Born in Bordeaux. He studied at the Strasbourg Conservatory and took part in composition seminars held by Emmanuel Nunes at IRCAM as well as in classes by Sergiu Celibidache, Vinko globokar, Barre Philips, Derek Bailey and Evan Parker.
He has worked with the Ensemble Köln, Exposé (London), Zygma (Luxemboug), Ensemble 2e2m (Paris) and Contrechamps (Geneva). He is one of the founding members of the New Hinton Ensemble (Paris/Rotterdam). From 1995 to 1998, he was a resident member of Klang-forum Wien.
He has taught at Darmstädter Ferienkurse and held master classes in Russia and Japan. Since 1998, he has been teaching the saxophone at the Lausanne Conservatory.