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His works and activities spread among electroacoustic and instrumental composition, live music and video for performance, dance and theatre, free improvisation, sound direction, sound design for film and multimedia interactive installation, analysis of electroacoustic music. All shown in international festivals (DE, UK, FR, BR, IT, GR, NL, CA, LT, LV).


He regularly cooperates with different institutions in the field of contemporary music, dance and multimedia performance, such as Schwenkhalle Bremen (DE), Ensemble New Babylon (Bremen, DE), Tanzkollektiv Bremen, Theater Bremen (DE), D’Haus Düsseldorf (DE), Theater Osnabrück (DE), Gerhard-Marks Haus (Bremen, DE), Tempo Reale (Florenz, IT) and Mezzo Forte Design (IT).


He studied Electronic Music and Composition at Conservatorio G.B. Martini (Bologna, IT) with Prof. Francesco Giomi e Prof. Lelio Camilleri and at Hochschule für Künste Bremen (DE) with Prof. Kilian Schwoon, Jörg Birkenkötter and Joachim Heinz.

2015-16 he was Meisterschüler in “Temporal Media” at the HfK Bremen (Prof. Jean-Fraçois Guiton) with focus on interactivity between sound, image and gesture.

He improved himself through workshops with international composers, performer and sound artists such as D. Smalley, B. Parmegiani, S. Sciarrino, A. Mayr, F. Bayle, P. Billone, M. Belli, A. Soto, B. Fort, F. Maheu, L. Sonami, J. O’Callaghan, R. Normandeau.


His soundtrack for the silent movie "die Leuchte Asiens" (1925, F. Osten) was screened at Berlinale Retrospektive 2018.


2017 he was finalist at the FRANZ LISZT - Scholarship (Akusmatische Komposition) in Weimar.


2018 he started the project ElekTrAktions, a multimedia electroacoustic performative series in Bremen, in cooperation with Theater SCHLACHTHOF and the support of Senator für Kultur Bremen.


Since 2018 he teaches Sound Design, Multimedia Installation and Interactive Narrative Forms at the Hochschule Bremerhaven (Digital Media Department), Multimedia Performance and Electroacoustic Composition for Digital Media at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and Music Theory and Perception at Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen Ottersberg (DE).
He regularly gives workshops about synthesizers and electroacoustic techniques for live sound in cooperation with Theater SCHLACHTHOF.


Rheinische Post,


review of the theater dance piece "Time to Shine" with my music and videoprojections, 01.05.2023

review of my light installation "CITY PULSES" and live audiovisual mapping "METAMORPHOSIS OF TIME" in Bremerhaven, DE, 20.04.2023

review of the children opera "Odyssee zur Mond" with my video projections, 08.11.2021

another nice review of the piece BLO LEN at the Gaida 21 concert LENscapes in Vilnius (LT), 30.10.2021

first review of the piece BLO LEN premiered at Gaida 21 concert LENscapes in Vilnius (LT)

buten un binnen, 20.4.2021

portrait about my sound design, sound art and performance

Die Lust am Untergang

by Jan-Paul Koopmann

Wieder auf die Spitze

by Rolf Stein


by Rolf Stein

Weser Report, 12.9.2019

Weser Kurier, 8.9.2019

Kreiszeitung, 18.8.2019

Kreiszeitung, 19.6.2019

Kreiszeitung, 7.6.2019

Buten un binnen, 1.10.2018

Kreiszeitung, 4.6.2018

Weser Kurier, 27.5.2018

Weser Kurier, 22.11.2017

Weser Kurier, 11.2.2017

review of the sound intallation

review of the sound intallation

review of the dance performance

review of the dance performance

review of the multimedia performance series

portrait video-interview

about Karl Marx ... die Verhältnisse zum Tanzen zwingen

about SoEuC

about "Die Leuchte Asiens"

about Hoffman - ein Offenbach Projekt

Noch so ein Loop

by Rolf Stein

Raum für Klang

by Isabelle Becker

Kreiszeitung, 10.2.2017

Februarheft von Theater Bremen, 23.12.2016

about Hoffman - ein Offenbach Projekt


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