Robert Schwarz - Release-Show »Double Negative« (Gruenrekorder, A)
Viennese architect, sound artist and composer Robert Schwarz works in the intersection of architecture, sound and fine art 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 installation works have been presented at museums and festivals such as Ars Electronica, Club Transmediale Berlin, Singuhr Hörgalerie, MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, TONSPUR Vienna, and Kunsthalle Vienna. Together with Christoph Meier, Lukas Stopczynski and Andreas Bauer he built and run a replica of the Viennese ”Loos Bar” called ”Los Bar” in Los Angeles as a speak easy, social sculpture and platform of a local art and performance scene during summer 2015, complimented by the New York Times, LA Weekly, Flash Art and others. Currently they are working together again on their own version of the Viennese ”Strohkoffer” in Brussels Etablissement d ́en Face till the end of october 2017. He released compositions on the labels Laton, Kinderkreuzzug, Vienna Wildstyle Recordings, Sonic Terrain, AVA and Gruenrekorder.
Nika Son (Noctui, DE)
After leaving her hometown in the south of Germany in early years, moving to England and back again, Nika Son headed up north and started to visit the Hamburg art school. First active in drawing/installation she finished her studies predominantly as a sound artist. Influenced by Musique Concrète and the outer space of electronic music, her compositions are built from manipulated and fragmented fieldrecordings, interweaving with analogue synth lines, knocking radiowaves, rare voice scraps and filtered tape layers. As a DJ (Nikae) she also runs two regular nights at the notorious Hamburg Golden Pudel Club (Next Time & Noctuidae) and releases her music on her own label Noctui. Compilation appearances on differing labels, such as MMODEMM, SKY WALKING, ANTI-GHOST MOON RAY…