Florian Hecker (b. 1975, Augsburg, Germany) lives and works in Edinburgh and Funchal, Portugal. Hecker with synthetic sound, the listening process and the audience's auditory experience, across performance, installation, and publications. 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 the University of Edinburgh since September 2014.