is a professor for Digital Media and Audio Design at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany). Additionally he is a founding member of the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) and since 1997 director of the division ((audio)) Aesthetic Strategies. For many
years he was an active jazz musician and lecturer on digital production and aesthetics of music. His research interests are technoculture and aesthetics of music, production and distribution of music in the context of new media.