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I was born 1982 in the city of Krems an der Donau in Austria. Now I´m living in Vienna and working as a composer, synth / keyboard / computer player and pianist. My musical interests are widespread, I don´t care about fundamental categorizations and concentrate on finding new sounds and forms for my compositions and improvisations.
In 2000 I began my jazz piano studies with Paul Urbanek and took jazz theorie/ composition courses at the Conservatory of Vienna. Focusing on jazz and improvisation during that period of time, I embeded myself as a piano player in Vienna´s music scene.
2004 I founded the artitsts collective JazzWerkstatt Wien. We started organizing festivals to set the stage for young improvisors and composers. It turned out to be a great success and we´ve become an institution, initiating various projects till this day.
In recent years I´ve been focusing on composition and electronic music. Since I´ve always concerned myself with learning state of the art computer music programs (from Logic 4.7 on to Ableton Live 8, very detailed research in using Finale to notate and playback microtonal music, at present learning Max/Msp,…) and checking out new technologies (following NUI Group with great interest and Peter Kirn´s fantastic createdigitalmusic blog), I try to combine all that knowledge with my experience as performing artist in order to approach my profession as a compser.
At present I perform in many different projects, ranging from folk bands or new music ensembles to theatre productions. -&rt; See my Projects page.
I also write compositions for my own bands and ensembles as Studio Dan and szene instrumental. Furthermore I initiate and organise JazzWerkstatt Wien programs, such as workshops, cd recordings, festivals and concerts.