Biography:

studied classical percussion at the Richard-Strauß-Konservatorium in Munich and took various lessons at The Drummers Collective in New York.

There I played with different groups like the brasilian percussion group "Grupo Batucada", featuring Jaco Pastorius ( before he died ), the M`Boom Percussion Ensemble with Max Roach, Warren Smith a.o. Currently I`m also musical director for the Edith Stephen Electric Currents Dance Company, New York.

Since 1988 I`m principal percussionist at the Münchner Kammerspiele Theater in Munich ( Germany ) and also like to compose original music for dance companies ( my last production was the highly praised dance theater piece "Landschaft mit Göttinnen", choreographed by Verena Weiss at the Landestheater Innsbruck, Austria.

Mainly as a percussionist I performed with groups like Die Konferenz, Jazz Composers Orchestra, EBU Jazz Big Band, Klaus Doldingers Passport, Jazzquartett Soundscapes, Lenny McDowell Project, Zoll meets the Master Frank .....

During my short period on this planet I played with some very fine musicians:

Dave Samuels, Bob Mintzer, Tom van der Geld, Thomas Zoller, Roger Janotta, Hector Martignon, Warren Smith, Max Roach, Klaus Doldinger, Peter O`Mara, Ian Pace, Lutz Häfner, Krishna Kumar (India), Lenny Mc Dowell, Woody Shabata, Barbara Dennerlein, Wolfgang Haffner, Abu Hassan (Jordan), Evan Tate....

 

     
  Credits:

 

Theater:

Residenztheater, Munich, Münchner Kammerspiele, Landestheater Innsbruck, Kampnagel Fabrik . . .

Orchestra:

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz , Bayerischer Rundfunk, Münchner Symphoniker, Bayerische Staatsoper, Bremer Kammerphilharmonie. . . .

Jazzperformances:

Die Konferenz, Jazz Composers Orchestra, EBU Jazz Big Band, Klaus Doldingers Passport, M`Boom Percussion Ensemble, NY , Lenny McDowell Project , Zoll meets the Master Franks, Jazzquartett Soundscapes . . . .

Ethnic:

CARA BALI Gamelan Orchestra, Percussiontrio VOYAGE, Grupo Batucada, NY , Aquarelas do Brasil , MASALA - fusion of south indian music and jazz, Drum for your life, WAWANCO - Salsa Big Band . . . .

Music for Dance Companys:

Verena Weiss "Landschaft mit Göttinnen" at the Landestheater Innsbruck, Austria, Elaine Shipman Dance Company, NY , Edith Stephen Electric Current Dance Company, NY . . . .

Musicals:

Carmen ( directed by Peter Brook ), West Side Story ( European Tour ), Showboat, Sweet Charity ( European Tour ) . . . .

Experimental Music:

Cine Sound Team, Munich , International Filmfestival, Dublin, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Filmfest Braunschweig. . . . .

New Music:

Founding Member of the "Munich Art Ensemble ", Wiener Festwochen, Bregenzer Festspiele, Breminale `88, Aspekte `83, Salzburg, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, `89 , Münchner Schlagzeugquartett . . . .

     
 

Discography:

Ethnospheres I + II , ( Sonoton ),

Voyage - Kelim Dance ( Blue Flame )

Shiva`s Cosmic Dance ( Krishna Kumar )

Expect me ( Alison Welles )

Zoll meets the Masterfrank ( Thomas Zoller )

Ondas , Estampie

Fin Amor, Estampie

 
     
     
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