Works

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01.04.2017

Prerelease Les arbres ont bougé pendant la nuit – (re)création

First two tracks from the residency by Les arbres ont bougé pendant la nuit at Le Tremplin, Clerment-Ferrand July 2016.
Nicolas Souchal – trompette
Sylvain Marty – percussions
Julien Martin – voix
Diemo Schwarz – traitement sonore, electronique

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02.02.2017

Video presentation Le Cercle

Video documentation of Le Cercle, circular orchestra, Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris.
Gaël Mevel violoncelle, composition
Jacques Di Donato clarinette
Thierry Waziniak percussions
Nicolas Nageotte clarinette basse
Jean-Luc Cappozzo bugle et trompette
Diemo Schwarz
création electroacoustique
Daniel Lifermann
flute shakuhachi

Le Cercle, a unique orchestra which offers the listener a truly original sensory and artistic experience. The musicians are placed in a circle around the audience who thus find themselves at the heart of the music as it is being made.

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08.01.2017

ONCEIM plays O’Malley, MAC VAL, Vitry

Concert of Stephen O’Malley’s piece Gruidés for the exhibition Jean-Luc Verna at MAC VAL museum of contemporary art.

MAC VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne
Place de la Libération, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
Salle d’exposition temporaire
Gratuit avec le billet d’entrée au musée

Le musicien, compositeur et guitariste américain Stephen O’Malley, membre du groupe Sunn 0))) et co-fondateur du label Southern Lord Records, présente « Gruidés », sa première composition pour orchestre, immersive et imposante.

Elle fut commandée par l’Orchestre de Nouvelles Créations, Expérimentations et Improvisations Musicales (ONCEIM). Au début de l’année 2014, le pianiste et compositeur Frédéric Blondy demande à Stephen O’Malley d’écrire une œuvre pour orchestre, composée de musiciens venant de la musique contemporaine, du jazz, de l’expérimentation, de l’improvisation et du classique. Dans un esprit punk et rock, il a conçu une pièce techniquement exigeante, à base d’un drone long et étendu, centrée sur un système harmonique expérimental. Read the rest of this entry »


01.10.2016

Inner Space showing at Nuit blanche, Paris

On show on the 3rd basement floor of a former parking garage to be demolished, together with 20 works of street art and other digital art by Collectif RYBN, Grafitti Research Lab, Stéphane Degoutin et Gwenola Wagon, Benjamin Gaulon, Matthieu Kavyrchine, Nicolas Maigret et Maria Roszkowska, Edouard Sufrin.

open 19h–2h,  89 Boulevard Bessières, 75017 Paris
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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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12.05.2016

Music for reading Wolfson with Denis Lavant by Anne Ropers, theatre Berthelot, Montreuil

Reading by actor Denis Lavant with live music by Diemo Schwarz, adaptation by Anne Ropers.

Louis Wolfson, écrivain newyorkais, “étudiant de langues schizophrénique”, est persécuté par sa langue maternelle, l’anglais. Il invente un procédé linguistique singulier : il cherche sans arrêt à contourner et désamorcer les mots anglais qui l’attaquent. Il les détruit, puis reconstruit d’autres, en passant par une traduction plurilingue.  L’écriture de Wolfson a fasciné Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, et de nombreux psychanalystes. Elle apparaît comme une tentative, d’une grande finesse et originalité, que l’auteur met en oeuvre pour dépasser sa propre folie.

Festival Court au theatre, Theatre Berthelot, 6 rue Marcellin-Berthelot, Montreuil
Jeudi 12 mai 2016 à 21h, facebook event
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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 »


11.02.2016

Solo Solo #9 with Diemo Schwarz, Claude Parle, Tiasci, Paris

Two solo permormances at cozy Tiasci with its delicious indian-inspired buffet and fabulous Ti-Punchs by Pascal Golem.

