Mean Time Between Failure

post-glitch electronica, field recordings, improvised soundscapes, interactive corpus-based synthesis.

Go to http://myspace.com/xmtbf to listen.

22.09.2016

Solo concert at New Notations Symposium, Ircam, Paris

Solo performance by Diemo Schwarz Playing the Sound Space at the New Notations Symposium for New Instruments and Musical Expression, organised by Thor Magnusson at Ircam, salle Stravinsky.

The piece is an exploration of different collections of sounds, navigating through them with the help of gestural controllers that let the performer reconquer the expressiveness that has been lost in many laptop-based performances.

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14.09.2016

Solo concert at International Computer Music Conference / Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, NL

Solo performance by Diemo Schwarz Playing the Sound Space at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) with Gaudeamus Muziekweek festival, TivoliVredenburg Pandora in Utrecht.

The piece is an exploration of different collections of sounds, navigating through them with the help of gestural controllers that let the performer reconquer the expressiveness that has been lost in many laptop-based performances.

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20.02.2016

Solo concert at Electric Spring festival, Huddersfield, UK

Electric SpringSolo performance by Diemo Schwarz Playing the Sound Space at Electric Spring, an annual festival of sonic exploration. The five-day programme of concerts, talks and workshops brings together some of today’s leading strands in label-defying electronic music.
Evening shared with Chris Mercer.

The piece is an exploration of different collections of sounds, navigating through them with the help of gestural controllers that let the performer reconquer the expressiveness that has been lost in many laptop-based performances.  Read the rest of this entry »


18.02.2016

The Spare Place saison III, Espace Vitet, Paris

spare place IIIThe Spare Place saison III

Déborah Walker (vlc), Joao Camoes (vla), Claude Parle (acc)
Diemo Schwarz (elect), Emmanuelle Gibello (elect)
Intersession : Blandine Celles (textes), Claude Parle (acc)
Un 3e set ? “Même le pire n’est jamais sûr”

Thursday 18 fev, Espace Vitet , 20h30, PAF 10€
111 rue Pelleport, Paris 20e
facebook event


14.11.2013

SI13 Concert: Audiovisual, Interactive, Gaming, Live…, Singapore

ADM Auditorium, School of Art Design Media, NTU, Singapore

The concert is part of  the SI13 NTU Symposium on Sound and Interactivity 14-16 November 2013 (http://www.si13.tk), chaired by PerMagnus Lindborg.

Program

Diemo Schwarz “Playing the Sound Space”
Roger T. Dean “Serial Collaborations 2″    
Dean & Schwarz
improvised duo
Stefano Fasciani “One at a Time by Voice”
Renick Bell “Live Coding Improvisation”
Luis Galvàn Hernandez “…and everything he touched, was turned into Gold…”
Steve Dixon & Joyce Beetuan Koh “The Fire Sermon (part 3 from The Waste Land)”

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31.01.2013

Concert at Noise=Noise, Unit 73a, London, UK

Noise=Noise / nnnnn concert series organised by Ryan Jordan:

Concerts by Diemo Schwarz (live corpus-based concatenative synthesis) with Marco Donnarumma http://marcodonnarumma.com/

Terra Audio [NoNameSound] https://soundcloud.com/terra-audio/

Micahel Mykola Haleta http://mikehaleta.com/

Ryan Jordan http://ryanjordan.org/

Unit 73a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrew’s Road, Hackney, London, E8 4QN


14.09.2012

Hertzquelle (50Hz source) programmed at ICMC, Ljubljana

Hertzquelle (50Hz source) was selected to be played in the acousmatic music program of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2012) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The piece Hertzquelle (50Hz source) reveals the very source of the ubiquitous hum of 50Hz that surrounds everyone of us, everywhere, everytime.  It can be heard from alarm clocks perturbing the nightly silence, from power adapters that are never switched off, when you touch a blank audio cable, or from badly ground-lifted amplifiers.
This is where it is all coming from, the very place where the world-wide hum originates to radiate all around the earth, tuning the world to its frequency. Read the rest of this entry »


02.08.2011

Outprovisation — Improvisation with Live-Recorded Environmental Sound at ICMC, Huddersfield

ICMC 2011 Late Night Concert 2, Students’ Union, Huddersfield, UK

Outprovisation breaks the tyranny of the instant and fragments the unity of time and place, by improvising with unpredictable live streams from the vicinity of the concert venue: the bar, a park, the street, a shopping mall…
It enlarges at the same time the temporal horizon, the loci of presence, and the sonic space, doubling it by the abstract space of transformed sounds. Read the rest of this entry »


25.05.2011

Concert at Gambetta Café, Paris

https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=212285145470142

⚡EMMANUELLE GIBELLO / DIEMO SCHWARZ
comprovisation éléctronique
http://myownspace.fr/scenophonie
http://diemo.concatenative.net/

⚡PROJET PISCINE, en impro
http://www.myspace.com/projetpiscine

⚡FURIOUS GOLDEN SHOWER
Sex wet wave
http://www.myspace.com/thefuriousgoldenshower
furious article sur DISHES
http://www.dishesmag.fr/article-never-mind-the-bollocks-70703430.html


25.01.2011

Solo and duo live Performance with Victoria Johnson at Sound of Mu, Oslo, Norway

Concert evening with solo works by Diemo Schwarz and violinist Victoria Johnson, and an improvised duo at Sound of Mu club/gallery.

