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DANIEL MASZKOWICZ

(french, japanese below)

composer | performer | producer

Currently living in Geneva – Switzerland – Daniel Maszkowicz (born Daniel Siemaszko) is at the same time a research scientist, a curator for independent cinema, and a multidisciplinary performer involved in several projects such as Le Grand Choeur NOISE, SM NOISE, and Conférence NOISE. Having worked at CERN – European Center for Nuclear Research – he collected numerous field recordings from the fantastic machines he come across by wandering in the laboratories and abandoned tunnels.

His collaboration with artist Emma Souharce resulted in a massive installation of primitive analogue electronics called Biblioteq Mdulair, immersive hypnotic music created by an orchestra of obsolete laboratory function generators, often combined with analogue video modular synthesiser Synkie from collective [ a n y m a ] for an audiovisual analogue symbiosis. They released their first LP in may 2018 with label Copypasta Editions and Aussenraum Records.

His solo project makes use of SuperCollider with which he brings together an infinity of digital function generators. With his music, he creates a massive polyphonic and multichannel soundscape where frequencies merge into an intense magma of resonating waves, aiming for immersive hypnotic atmosphere with low frequency beats synchronized with natural brainwaves and molecular resonance patterns. He also audiovisual live creations and action noise performances in collaboration with several visual and sound artists. He regularly collaborates with performer artist Clemydia, trough their noise duo and SM NOISE – collective founded together with Marquise and Nelson Landwehr.

Daniel Maszkowicz presented his work internationally and contributed to numerous soundtracks and publications.

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New York – photo by Emma Souharce

Born in Switzerland, with Polish origins, I acquired strong technical skills through my studies as a scientific researcher in Power Electronics Engineering. With a particular sensitivity for noise music, experimental cinema and learning new languages – human or machine – I happily and successfully developed a multiple life made of multidisciplinary activities. Working as a consultant in energy conversion for my own company, living my passion as a curator of independent films and expanded cinema, bringing together science and art through music installations for immersive soundscapes, I feel a constant motivation in looking for limits of any kind and breaking borders. – Daniel Maszkowicz

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Taipei – photo by Clémentine Gilliéron
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Geneva – photo by Gerhard Brandt

Artiste suisse vivant à Genève, Daniel Maszkowicz (né Daniel Siemaszko) est à la fois ingénieur chercheur scientifique, programmateur pour le Cinéma Spoutnik – acteur important de la culture alternative genevoise – et performeur pluridisciplinaire dans divers projets tels que Le Grand Choeur Noise, SM Noise et Conférence Noise. Ayant travaillé en tant que chercheur au CERN – Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire – il a collectionné nombre d’enregistrements sonores provenant d’équipements et machines trouvées entre laboratoires et tunnels.

Sa collaboration avec Emma Souharce a amené la création de Biblioteq Mdulair, orchestre musical composé de générateurs de fonctions et oscilloscopes. Ce projet propose une musique électronique primitive immersive et hypnotisante, souvent accompagné de Synkie – synthétiseur vidéo modulaire et analogique conçu par le collectif suisse [ a n y m a ]. Le produit de cette collaboration a été présenté de nombreuses fois en Europe, ainsi qu’à Moscou en Russie. Le premier disque vinyle de Biblioteq Mdulair est sorti en mai 2018 via les labels Copypasta Editions et Aussenraum Records.

Son projet solo fait usage de l’environnement de programmation SuperCollider pour la création de pièce sonores en multidiffusion. Avec ses machines virtuelles il génére des sons ambiants doux et bruitistes à la fois, pour une immersion d’ondes cérébrales avec de multiples effets binauraux. Ce projet fut aussi l’occasion de nombreuses collaborations et de créations sonores, audiovisuelles et performatives, allant de l’installation contemplative au concert rock via sa collaboration avec le groupe de black metal genevois Rorcal.

Performeur, il utilise à plusieurs occasions la pratique du bondage pour des performances en autosuspension, mettant son corps en situation d’exposition et de tension physique dans le cadre de diverses pièces militantes pour la diversité des genres et des sexualités. Il a travaillé notamment avec la metteuse en scène Isabelle Chladek, la réalisatrice Maria Beatty et la performeuse Sadie Lune. Avec trois artistes genevois·x·es, il participe à la création d’une pièce performative intimiste et sonore intitulée SM Noise qui propose un regard féministe sur les pratiques BDSM, explicitant des notions allant à l’encontre des idées hétéronormées et préconçues du grand public.

Daniel Maszkowicz a présenté son travail internationalement avec le soutien de ProHelvetia et la République et Canton de Genève, il a aussi participé à la création de plusieurs bandes sonores originales.

