Florian Hollerweger - Columbia College Chicago

Florian Hollerweger

Associate Professor



Florian Hollerweger is an 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). As an artist and scholar of sound, Florian creates experimental audio streaming servers, 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); AUDI 412 Spatial Audio; AUDI 311 Digital Audio Effects Programming; AUDI 443 Networks and Networking for Media; PROG 110 Art of Code; 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