Hanns Holger Rutz (b. 1977 in Germany) is a sound artist, composer, performer, researcher and software creator 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 works, the development and research on software and algorithms plays an important role, and he is interested in the materiality of writing processes, and trajectories of aesthetic objects as they travel and transform across different works and different artists.

Rutz works as Senior Scientist at the Doctoral School for Artistic Research of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG), Austria. He worked as Senior Postdoc at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of KUG, most recently leading the FWF-funded artistic research project “Algorithms that Matter”. He holds a PhD in computer music from Plymouth University, UK. Prior, he worked as assistant professor at the Studio for electroacoustic Music (SeaM) Weimar, Germany.

Rutz lives and works in Graz, Austria.