I enjoy playing drums in various styles from jazz (triosence) to latin (Ritmo Del Mundo), singer-songwriter (Christina Lux, Gregor Meyle) to indie-pop (Planting Robots). I play live and record in the studio on a regular basis. I have been recording in all kinds of settings, e.g. with Legacy at the Mastergrove Studios in Los Angeles some 80s-style hardrock-music, with triosence at Rainbow Studios Oslo with the great Jan Erik Kongshaug in a typical jazz-setting, with Michael Reed at Hansa Studio Berlin or recorded worldmusic-drumtracks for Hamid Baroudi at Horus Studio Hannover. I also record in my own studio and contributed tracks to CDs from Marius Goldhammer, Christina Lux, triosence, etc.
I love playing percussions in all kinds of styles, although I was taught in traditional afro-cuban and afro-brasilian styles, I really enjoy playing in a pop-music contest e.g. with The Voice of Germany, Stefanie Heinzmann, Marquess, Benny Greb, Mark Medlock, David Garrett, ... When I record in the studio I usually play drums & additional percussion tracks to offer more variety.
Since playing with a group called chillgmbh in the early 2000s I have been playing around with different electronic setups, from being the "DJ" in a band (playing only loops, samples, etc.) to combining live-drums with electronics. When I recorded for the german group ELOY I played drums & percussion - overdubs for the CD "Visionary" and also programmed a drum-loop for one of the songs. And when I recorded with Christina Lux for the "Tribute to die fantastischen Vier" album I played live drums, but also programmed different special-fx-sounds for her song. In live settings I use Ableton Live to trigger sounds and use delays and reverbs on my drums-percussion-hybrid setup. I also use Roland SPD-SX and other controllers to benefit from the electro-sound-world. On big stages I work together with the light and video crew regularly and synchronize their "world" with the "music world" via Ableton Live and different time-code options.
I love teaching and am happy to do it here... ...at the Hochschule Osnabrück, where I teach drumset major as well as a percussion- and electronic-beatz-ensemble. ...at the Popakademie Mannheim where I teach drums and percussion students. ...at music college Hannover, where I teach Rhythmik, Music Listening and jazz- & latin-drums. I wrote the curriculum for each topic and am very happy with the results of my students. Besides that I am coaching at music camps, drum clinics and workshops like Creativ Drum Camp, Jazz & Rock Workshop Salzgitter, Complete Music Camps Hamburg and Kassel, a.o. On the pic you see me leading a samba-ensemble at creativ drum camp in France 2012.
Since I finished my studies in cultural management at the Leibniz University in Hannover in 2012 I am also working in management-situations. E.g. I organize clinics at music college Hannover and am in charge of their partnership with the L.A. Music Academy. I am also part of political commission for cultural development of Lower Saxony. For the yearly Complete Music Camps (www.completemusiccamp.de) I am functioning as project-manager as well as fundraiser. On this pic you see me together with Katja Friedenberg doing radio-promo for the complete music camp in Kassel.