Born in 1956 in Klagenfurt, moved to Vienna in the mid-1970s and studied saxophone and flute at the city conservatory. 1977 co-founder of the "Vienna Art Orchestra", to which he belonged until 1989. Served as co-leader of the bands "Part of Art", "Air Mail" and "Pat Brothers". From 1985 collaboration with Carla Bley. 1988 Album debut "Pieces of a Dream".
Among the international band projects, the following stand out: the collaboration with the Korean percussion quartet "Samul Nori" in the formation "Red Sun"; the "Gemini" funk-jazz duo with ex-Ornette Coleman bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma; and the brilliant fusion of Austrian brass band tradition and deep jazz-funk in "Alpine Aspects". 2008 saw the release of "Homage To O. C." with arrangements of Ornette Coleman tunes. Recordings since the turn of the millennium: "Things Change - The 50th Anniversary Box" (2006), "Grey" with Steve Swallow, Don Alias and Victor Lewis (2001), "Late Night Show" (2005, double CD).