 "Interfaces", EU project with IRCAM, Centre Onassis Athens and others.

2016 "Sonification of flow data", research and development project for the Year of Science, in cooperation with the Federal Institute of Hydraulic Engineering

2015 "INSONIC 2105", international symposium on surround sound in cooperation with IRCAM, University of Santa Barbara, HFG - Karlsruhe

11-13.2015 "Next City Sounds", research and development project with symposium on acoustic urban planning and noise reception

2014-2015 "EASTN", EU project with ACROE, Grenoble, IAC Barcelona, Ionian University Corfu

12-14.12.2014 "My City My Sounds", research and development project with symposium: Potentials of participatory sound projects in the field of Augmented Reality

2012 Amazonas, multi-media opera project for the Biennale Munich, SESC Sao Paulo

2011-2013 "Composing with Sounds", EU project with GRM Paris, de Montfort University Leicester

2010-2011 "Ambiant", artistic EU project, with ACROE, Grenoble, Ionian University Corfu

2009 STRAHLEN, production and premiere of the work of K.H. Stockhausen

2008-2011 Mediaartbase, database project 750.000€ together with Documenta Archiv, Kassel, EMAF Osnabrück, Dokfest Kassel

2004-today Klangdom, development of software and surround sound environment for composers

with meanwhile three operational versions of the software "Zirkonium".

since 2007 "Giga-Hertz-Prize": electronic music prize together with the experimental studio of the SWR Freiburg, winners: Pierre Boulez, Jonathan Harvey, Jean Claude Risset, Trevor Wishart, Gottfried Michael König, John Chowning, Brian Eno.

2007 "Bipolar", project of the Federal Cultural Foundation and Hungarian partners from Budapest.

since 6.2005 Concert series: "Next Generation", biennial meeting of all electronic studios in the German-speaking area.

11.2005-2014 "Piano+": Festival with focus on piano and electronics, with curator Prof. Catherine Vickers

since 9.2005 quantum leaps or Con:temporaries : concert series with the International Ensemble Modern Academy with approx. 6 concerts per year

2003 LICHT-BILDER, production of the world premiere by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Donaueschinger Musiktage