Florian Hollerweger - Columbia College Chicago

Florian Hollerweger

Associate Professor



Florian Hollerweger is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, where he teaches audio theory, spatial audio, digital audio effects programming, and networked audio, with a focus on computational applications and artistic practice. Before joining Columbia College in 2018, Florian was a Lecturer in Music Technology at MIT (2013-2017) and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2011-2012) and worked for the automatic audio post production web service Auphonic (2012-2013). In his current position, Florian explores broadcasting a sonic art form, for example through experimental audio streaming servers that provide a platform for student projects in areas such as data sonification. As an artist and scholar of sound, Florian also creates electroacoustic music and live coding performances; explores artistic strategies for aestheticizing everyday aural experience in the context of sound installations, public listening interventions, as well as sound design for film and other media; and researches 3D sound spatialization by means of binaural room impulse responses and Higher-Order Ambisonics. Florian has performed, exhibited, and otherwise presented his work across Europe, the British Isles, the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland (Sonic Arts Research Centre), and a Diplomingenieur (M.Sc.) from the Graz University of Technology, Austria (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics).

Instructional Areas

AUDI 103 Audio Theory and Systems (multi-section course coordinator); PROG 110 Art of Code, Audio: Python (multi-section course coordinator); AUDI 412 Spatial Audio; AUDI 311 Digital Audio Effects Programming; AUDI 443 Networks and Networking for Media; MEDI 481 The Sonic Experience

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Sound and music computing; electroacoustic music composition; aestheticization of everyday sounds; sound installations; public listening interventions; sound spatialization; live coding; procedural audio; audio broadcasting as a sonic art form


Dipl.-Ing., Electrical Engineering-Sound Engineering Graz University of Technology 2006
Ph.D., Music and Sonic Arts Queen's University Belfast 2011