Born in Sonneberg / Thüringen 1959. Studied doublebass at the Hochschule für Musik, East Berlin until 1980. Apart from work in music ensembles ranging from contemporary classical to free improvisation, is a central concern with experimental music-theater, dance projects, work with live poetry and his own solo performances incorporating the voice. After lengthy residencies in Lyon (1980-88) and Cologne, he returnd to Berlin in 1991 and has since been active as an improviser, performing with the likes of Shelley Hirsch, David Moss, Tony Oxley, Sven Ake Johansson, Jon Rose, Chris Cutler a.o. He has performed specially composed solo works by Georg Katzer, Lothar Voigtländer and Helmut Oehring. He is also active as a composer for improvising musicians.