Born and educated in Germany. Studying psychology/sociology in Dortmund and composition with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Institute for Computermusic und Electronic Media Essen. Visiting Scholar at Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University (1991-1993). Lecturer at the ICEM, Folkwang Hochschule Essen (1993-2000). Research Fellow at Kingston University (2000-2002).