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A few words about me

After my studies in Vienna and Cologne (guitar/composition) and some years in the United States, my interest in cross-genre activities grew, in the artistic, but also in the cultural-political field (among others, founding of the Pasticcio Award for interesting Austrian CD productions in Radio Ö1.

The composer as artifact collector.

My music wants to say something, it wants to speak to the listeners. Any means will do. Effortlessly I could have made everything sound much more complicated, the difficult thing is to make the music simple. This requires, I confess, a courage that does not always come naturally to me. My music is not “new”, that is a meaningless term in this context, it also does not want to “cross borders”, because in the meantime there are more border crossings than borders. I wish that my music creates generous space to offer shelter to the most diverse musical modes of expression. Tonality plays a decisive role in the world of signs and images, because its easily comprehensible language and its refraction provides comprehensible drama.

Some call this meta-language “postmodernism”. As a designated composer of this postmodernism – which for me begins with Richard Strauss – I naturally use the stylistics of historical epochs and use their means of expression, including modernism.

A music of pacification? Or of consolation?



Happy Box Production, Release, Works
The King Arthur Séance
Premiere Theater an der Wien, January 2014 and Brucknerhaus Linz, Großer Saal Purcell's King Arthur updated and retold.
Cloud Appreciation
Concerto for string orchestra and two soloists (guitar and marimba) Premiere Ivan and Christiana Mancinelli 2013, Prague
Happy Box Production, Works
Best of Apocalypse
Premiere in October 2012 Stadtsaal Vienna - With Katharina Strasser, Cornelius Obonya and the trio Birds of Vienna Helmut Jasb...
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