I came to art via engineering. In academic computer music, building own software and tools to achieve specific results is common practice. My installation works also very much rely on self written software and my performances, too. I build hardware, and I played a significant role in the development of a commercial music software called Ableton Live and several software instruments and effects that are part of it. I consider building beautiful and elegant tools an art form, that is inspired by other art forms and reflects back on the art which is created with them.