Born in Braunau/Inn, I grew up in nearby Mining, where I was involved in the local cultural scene for many years. So in the 1970/80s I founded some house music ensembles, was flugelhorn player and for some years conductor of the local music band, from 1972-1991 director of the church choir Mining and member of a men's singing club. 
All this shaped my professional career and I like to think back to that time. My parents' house in Mining became our second home. In June 2022, after extensive renovation work, we opened the "Kulturscheune Mamling". Concerts, readings and lectures will take place there from May to September.