Hanns Holger Rutz (b. 1977 in Germany) is a sound artist, composer, performer, researcher and software developer in electronic art. His work, mainly comprised of sound and intermedia installation, live improvisation and electroacoustic composition, has been internationally exhibited, performed and awarded. In his creations, the development and research on software and algorithms plays an important role.

Rutz studied computer music and audio engineering at the Technical University Berlin, and worked as assistant professor at the Studio for electroacoustic Music (SeaM) Weimar and as research staff and post-doc at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) Graz. He completed a PhD at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in Plymouth, UK. Rutz lives and works as a freelance artist and researcher in Graz, Austria.

Currently lead of research project: Algorithms that Matter