See this video of the first appearance of iPad wiggling as an expressive performance instrument.


15.10.2010

Live Performance at Placard Headphone Festival, La Générale en Manufacture, Sevres

MTBF performance for CataRT, controllers, and field recordings diffused on headphones and via streaming at Visionsonic Placard headphone festival,.

Acknowledgements: Many thanks to Mathieu Chamagne for the fantastic work on the Max Multitouch Framework (MMF), and Pink Twins for the Fantastick application for the iPad.


22.07.2010

Alarm–Signal played at Sound and Music Computing Conference, Barcelona

Concert around freesound

Diemo Schwarz performs the piece Alarm–Signal, for CataRT, controllers, and freesound sounds

Alarm sounds and signals are usually lying in wait all around us to alert our attention, warn us of danger, wake us up.  This piece finally gives them a chance to express themselves freely, just what the freesound project was intended for.
“Alarm” and “signal” are the search terms used in freesound to find the sounds out of which this piece is exclusively constructed. Despite the startling nature of most of these sounds, the use of corpus-based concatenative synthesis techniques in the CataRT system makes it possible to compose smooth evolutions and soothing combinations of timbres, thereby reflecting on the inner qualities of these sounds that are richer than their everyday use.

Acknowledgements: Many thanks to Pascal Baltazar for the loan of the Stantum SMK 15″ multitouch interface, and to Mathieu Chamagne for the fantastic work on the Max Multitouch Framework (MMF).


21.06.2010

Rooftop Concert, Paris

P1030793_preview800Oldine invites to his 10th floor terrace above the highest elevation spot in Paris in the 19th arrondissement.
Sorry, private only.


22.05.2010

live performance at placard headphone festival, Instants Chavires

cataRT, binaural field recordings

MTBF  live at the placard headphone festival, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, Paris.

Video documentation is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppxN5YtfZVA


13.05.2010

Concert–Conference at STEIM, Amsterdam

Conferences and concerts by Diemo Schwarz, Kaffe Matthews, Daniela de Paulis, Takuro Mazuka Lippit

MTBF with live corpus-based concatenative synthesis with Hans Leeuw on Electrumpet.

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18.04.2010

MTBF tracks played on the framework radio show

Three recent MTBF tracks (Knochenmühle, Hertzquelle, Trowel and Seal) were played in the fantastic field-recording oriented radio show framework on radio Resonance 104.4fm in London presented by Patrick Mcginley.

framework – phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity presented by patrick mcginley

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07.03.2010

Radio play on the framework show

The field-recording oriented radio show framework on radio Resonance 104.4fm in London, presented by Patrick Mcginley, aired another MTBF soundscape as introduction on 07.03.2009.

See this post for more information about the show.


20.01.2010

Hertzquelle (50Hz source)

The piece Hertzquelle (50Hz source) reveals the very source of the ubiquitous hum of 50Hz that surrounds everyone of us, everywhere, everytime.  It can be heard from alarm clocks perturbing the nightly silence, from power adapters that are never switched off, when you touch a blank audio cable, or from badly ground-lifted amplifiers.
This is where it is all coming from, the very place where the world-wide hum originates to radiate all around the earth, tuning the world to its frequency. Read the rest of this entry »


13.12.2009

Radio play on the framework show

The fantastic field-recording oriented radio show framework on radio Resonance 104.4fm in London presented by Patrick Mcginley aired an MTBF soundscape as introduction on 13.12.2009.

framework – phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley Read the rest of this entry »


23.07.2009

Live Performance at Sound and Music Computing Conference, Passos Manuel, curated by Evan Parker, Porto

SMC Concert 2, Curated by Evan Parker

Program:

* “Porto_xx0709_Radio_Remixed”, Hannes Raffaseder – live electronics

* “BrainWash”, Yasuhiro Otani – live electronics

* “Corpus-Based Improvisation”, Diemo Schwarz – acoustic instrument & live electronics

* “Hands On Stage – Untitled 1″, Chi-Hsia Lai – Custom-built electronic interface

* “LiveImprovS~”, Koray Tahiroğlu – live electronics & solar panel musical instruments

* “Superimpose I”, Alexander Schubert – piano, double bass, saxophone, percussion & electronics

http://www.passosmanuel.net

Venue: Sound and Music Computing Conference, Passos Manuel, curated by Evan Parker , Rua Passos Manuel 137 , Porto, Porto 4000 385 , PT