Jochen Hippel is a musician from Kirchheimbolanden in southwest Germany. He played a prominent role in computer music during the 16-bit microcomputer era. Jochen's first computer music was a set of Christmas songs that he arranged in a rock style on his school's Commodore 64. As a member of The Exceptions, using the handle Mad Max, he wrote most of the music for their demos including the B.I.G. Demo (Best In Galaxy).