Robert Schwarz - by Anna Breit


Robert Schwarz
architect, composer and sound artist, based in Vienna.


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 Laton, Kinderkreuzzug, Vienna Wildstyle, Sonic Terrain, Mudblob, Gruenrekorder and AVA.


His Gruenrekorder debut The Scale Of Things received international recognition, 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).


His installation works have been presented at museums and festivals such as Brussels Etablissement d´en Face, MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Wien, Ars Electronica, Club Transmediale Berlin, Singuhr Hörgalerie, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum.


In 2015 he built a scaled replica of the Viennese Loos Bar called Los Bar in Los Angeles and run it as a speak easy, social sculpture and platform of a local art and performance scene, complimented by the New York Times, LA Weekly, Flash Art and others. Followed by Strookoffer, a replica of the Viennese Strohkoffer in Brussels in 2017.
Since 2016 he organizes PARKEN; Or, Live in the Park, a concert series for experimental music in public space in Vienna.


He has received international scholarships and awards such as the MAK Schindler Scholarship, DAAD scholarship, SUAL Award, Leo Baeck grant and Fohn scholarship.






R. Schwarz: „SPSP No.1“ (Mudblob02/14)
R. Schwarz. „WIND 1-3“ (AVA24/16)


R. Schwarz: „The Scale Of Things“ (Gruen 154/15)
Robert Schwarz: „Double Negative“ (Gruen 176/18)