Diemo Schwarz joue une électronique riche en timbres et textures, explorant différentes collections de sons à l’aide de contrôleurs gestuels, rendant ainsi l’expressivité et physicalité à la performance avec l’instrument numérique. Son utilisation de la synthèse concaténative recompose l’espace des sons et interroge leurs qualités intrinsèques, en les libérant de leur contextes habituels, révélant des richesses insoupçonnés

Claude Parle, accordéon:
“Pas de projet, pas de ligne, pas de direction …
Émettre & modifier
Geste & non geste
Écouter ni ne pas écouter
S’en tenir à la position
Lâcher toute position
Attendre & espérer …”

Tiasci – improvisation libre, musiques traditionnelles
13 rue de l’aqueduc, 75010 Paris, France
20:30, P.A.F. 10€
facebook event
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07.11.2015

Concert at Prisms Contemporary Music Festival, Phoenix, Arizona

Solo concert and improvisation with Simone Mancuso, Garth Paine, Justin Kennedy at the Prisms Contemporary Music Festival “Boulez Legacies:

Offering the highest-quality performances of experimental music in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the annual Prisms Festival is comprised of themed concerts and showcases music that is rarely performed, along with pre-concert talks, round tables, film screenings, and workshops. The goal of the festival is to promote the view that music is a living tradition – an exciting and vibrant part of modern life – and to pass on that belief by combining performances with informative lectures and discussions for ASU’s students, the local art and music communities and the general public.

The concert video is here, Diemo Schwarz’s solo piece starts at 1h15 after the intermission, followed by an improvisation with Diemo Schwarz (live-input CataRT), Garth Paine (flute), Justin Kennedy (Mongolian throat singing), Simone Mancuso (percussion) at 1h41.

Katzin Concert Hall, School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA.


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15.09.2015

Inner Space by Christian Delecluse, DA-Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria

On show 15.–19.9.2015 at the international Digital Art Festival, organised by the National Academy of Art (NAA) in Sofia, Bulgaria

The light and sound installation Inner Space offers viewers a dual experience that questions the process of how we build our perceptions. First, viewers are welcomed to contemplate a dynamic room where beams of light move in sync with sound, constantly shifting the intensity of the space and allowing the viewer to be carried away into a hypnotic trance. The piece offers a behind-the-scenes look where viewers observe the mechanical aspects of the project, with its low-tech counterweight mechanism and rough structural reinforcements. The spatial changes proposed by the installation occur randomly in real time, producing a succession of contrasting perceptions, switching between order and disorder, between determinism and chance, between mind control and letting go. Read the rest of this entry »


08.08.2015

Second ONCEIM recording: Gruidés by Stephen O’Malley

Second recording by ONCEIM of Stephen O’Malley’s piece Gruidés out on beautiful blue vinyl on Demdike Stare’s DDS label:

A technically demanding and richly rewarding longform drone piece intently focussed on harmonic experimentation and overtone study, yielding a gloaming spectra of eliding dissonance rent in sliding tone clusters and lucent geometries punctuated by whipcrack percussion.

Review on freq


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07.07.2015

First ONCEIM recording: Morph by Bertrand Denzler

First recording by ONCEIM of Bertrand Denzler’s piece Morph on Confront Recordings collectors series ccs 37 was out in February:
Morph is based on the same principle as “Horns 1.2” (CCS 38). It’s a “pseudo-drone” piece, the overall sound of the ensemble or orchestra being structured by the decisions the musicians have to take in order to keep this sound alive while moving in a small, pre-established musical perimeter.


