Born in Stuttgart. Music studies with Nepomuk David (theory and counterpoint), with Jürgen Uhde (piano). 1957 first attendance at the Darmstadt vacation course: Scherchen, Stockhausen, Pousseur, Maderna, Nono, Adorno. From 1958 studies in Venice with Nono. 1960 return from Venice to Munich. 1963 and 1964 Cologne Courses in New Music. 1965 engaged by IPEM-Studio in Ghent. From 1966 lecturer in composition at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Since 1970 teaching at the Ludwigsburg Educational University.