I am composer for audiovisual media and sound designer from Germany. My work has been broadcast internationally on streaming services and TV-stations all over the globe such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Showtime, ProSieben, KIKA, WDR, M6 or Univision, just to name a few. I also work with various trailer and production music labels such as Warner/Chappell, Elbroar and Music Sculptor.
When I’m not writing music I teach film music & sound design at the Mediadesign Hochschule Düsseldorf and the Ruhr Universität Bochum.
The road so far…
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…
Shortly after beginning to study music at the University of Münster, I founded my first band called „Jesus On Extasy“ in 2005. It wasn’t long until we signed a three record deal with Drakkar Entertainment / Sony BMG, that would also lead us on support tours and festivals with acclaimed acts such as Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Tool, Nightwish or Eisbrecher, just to name a few.
After JoE broke up, I founded the band FTANNG! with Peter Vignold, which is a fantastic outlet for ideas I can’t follow in my film music endeavors.