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14.06.2015

ONCEIM plays O’Malley, Saint-Merri, Paris

(Vinyl) album release concert of the piece Gruidés by Stephen O’Malley for ONCEIM, and:

e-SaxBow (Florent Colautti, François Wong)
Hubbub (Blondy, Denzler, Guionnet, Mariage, Perraud)

Les Rendez-Vous Contemporains
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23.05.2014

Inner Space by Christian Delecluse, Mapping Festival, Geneva

On show 22.5.–1.6.2014 at Mapping Festival,Le Commun (BAC), Geneva

The second iteration of a light and sound installation, Inner Space offers viewers a dual experience that questions the process of how we build our perceptions. First, viewers are welcomed to contemplate a dynamic room where beams of light move in sync with sound, constantly shifting the intensity of the space and allowing the viewer to be carried away into a hypnotic trance. The piece offers a behind-the-scenes look where viewers observe the mechanical aspects of the project, with its low-tech counterweight mechanism and rough structural reinforcements. The spatial changes proposed by the installation occur randomly in real time, producing a succession of contrasting perceptions, switching between order and disorder, between determinism and chance, between mind control and letting go. Read the rest of this entry »


11.10.2013

PANDA sound installation, Dairy Art Centre, London

Franck Leibovici & Diemo Schwarz present a sound installation derived from the PANDA mini-opera for non-musicians as part of the show ISLAND at the Dairy Art Centre, London.

11 October – 8 December 2013

http://dairyartcentre.org.uk/

Artists’ List:

Ai Weiwei, John Armleder, Sylvie Auvray, Tom Benson, Valentin Carron, Jake and Dinos Chapman, George Condo, Ann Craven, Thomas Demand, Fang Lijun, Urs Fischer, Théodore Fivel, Sylvie Fleury, FOS, Cyprien Gaillard, Gunjan Gupta, Anthea Hamilton, Thilo Heinzmann, Terence Koh, Sergej Jensen, Rashid Johnson, Per Kirkeby, Adriana Lara, Franck Leibovici & Diemo Schwarz, Ursula Mayer, Takashi Murakami, Order of the Third Bird, Jagannath Panda, Mai-Thu Perret, Sigmar Polke, Laure Prouvost, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby, Tomàs Saraceno, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Dirk Skreber, Haim Steinbach, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thukral and Tagra, Andro Wekua, Douglas White, Zeng Fanzhi.


24.01.2013

Inner Space, Le Cube, Issy les Moulineaux

24–25.1.2013

Entrée libre pendant les horaires d’ouverture du Cube

A la suite de sa résidence de création au Cube, Christian Delécluse présente au public Inner Space, sa dernière installation numérique coproduite par Le Cube et Arcadi.

Inner Space est une installation lumineuse et sonore qui interroge les processus de construction de nos perceptions à travers la constitution d’espaces sensibles en perpétuelle transformation, à l’intérieur d’un vaste volume de la taille d’une chambre à coucher standard (12 m²).

Ce travail offre une double expérience. Read the rest of this entry »


28.11.2012

Ircam Live with duo Hans Leeuw / Diemo Schwarz at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

The duo of Hans Leeuw (Electrumpet) / Diemo Schwarz (CataRT) has been chosen as one of 4 winners of the Ircam Forum call for performances (out of 85 submissions) and will be presented in concert:

Ircam Live @ la Gaîté lyrique

also playing: Plaid (Warp), Lorenzo Bianchi, Benjamin Carey, Jean Lochard

Gaîté Lyrique, grande salle
3bis, rue Papin
75003 Paris

The duo between Hans Leeuw and Diemo Schwarz creates a dialectic between the age-old gesture of the musician and its digital transformation and critique, a pathway between the acoustic instrument and a recontextualising synthetic interaction at the heart of our times. The duo’s focus on expressive play with live sounds happens in two very different ways that happily blend together: Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


30.06.2012

Suspended Beginnings CD by Victoria Johnson

Release of  Victoria Johnson‘s new CD  Suspended Beginnings, with three improvisations by Victoria Johnson (electric violin) and Diemo Schwarz (CataRT), recomposed by Mats Claesson; Electra and Multimorf II by Knut Vaage; To the Ground by Alwynne Pritchard; and an improvisation with Peter Tornquist (laptop).

Available at cdbaby, CD Universe, Amazon.