Lives and works in Johannesburg (again since 1999)


Musician (since childhood)

Current Works

“I press my spine to the ground” (2016)

“Stories” (2015)
“Theory” (2010)


Composer in residence at the Jazz Musik Akademie Basel (2016)

Residency at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA (2010)

Pro Helvetia studio residency, Basel (2010)

Composer in Residence at Wits University, Johannesburg (2004)

First Works

“Happy Sad”, West Wind records (1990)

“Abstractions”, West Wind records (1989)

“On the other side”, Shifty records (1986)


Doctorate in Composition, Wits University (2017)

Pretoria Boys High School (1970's)

Mother: Sales Lady
Father: Italian Chef
Two Children (born 1990 and 1993)

Dream job as a child: Musician

Further Information

Mats Staub, Johannesburg, 12.07.2017