Christian has played drums on several albums, for a wide variety of artists – in his native Austria as well as internationally, including legendary British band Depeche Mode.  He began drumming at the age of 4, and started his professional career aged 16 playing sessions and doing tours with various artists, across many genres. He has been performing with Depeche Mode since 1997, as their drummer.  He has toured extensively with Depeche Mode as their drummer on world tours promoting four albums – ‘Sounds Of The Universe’, ‘Playing The Angel’, ‘Exciter’ and ‘The Singles 86-98’.

Christian’s credits include writing with Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, with co-writes on ‘Sounds Of The Universe’, ‘Playing The Angel’ and Gahan’s solo album ‘Hourglass’.

He also has his own band Compact Space, a project which enables him to act as drummer, producer and co-writer.