Olaf Hochherz is born 1981 in Wuppertal/Germany. He studied at Folkwang Hochschule Essen electronic composition and at Bauhaus University Weimar media-art/media-design. Parallel to the education in composition he started to improvise with self build electronic instruments. 2009 he was able to tour extensively in Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore). 2010 he wrote on the basis of different interviews his master-thesis about "improvisational praxis in recorded music". Since than he continues to tour Asia and Europe and show his sound installations.
Olaf Hochherz is currently performing with a computer program which generates synthetic sounds with a strong associative impact. He is interested in the effect acoustic activity has, the relation between surrounding environment and instruments, between abstract sounds and associations, between electrical and other worlds. He works with unstable systems, but not with the goal to control a technical aperture, but to create an associative field. An associative field which allows him to blend between musical and other acoustic experiences. He thinks sounds have their own live and he tries to keep them alive.