Florian Hecker was born in 1975 in Augsburg. He currently lives and works in Vienna. Hecker has been working with computer music, independently and in collaboration with other artists such as Farmers Manual, Russell Haswell, Shunichiro Okada, Peter Rehberg, Marcus Schmickler and Yasunao Tone since 1996. In addition, for the recording SUN PANDÄMONIUM, he received the Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. Hecker (different band) is a Jazz/Funk/Reggae band from Tucson, AZ.