juergen hits the local music scene of his hometown munich at age 17. shortly after his debut as a bassplayer he plays in the opening act for ray charles.
he hones his skills at the sweelinck conservatory of amsterdam, in paris under john cage colleague joelle leandre and finally at suny purchase, new york. he graduates with a masters degree in music in 2001.
juergen played and studied with artists such as kevin mahogany, lester bowie, monty waters, scott colley, todd coolman and jon faddis.
juergen played at legendary CBGB‘s (New York), Knitting Factory (New York), Smoke (New York), Else‘s (Montreal), Studio 303 (Montreal), Theatre Garage (Minneapolis), Waterfront Theatre (Vancouver), Meander (Amsterdam) and Unterfahrt (Munich).
the year 2003 was a period of intense creative output. in that year juergen invites vocalist/laptopartist hester boverhuis of amsterdam and multi instrumentalist kai wolff of berlin to join the fun.
together with hester he writes the audio-visual music and literature performance „breakdown on paradise blvd � showdown in three acts“, which they perform in munich at laden 13. the show contains text fragments by william burroughs, hunter s. thompson and the grimm brothers, plus fragments taken from a conversation of david bowie and william burroughs.
it stages exceptional surreal circumstances of life in sound, word and picture.