Jörg was trained to use music therapy in special education, specialising in the treatment of adolescents and addiction. As a researcher at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany he was involved in sensory, posture and movement research at the Department of Physiology. Later, as Senior Research Fellow at the same university, he established a research service and music therapy online journal at the Chair for Qualitative Research in Medicine. Funded by FP6 of the EU and AOF as a senior researcher at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research at University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, he focused on music therapy interventions and brain responses on depression and stroke treatment.
Jörg's research interests, publications and scientific memberships focus on:
music therapy and its applications in healing cultures, modern medicine and special education
Kairological principles of music therapy processes and improvisation
music and the reward system in the brain
popular music culture and performance.
He has performed and recorded music widely as a guitarist, singer and Saz (Baglama) player.