Job title: Programme Director, Art - MPhil/PhD | Chancellor's Fellow - Reader, School of Art


Research outputs: Florian Hecker on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Florian Hecker (born 1975) works with synthetic sound across performance, installation, and publications, exploring compositional developments in postwar modernity, audiology, and psychoacoustical knowledge.

He 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. He has been a Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art since September 2014.

Exhibitions and projects

Recent major exhibitions and projects include "Inspection (Maida Vale Project)", BBC Maida Vale Studios, London; "Florian Hecker - Formulations", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany and "FAVN", Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany (all 2016). "Florian Hecker - Formulations", Culturgest, Porto; "A Script for Machine Synthesis", 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 Sadie Coles HQ, London; MD72, Berlin; "Articulação", Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; "Nouveau Festival", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (all 2012); MIT Saarinen Chapel, Cambridge, MA; "Push & Pull", Tate Modern (both 2010).

Books and catalogues

Books and catalogues include: 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.

Also 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, Germany, 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.


Florian has an extensive discography with over 25 releases, including: "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, 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.

Current PhD students