SUAL Archives | 2012

Robert Schwarz: Fliegenklavier

Duration:     5‘50“
Type:             Source recording provided by the artist
Notes:           Presented in conjunction with the shut up and listen! Award 2012


(2012; 05:50; 4 channel-audio)

piece for 88 flies in three scales (M 1:2,M 1:1,M 2:1), extended piano and modular synthesizer

Originated from the installation „Ein Fliegenpapier – Gelenkte Aleatorik; Acoustic considerations of space and freedom as a physical model“. An acoustic version of Robert Musil´s short story „Das Fliegenpapier“ (fly paper).

Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz studied architecture and computer music in Vienna and Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. He has developed a singular body of work around sound, material and space in various artistic and experimental settings. His approach is complemented by ongoing research in sound studies, that sets the basis for his artistic work, which comprises installations, environments as well as music. He has presented his work at museums and festivals as Ars Electronica – Linz, Club Transmediale – Berlin, Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Singuhr Hörgalerie – Berlin, Haus der Kulturen – Berlin and Wiener Festwochen.

[info as of 11/2012]