Born in Hamburg, Germany, 1956. Relocated to the United States in 2008. Lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife.
Sound engineering traineeship at Alster Studios, Hamburg. Co-founder of Waves Light Show, Hamburg. Later studied sociology, political science, journalism and systematic musicology. Postgraduate scholarship from Friedrich Naumann Foundation, 1992 Ph.D. from University of Hamburg for The Reality of Media. In the U.S. studied screenwriting at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Since 1988 books; radio features and docus for NDR Radio and Deutschlandfunk, mainly about music, art topics, media history and media research. Screenplays for TV crime series and a court show, storylines for a daily soap. ScholarScript Screenplay Award 2012 from Millbrook Pictures, Berlin (HERE).
Project head at a polling institute, collaboration on a research project at University of Hamburg, Institute for Sociology. Freelance collaborator at Erdenklang Music Publishing; media work for independent record labels in the Electronic and Gothic scene. Producer and managing partner at Sternklang Musik (music publishing and audio book production) in Tornesch near Hamburg.