Composer, Chief Research and Innovation Officer of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
Hannes Raffaseder was born in 1970 in Freistadt, Austria. He studied telecommunications engineering at the Technical University and electro-acoustic music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
As a composer and multimedia artist, Raffaseder is active internationally. In addition to his numerous works for acoustic instruments, including works for orchestra, chamber and vocal music, as well as a short opera, his oeuvre comprises electronic music, sound installations, multimedia projects, a film and a radio play. Raffaseder has received a number of diverse awards and scholarships, including the Upper Austrian State Cultural Award, the Austrian State Scholarship for Composition and the Theodor Körner Prize, and receives many commissions for new compositions. His works have been performed in prominent concert halls both in Austria and around the world, including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Leighton House in London, Artists House in Teheran, Czech Philharmonic Rudolfinum in Prague, Museo d’Amparo in Puebla, Mexico, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Teatro de Colon in Buenos Aires, SARC Belfast, Mozarteum Salzburg, Brucknerhaus Linz. In addition, Raffaseder has repeatedly been an invited guest at international festivals, including Mediennacht Braun–schweig, cynetART Dresden, Sonorities Belfast, dialogues festival Edinburgh, transNATURALE Saxony, Digital Art Weeks at the ETH Zurich, Elektro Media Works Athens, phonotaktik festival Vienna. For many years, Raffaseder also served as co-organizer of the Mittersill Composers’ Forum and curator of the Klangturm St. Pölten. He also ran the record label einklang-records together with Wolfgang Seierl. On top of his artistic activities, Raffaseder teaches and researches in the broad field of sound-studies and audio art and acoustic design. He has initiated several research projects and published scholarly articles about the effect and meaning of sound in the media. The second edition of his textbook Audiodesign was published in 2010 by the Hanser Verlag. Currently, Raffaseder is a mamber of the management team as Chief Research & Innovation Officer at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and thus responsibile for research, knowledge transfer, internaionalization as well as program and business development. Previously, he served as rector, headed the master’s program in digital media technologies and was responsible for the creation of the IC\M/T Institute for Creative\Media/Technologies. Since 2015, Raffaseder has also served as chairman of the jury of the Austria Radio Award. Additionally, as initiator and project leader, he was in charge of the Austrian contribution to the European Researchers’ Night several times. Website: www.raffaseder.com