CV I studied musicology, philosophy, history and media in Zurich and Berlin. In the 1980s freelance composer, music critic and sound engineer. In 1993 I moved to London. During the 1990s I composed music for numerous TV documentaries broadcast on BBC 1 & 2, Channel 4 and Discovery. I also worked as radio producer for German public radio, reporting on British contemporary art music. From 2004 - 2020, Senior Lecturer in Digital Music and Sound Arts at University of Brighton.
In my music I combine electronic sounds with live-performing musicians. I like collaborating. My latest interest is audio-visual composition creating sound and images in parallel.
My research interests are varied, from musicology, music and sound in film, to sound studies. Practice based research, i.e understanding what we are already doing has been a new focus. I have been involved in a listening group trying to understand the complexity of listening and speaking. I am fascinated by the concept of atmosphere: in sound, light, architecture and space. In Feb 2021 I have become a research fellow at Schumacher Society connecting imaginative listening and reflective writing to improve collaborating. I use phenomenological and action research approaches in the process.
My old website soundbasis.eu is not maintained anymore.