- MFA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
- BA, Birmingham-Southern College, 1993
Holland Hopson is a sound and media artist, composer and improviser. A multi-instrumentalist, he usually performs on clawhammer banjo and electronics. Holland often augments his instruments with custom-designed sensor interfaces and performs with his own highly responsive, interactive computer programs. Holland has performed in Australia, Europe and North America along with notable experimental and outsider musicians such as MacArthur Genius Grant winners Anthony Braxton and George Lewis, live electronics pioneer David Behrman, sonic meditator Pauline Oliveros, mutantrumpeter Ben Neill, network music trailblazer Tim Perkis, free-improv innovators LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams, and others. Holland has held residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; at LEMURPlex, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, New York. Holland is also assistant professor of arts entrepreneurship in New College and a Fellow of the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) at UA.