2023
Country: AT
Artist of the week

Robert Schwarz is a sound artist from Vienna with a background in computer music, sound studies and architecture.

His current work explores the acoustic dimensions of insects, focusing in particular on spatio-temporal patterns resulting from the coupling of swarm behaviour and time synchronisation. In his compositions, synthetic sounds interact with audio recordings of insects, following their internal logic while creating new and abstract entities. By deliberately obscuring the distinction between synthesis and field recording, Schwarz suggests profound and dissociative states of listening.

His work has been presented in numerous institutions, including CTM Berlin, Singuhr Hörgalerie Berlin, MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Wien, Ars Electronica Linz and Tokyo Arts and Space. He has released several albums on ETAT, ALTER, Gruenrekorder and AVA. He is co-founder and curator of the Vienna festival for adventurous music “PARKEN” and co-creator of the works “Los Bar”, “Strookoffer”, “Laxbar” and “Relax”, a series of walk-in sculptures in Los Angeles, Brussels and Vienna.e Viennese festival for adventurous music “PARKEN”, as well as co-creator of the series “Los Bar”, “Strookoffer”, “Laxbar” and “Relax”.

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