Florian Hollerweger - Columbia College Chicago

Florian Hollerweger

Assistant Professor



Florian Hollerweger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, where he teaches audio theory and acoustics with a focus on computational applications and artistic practice. Before joining Columbia College, Florian was a Lecturer in Music Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013-17) and at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2011-12), and worked for the automatic audio post production web service Auphonic (2012-13). An artist and scholar of sound, Florian develops artistic strategies for aestheticizing everyday aural experience in the context of sound installations and public listening interventions and does research on 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. in Music and Sonic Arts 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

Sound art, electronic and experimental music, sound and music computing, spatial audio, computer networks for audio, environmental acoustics

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Electroacoustic music composition, aural awareness in an everyday context, sound installations, public listening interventions, sound spatialization, live coding, procedural sound design, the human voice


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