Bernd Willimek

born in 1954, studied maths and physics at the University of Karlsruhe before studying music at the Karlsruhe University of Music where he completed a graduate degree in music theory and composition under Eugen Werner Velte. Freelance work as a music theory expert and composer. Author of the "Strebetendenz-Theorie" (Theory of Musical Equilibration). In conjunction with his wife, Daniela Willimek, he designed and conducted international study on the emotional perception of musical harmonies.