Internationally acclaimed composer known for his sound art and contemporary classical works. His music also exhibits his interest in astronomy, Aboriginal art, spirituality, and existentialism.
He studied at music conservatories in Paris, France and Hannover, Germany. He wrote a cycle of compositions called "Caeli enarrant..." in 1989.
He moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1990 and sought musical inspiration from solo trips to the Australian Outback.
His private and reclusive nature made his personal life a mystery.
He and Russian composer Ivan Sokolov were contemporaries.