Hannes Köcher is a composer, media artist and programmer based in Vienna.
In recent years his musical activities have mainly evolved around his alter ego hons, under the name of which he has published two cds and has just finished working on the brand new album entitled „necessities“.
As an artist he has exhibited at CROSSBREEDS 09/WUK & Stückwerk/Tanzquartier Wien (‚Enclosure‘, Performance-Installation with Verena Holzgethan and Satu Herrala), the Presidential Gallery Hofburg Wien (Installation ‘Next Please’), the FutureLab Conference, Mayerhofen (Installations ‘Hills we Climb’ and ‘Words we Speak’).
Throughout the last fifteen years he has contributed music, sound design, visuals and software to numerous projects, performances and artistic co-operations, including “tell me and who is” with Lieve de Pourq and Satu Herralla (brut wien), “My attempt to rescue Florence” with Satu Herrala (The Movement Museum, Salzburg Sommerszene), “Welcome Home” (music for the feature film by Andreas Gruber, wega film wien).
In 2009 he attended a TURBO residency at ImpulsTanz Festival Wien.
For the Vienna based architecture firm COOP Himmelb(l)au he worked on “beyond the blue” at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, “braincloud revisited” at Biennale of Architecture in Venice and „Future Revisited” at the ICC in Tokyo.
He is the Co-founder of the company “Köcher & Grill OEG”, designing software for realtime media applications and computer arts until 2006.
Since 2007 he is a senior project partner with cat-x exhibitions.
Having studied composition and computer music (electroacoustic, electronic and experimental music) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, he started his career in the arts‘ world as a production assistant, unit manager and assistant director for various TV and feature films.