Juli 25, 2016

About

Music accompanies us from the beginning of our lives. On the day we’re born,  a cascade of sounds is the first impression we get of this world. Music conjures emotions, creates pictures in our heads and becomes the soundtrack of our life. „Star Wars“, „Rocky“, „Back to the Future“, „Beverly Hills Cop“ or „Super Mario Bros.“ and „Tetris“ – let’s be honest: Who doesn’t have pictures and melodies in his head?

Ever since I can remember, I was a big fan of film music. Thus, it was no surprise for my piano teacher that, when I first started at the age of 5, I rather wanted to play the beautiful pieces of John Williams or Danny Elfman instead of Mozart and Bach. My life suddenly changed though shortly after I turned 14: Looking for sheet music I stumbled across my first synthesizer. It was love at first sight. I had taken the first step into a bigger world…

Fast forward: 11 years, countless music lessons and half a study in composition and music theory later my career would take a different turn than initially expected. Instead of becoming a film composer I founded the rock band „Jesus On Extasy“ and got a record deal with Drakkar Entertainment / Sony BMG. The dream of becoming a professional musician had become true. From 2005 to 2010 I released three studio albums and shared the stage with names such as The Prodigy, Tool, Marilyn Manson, Nightwish, Unheilig or Eisbrecher on various tours and festivals.

During this time I met creative people from a variety of fields, asking me to write custom music for their projects. This way, things came full circle and I finally started working in the field I’ve always dreamt of working in.

To express my vision of artistic freedom and integrity, I started the band „FTANNG!“, shortly after my departure from Jesus On Extasy in 2011.

In 2015, I decided to pass on my knowledge and teamed up with the university MEDIADESIGN HOCHSCHULE where I teach music and sound design in the game design degree course.