Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz

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CalArts Campus

B318 Graduate Composers' Forum

School of Music Visiting Artist

Robert Schwarz works in the intersection of fine art, music and architecture in various artistic and experimental settings. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Vienna University of Technology, and a Master of Arts from Berlin University of the Arts and studied computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. His compositions have been released under different aliases by the labels Gruenrekorder, AVA, Laton, Vienna Wildstyle and Sonic Terrain. His solo debut ''The Scale Of Things'' in the Sound Art Series of Gruenrekorder received international commendatory reviews, has been honored in 2015 top lists by A Closer Listen, A-Musik and Espaces Sonores and was featured on The Wire Tapper 38 (The Wire Magazine 2015).

Schwarz’s most recent album, ''Wind 4-7'', has been called “a mystical dream with vivid detail (…) a wild and infinitely experimental realm” (beachsloth) and was described as “a beautiful amalgamation of divergent acoustic universes, deeply human (…) the entirety of a soundscape appears as a biotic continuity of primordial realities and studio-engendered fantasy.” (Touching Extremes) In 2015 he built a scaled replica of the Viennese ''Loos Bar'' called ''Los Bar'' in Los Angeles and runs it as a speak easy, social sculpture and platform of a local art and performance scene. Since 2016 he organizes ''PARKEN; Or, Live in the Park'', a concert series for experimental music in public space in Vienna