Norbert Herber

Senior Lecturer & Unit Chair

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall 230K
  • Office Hours:
    Wednesday 12-2 pm
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Website:
    x-tet: sound, music, interaction

  • Research and Creative Interests

    generative music, sound design for games & narrative media, VR audio, sound art, sonification,


    Norbert Herber is a musician and sound artist. His work explores the relationship between people and sound within mediated environments—spaces created by software, sensors, speakers, and other mediating technologies. Field recordings, live instruments, and electronics are brought together in an ever-changing, generative mix of texture and tone that leverages the processing capabilities of contemporary technology to create music specific to a place and time. Using this approach Norbert is focused on creating sound and music in digital environments for art, entertainment, and communications applications. His works have been performed and exhibited in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States.

    His teaching interests are focused on sound for film, games, and other forms of playable and interactive media. Current syllabi and online tutorials are at

    Misc: Joined IU 2002. B.M., Indiana University Bloomington School of Music, 1996; PhD, Art & Media, University of Plymouth (UK), 2011.