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.

As artistic researcher, he has been involved with several projects funded by the FWF’s Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK), leading 2017–2021 the project “Algorithms that Matter” on algorithmic experimentation in sound practices, and currently leading the project “Simultaneous Arrivals” on novel forms of intermedia collaboration. He holds a PhD in computer music from Plymouth University, UK, and is Professor for Artistic Research at the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music (GMPU) Klagenfurt, AT.