Joachim Heintz after studying Literature and Art History, began his composition studies with Younghi Pagh-Paan and Guenter Steinke in Bremen in 1995 at the Hochschule Fuer Kuenste. During the course of his studies in Bremen, he worked intensively in the electronic music field and also with mixed media such as video. He is the head of the electronic studio FMSB in the institute for new music Incontri at the HMTM in Hannover (Hanover University of Music Drama and Media), has been teaching Audio-Programming at the HfK Bremen for many years and is still a member of the Theater der Versammlung in Bremen. He composes both for instruments and electronics, for concerts, sound installations, performances and as theatre music. He is an active member of the Open Source community, in particular in the development of Csound and CsoundQt. As head of the Hanover Society for Contemporary Music (HGNM) he initiates and hosts workshops, discussions and concerts as encounters between traditional asian instruments and contemporary music.