Florian Hecker


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Florian Hecker works with synthetic sound, the listening process and the audience's auditory experience. Inhabiting the domains of performance, installation, and publications, Hecker's projects are exploring compositional postwar modernity, audiology, and psychoacoustical knowledge.

Hecker studied Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics at Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich and Fine Arts at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, where he received his diploma. Before joining ECA as a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2014, he thought at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he established the course Sound Creations, as part of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Recent major exhibitions and projects include: "Florian Hecker – Synopsis / Seriation" University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO, USA; "Florian Hecker - Halluzination,Perspektive, Synthese", Kunsthalle Wien; "Florian Hecker – Synopsis", Tramway, Glasgow, U.K (both 2017). "Inspection (Maida Vale Project)", BBC Maida Vale Studios, London; "Florian Hecker - Formulations", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and "FAVN", Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (all 2016). "Florian Hecker - Formulations", Culturgest, Porto; "A Script for Machine Synthesis", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Maison de la Radio, Paris; "Florian Hecker / John McCracken", Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz; and "Chimerization / Hinge", Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (all 2015);

His work "C.D. – (A Script for Synthesis)", (2013) was presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, as part of Performa 13. "Affordance" (2013), a three-channel synthetic sound piece, was presented as part of "Soundings: A Contemporary Score", Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013). Further exhibitions and performances include those at MoMA PS1 (2015); Sadie Coles HQ, London; MD72, Berlin; "Articulação", Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; documenta 13, Kassel; "Nouveau Festival", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (all 2012); MIT Saarinen Chapel, Cambridge, MA; "Push & Pull", Tate Modern (both 2010).

Books and catalogues include: "Florian Hecker - Halluzination,Perspektive, Synthese", Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2029; "Florian Hecker - Formulations", Koenig Books, London; "Florian Hecker - John McCracken", Sternberg Press, Berlin, (both 2016); "Florian Hecker - Chimerizations", Primary Information, New York, 2013. "Florian Hecker - Event, Stream, Object", Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2010. As well as David Bussel, "Looking at display, images of contemporary art in London galleries", Koenig Books, London; and Daniela Zyman et al., "Transitory Objects", Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, (both 2009). Hans Ulrich Obrist, "Formulas for Now", Thames & Hudson, London, 2008; Christina Werner, "Ars Viva 07/08 Sound", Revolver, Frankfurt, 2007; Akiko Miyake, "Substantials # 02", CCA Kitakyushu, 2005; and Kathrin Rhomberg, et al. "Ausgeträumt…", Secession, Vienna, 2002 as well as Rem Koolhaas, et. al. "Mutations", TN Probe, Tokyo 2001.

Hecker has an extensive discography including: "Inspection II" (Editions Mego, Vienna & Urbanomic, Falmouth, UK, 2019); "A Script for Machine Synthesis" (Editions Mego, Wien, 2017); "Articulação Sintetico" (Editions Mego, Wien, 2017); "Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera" (PAN, Berlin, 2015); "Articulação", (Editions Mego, Vienna, 2014); "Chimerization" (Editions Mego, Vienna, 2012); "Triadex Muse Trecks" (nbk, Berlin, 2012); "Speculative Solution" (Editions Mego, Vienna & Urbanomic, Falmouth, UK, 2011); "3 Track 12”" (Editions Mego, Vienna, 2010); "NEU CD" (Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2010); "Acid in the Style of David Tudor" (Editions Mego, Vienna, 2009); "Live @ WDR" (Tochnit Aleph, Berlin, 2009)' "Hecker, Höller, Tracks" (Semishigure, Berlin 2007); "Recordings for Rephlex" (Rephlex, London, 2006); "PV Trecks" (Kölnischer Kunstverein / Mego, Cologne / Vienna, 2004); "Sun Pandämonium" (Mego, Vienna, 2003); "s/t" (Alku, Barcelona, 1999); "IT ISO161975" (Mego, Vienna, 1998) and "Kanal GENDYN" (Editions Mego, Vienna, 2011); "UPIC Warp Tracks" (Warp Records, London, 2008); "Blackest Ever Black (Electroacoustic UPIC Recordings)" (Warner Classics, London, 2007) and "Revision" (Mego, Vienna, 2005) as Haswell & Hecker. And "Palimpsest" (Mego, Vienna, 2004) as Yasunao Tone & Hecker.




  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Installation
  • Sculpture
  • Sound
  • M Music
  • Sound
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Audiology
  • Computer Music


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