Spyra was born in Eschwege. He began his career in the early 1990s constructing 'soundscapes' and installations around Germany.
He has collaborated with a wide range of visual artists, musicians, producers and DJs,
including Pete Namlook as the duo Virtual Vices, and with Robert Rutman as a member of the Steel Cello Ensemble.
Spyra has released several albums, starting in 1995 with Homelistening Is Killing Clubs.
Spyra's focus is on instrumental electronic music, seamlessly blending interesting samples, synthesizers, percussion
and other elements together in unique ways. While sometimes experimental, most of his music has a certain accessibility
in terms of the rhythmic and melodic components.
Though frequently associated with the retro or Berlin School sound pioneered by Klaus Schulze and others,
he uses modern ambient electronica elements extensively, creating his own rich sound that defies easy categorization.