I studied physics at ETH Zürich in the nineties. In my PhD I built up a complex scanning probe microscope to investigate the quantum hall effect. As an experimentalist my profession is to create systems of mechanics, electronics and informatics. In 2002 I founded a company providing control systems for surface science experiments. Always being interested in quantum and neuromorphic computing I joined the institute of neuroinformatics in 2012 to work on experimental setups in the group of Richard Hahnloser. Here we research how birds learn to sing. I develop systems for the acoustic experiments with songbirds. My main tools are LabVIEW to program signal processing algorithms on FPGAs and MATLAB for data analysis. Recently I started a project to acquire and analyze the vocal communication of wild orcas with interest in the evolution of language.