Gerhard Eckel is a composer and sound artist mostly creating installations encouraging an intense and extended process of full-body listening. Since recently, the social aspect of listening forms an important part of the environments he creates. When staged as a collective way of engaging and paying attention, listening processes inspire the audience to share their experiences. This ideally happens in situ, thus making the communication about the work an integral part of it, as a way to coalesce experience and reflection. He collaborated with The Six Tones in the making of Go To Hell in 2013.
Since 2005, Gerhard is professor of Computer Music and Multimedia at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In Stockholm he is visiting professor at the Royal College of Music and professor affiliate at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Currently he serves as the president of the international Society for Artistic Research.