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Tout m’avale. Quand j’ai les yeux fermés, c’est par mon ventre que je suis avalée, c’est dans mon ventre que j’étouffe.
[Réjean Ducharme, L’Avalée des avalés]


eel free to contact me, send me questions, comments on programs, papers, the music you can download or suggestions concerning this homepage of mine. I will try to answer what I think is worth answering ;-). Just send an e-mail to

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ight now I am working as a Researcher on my Ph.D. at the LSV (Department for Spoken Language Systems) at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany. I just sort of determined the subject and decided to do some research concerning kernel methods and reproducing kernels in combination with speech recognition via mircophon-arrays.


1992Placed 3rd in composition competition "Jugend komponiert" (young composers) in Germany
1996Performance of Dialektisches Werk in the context of the 50th anniversary of the federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Neuss, Germany
2005Winner of the Hochschulwettbewerb der Rektorenkonferenz der Musikhochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (competition of the music academies in Germany) for Laced, performed at the Music Academy of Hamburg, Germany
July 2008Winner of the international composition contest "Schubert und die Moderne" of the Univerity of performed arts, Graz with 2 -- 1 for violin and piano.
1995 - 2001Studies of musicology, computer science and philosophy at the University of Bonn, Germany
1998 - 1999Grafix-engine software development at the BEC
1997 - 1998Assistant teaching at the department of musicology (University of Bonn) in harmony and counterpoint
2000 - 2002Software-development at the department of computer science (Prof. Michael Clausen, University of Bonn)
2001Diploma of computer science (specialization: Audio Signal Processing; Theme of thesis: Automatic Harmonic Analysis of Chorals in the style of J.S.Bach)
2001 - 2005Studies of composition with Prof. York Höller, piano with Prof. Klaus Oldemeyer as well as Harmony and Counterpoint with Prof. Friedrich Jaecker at the Academy of Music Cologne in Germany.
2003 - 2004Research and software-development at the FGAN in the area of target tracking of extended objects and convois (radar systems)/ Clustering
Since 10/2005Working as a Researcher on my Ph.D. at the LSV (Department for Spoken Language Systems) at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, with Prof. Dr. Dietrich Klakow.
Since 11/2005Further studies in composition with Prof. Theo Brandmüller at the Academy of Music, Saarland, Germany
2000-2004Working as a composer and programmer for an aerial dance group , see music-link to the left.