Jakob Diehl was born in Paris in 1978 and grew up in the South of France, Vienna, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. He first learned the violin, then the guitar, later piano and
music theory, and studied composition with Mathias Hinke and at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann. For almost 20 years Jakob Diehl has been working as
a freelance composer of his own music, as well as composing for radio plays, theatre and film. Besides music, Jakob Diehl is also active as an actor in radio plays, theatre, TV and
film. He is also active as a speaker and voice performer in the field of 'new music' and has performed with international orchestras and ensembles at various festivals in Germany and
abroad. His own compositions range in format and instrumentation from solo instrument to orchestral and electronic music and have been performed by various ensembles and musicians at
home and abroad. Through taumel, his diverse activities - composition, music for other media, instrumental play, radio play, theatre, film (video) and voice performance - all merge
into one project for the first time. Jakob Diehl lives in the Netherlands since 2009.