He was born around 1410 in Neurenberg (Germany). He died in 1473 in Munich (Germany). Was blind. Hoforganist (=court organ player) of Albrecht IV of Beiern (= Bavaria). Together with Arnold Schick and Paul Hofhaimer he belonged to the so-called colorists, i.e. organ players that transposed vocal music to organ music. In 1452 his "Fundamentum Organisande" appeared in, which the counterpoint of those days is being treated with many examples.