Born 1943 in Berlin, raised in Argentina. 1964-1968 study of mechanical engineering, Technical University Stuttgart, 1969-1972 study of picture and sound engineer, Robert-Schumann-Conservatory/ University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, graduation as Dipl. Bild- und Toningenieur (FH). From 1972 employed as tonmeister, Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg. From 1986 freelance tonmeister of SDR, SWR and WDR. From 1992 lecturer for music transmission at the Erich-Thienhaus-Institut (ETI) of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, from 1996 professor for music transmission, ETI HfM Detmold, from 1998-2008 institute director ETI. From 2008-2019 president of the Association of German Tonmeisters.
Main fields of work:
Over a thousand record and CD productions in over 60 studios worldwide, various live broadcasts and television broadcasts.
"Der Tonmeister", miking acoustic instruments in pop music - live and studio setups, Verlag Schiele & Schön Berlin.
Among numerous awards, two Grammy nominations (2005 and 2007 with Bob Brookmeyer), two Echo Klassik (2001 with Fred Frith and 2009 with Uri Caine).