Works

Songs, music pieces, tracks, whatever



27.05.2012

Improvisation with Hans Leeuw at Share, Brooklyn

Featured set at Share, at the former location of ISSUE Project Room, (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd St (at 3rd Ave corner), Brooklyn, New York, NY

The extreme sound possibilities of Hans Leeuw’s Electrumpet combine wonderfully with the corpus based techniques in Diemo Schwarz’s CataRT. Together the duo creates a rich pallet of sounds.

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23.05.2012

DaisyLab, a Phonetic Deconstruction of Humankind with Nicolas d’Alessandro at NIME conference, Ann Arbour

NIME Late Night a concert on Wednesday May 23, 9pm at Necto Club in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.  Part of NIME 2012 — International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

DaisyLab, a Phonetic Deconstruction of Humankind is a duet performance for two new interfaces for musical expression, that have in common the ability to generate versatile vocal material.

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23.05.2012

Installation ACCLRTR in a disused particle accelerator, Orsay

Interactive sound and video installation with Ianis Lallemand, in the former collider ring ACO Science at Orsay University south of Paris, within the Art-Science days of the festival Printemps de la Culture, May 23–24.

See here photos of the fascinating site still ringing with a rich scientific history.


21.05.2012

Violent Dreams with Hans Leeuw at NIME conference, Ann Arbour

NIME Late Night a concert on Monday May 21, 9pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.  Part of NIME 2012 — International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The extreme sound possibilities of Hans Leeuw’s Electrumpet combine wonderfully with the corpus based techniques in Diemo Schwarz’s CataRT. Together the duo creates a rich pallet of sounds.

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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 »


18.02.2011

Laïka est morte pour l’Europe at the Saint-Merri church, Paris, with Frédéric Blondy

Ciné-concert expérimental Laïka est morte pour l’Europe
Marion Delage de Luget et Benoît Géhanne
, vidéos
Frédéric Blondy
, piano et Diemo Schwarz, électronique
&
Daunik Lazro, saxophone solo

http://rendezvouscontemporains.com/rdv/actualite.html

Using the films created by Marion Delage de Luget and Benoît Géhanne like a musical score, Diemo Schwarz and Frédéric Blondy composed pieces that follow a trajectory, a predetermined evolution, within which the playing thrives freely, based on listening to the produced sound and to the resonance with the performance space.

Photo by Marie-Ève Bouillon

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06.12.2010

Le lieu d’un autre centre, with Frédéric Blondy

Preview of the project  “le lieu d’un autre centre”, in collaboration with Frédéric Blondy (bowed and prepared piano), with audio excerpt.

To be premiered October 21, 2011, church St. Merri, Paris, in the series les rendez-vous contemporains de saint-merri and replayed November 18, 2011 at Spectrum Festival, London.
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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).


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 »


24.10.2008

Silver Sounds Exhibition with MTBF soundscape wins award

The Silver Sounds exhibition has won the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. At a ceremony in London last night the University’s Naughton Gallery’s Silver Sounds Exhibition took the top award in the category, beating off competition from universities all over the UK.
See the exhibition’s site at http://www.naughtongallery.org/silversounds.

The exhibition is unique because visitors can ‘hear’ as well as see the University’s silver collection, through using handheld computers to highlight objects and listen to the artists’ interpretations. Ten internationally renowned sound artists created sound pieces to accompany 22 of the silver objects, exploring their origins and the reasons for their creation and use. Read the rest of this entry »


09.04.2008

Trowel and Seal Silver Sounds exhibition soundscape, Naughton Gallery, QUB, Belfast

This composition was commissioned by Queens University, Belfast, for the QUB Silver Collection soundscapes project, a permanent exhibition at QUB’s Naughton Gallery that presents the universities rich silver collection in a setting where each piece is accompanied by a soundscape, commissioned from one of ten internationally renowned sound artists. These soundscapes respond to the provenance of a particular piece of silverware and explore the reasons for its creation, donation and use and combine with the silver objects to create a new immersive artwork.

The exhibition won the 2008 Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

The soundscape for the two exhibition objects Presentation Seal and Trowel (1896) is based on the re-contextualisation of sounds stemming from the life cycle and environment of the exposed objects: their creation, their materiality, their usage, and the concepts and entities they refer to.  These sounds are re-contextualised into a soundscape according to their sonic characteristics by corpus-based synthesis, creating a reminiscence of the objects’ presence in its multiple facets, a sort of sonic cubism.

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