Born June 6th, 1949 in Aachen, Germany. Played the drums already as a child. Selftaught at the age of fourteen in groups of various jazz styles and popular musics. Adept with Robert Wenseler and Christoph Caskel. From 1969 on almost exclusively an improviser on individually selected instruments. Worked since with all leading musicians of, by now, numerous generations of the international scene of “free jazz” and “free improvisation”. Concerttours in more than 40 countries. Founder member of a musicians’ cooperative in the seventies and producer of LPs for his label “Po Torch Records”. Can be listened to on almost 200 discs. Lives in Aachen and Austria. Despite very rare solo performances, and although giving occasional concerts with ad-hoc groups or being involved in projects including film, dance, actors &c., his main interest and work is musical improvisation in small durable groups.