Born March 16th, 1949 in Vienna. Secondary School in Vienna, graduation in 1967. Studies of Mathematics and Physics at University of Vienna. Dissertation at Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics. Doctor’s Degree in 1976. Employee at Siemens Austria AG, specializing in the development of software for the control of power generation and distribution. Additional occupation with contemporary classical music, including electronic music. Intensive engagement with focus on the life and work of the composer Max Brand (from 1989 onward establishment of the Max Brand Archive in Langenzersdorf, member of the jury board for the Max Brand Prize) and of the composer Paul Kont (President of the Paul Kont Society).