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Taipei – photo by Clémentine Gilliéron
clemydia & Maszkowicz
New York – photo by Emma Souharce

Daniel MaszkowiczはSuperColliderを使用し、デシタルなジェネレーターの無限性を聚合する。

GÉNÉRATEURSによるCOSMOSは、目眩を起こさせる空間と、意識を時空移動へ誘う、深く長いコズミックダイブだ。アーチストであり、サウンドエンジニアである彼は、マルチチャンネルによる音の広がりと催眠的な脳波やバイノーラルリズムを生み出す為に、調律された音波を使用する事でパワフルな音像を作り上げる。

音楽を通し彼は、圧倒的なポリフォニーと、共鳴する音波によって暴れ狂うマグマが振動と混濁するマルチチャンネルの音像風景を提示する事で、観客を催眠的な状相へと没入させる。

低音波のビートは、分子レベルで振動するパターンや脳波とシンクロし、知覚を目眩へと誘う。

音響心理学に基づいた音合成と、空間で暴れ狂い衝突するフィードバックによるパワフルな音が、この高次元な科学者の主成分だ。

SM NOISEは、露骨で本格的なSMパフォーマンスと共に、ハーシュでインテンスなノイズを奏でる事で、ノイズミュージックシーンの中でも一際強烈な磁場を提示する。
パフォーマーであるMarquise、Clemydia、MaszkowiczとNelson*は、コンタクトマイク、フィードバックや脳波ジェネレーター等を使用する事で、空間を操作し深化させていく

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Marseilles – photo by Andrew Kötting

2018

  • December 11th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, reiheM, Köln DE
    audiovisual performance, event
  • November 30th 2018 – MASZKOWICZ plays COSMOS, DNA 06 | Drone Noise Ambient, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk PL
    Open-stage, live performance, event.
  • November 20th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR,makaronic pem#9 – réflection/s, Cinéma Spoutnik, Geneva CH
    sound live performance, event
  • November 13th 2018 – CLEMYDIA & MASZKOWICZ, NoiseInGrad #1, Le Rez – Usine – Geneva CH
    audiovisual performance, event
  • October 24th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Marseille underground Film & Music Festival, Vidéodrome 2, Marseilles FR
    audiovisual performance, youtube, event
  • October 22nd 2018 – DANIEL MASZKOWICZ plays COSMIC SLEEP, Festival rêves & Illusions, espace H107, Geneva CH
    8 hours performance with music for sleeping, article, event
  • September 4th 2018 – CLEMYDIA & MASZKOWICZ – SM NOISE – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, EMMA SOUHARCE, COPYPASTA EDITIONS FROM GENEVA (SWITZERLAND) NY SHOWCASE, Areté Venue & Gallery, Brooklyn, NY USA
    showcase and album release, event
  • September 2018 – BOSTON NEW YORK TRI-STATE TOUR
    Three venues in three states for three days between Boston and New-York. Clemydia & Maszkowicz is a duo from Geneva – Switzerland, playing ambient drone, brainwaves and ASMR

  • August 26th 2017 – DANIEL MASZKOWICZ & ACIDLAB, Écran libre Adaptations, plein air du Spoutnik, Cinéma Spoutnik, Genève CH
    “Power Electronics, un film de Daniel Maszkowicz” – original soundtrack, vimeo
  • July 28th 2017 – MASZKOWICZ plays COSMOS & POWER ELECTRONICS, Norbergfestival 2018, Norberg SE
    Open-stage, live performance.
  • July 2018 – VIETNAM HARSH MACRO TOUR
    Seven artists from Japan, Vietnam, Australia and Switzerland performing in six venues in Hoà Bìhn, Hà Nội, Huế and Sài Gòn, with Nikola Mounoud, Kazehito Seki, Maszkowicz, Fu, Clemydia, Shayne Bowden and Dao Anh Khanh

  • July 2018 – FU, CLEMYDIA & MASZKOWICZ
    GREATER CHINA TOUR

    Total immersive experience in Taipei City, Macau, Hong Kong

  • June 2018 – SM NOISE JAPAN TOUR
    Immersive ASMR action body noise with explicit BDSM brought to Tokyo, Tachikawa, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and Sapporo
    Produced by COPYPASTA éditions, SZKMD, & OOO! Sound
    With the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva

  • June 2nd 2018 – SM NOISE, Sonorectures festival 2018,Zona Mutante, Geneva CH
    live performance, event
  • May 20th 2018 – THE REDRUM SUSPENSION, USINE, Geneva CH
    4 hours uninterrupted noise/drone set by Gerhardt Brandt, Clemydia & Maszkowicz, event
  • May 6th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Primitive Electronics Brain Dance RELEASE PARTY, Cave 12, Geneva CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, event
  • May 5th 2018 – DANIEL MASZKOWICZ joue COSMOS by GÉNÉRATEURS, Solos, Fri-Art, Fribourg CH
    sound live performance, event, soundcloud
  • April 19th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Südpol, Lucern, CH
    sound live performance, event
  • March 30th 2018 – SM NOISE plays BUTTERFLY DRESS PLEDGE, Hanami Anime, Cinéma Spoutnik, Genève CH
    Live performance on film, event
  • March 25th 2018 – DANIEL MASZKOWICZ joue MYSTIQUE SOLFEGGIO, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), La Reliure, Genève CH
    pure brainwave sound performance, event
  • March 24th 2018 – ELEVEN VERVEINE & SM NOISE, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), La Reliure, Genève CH
    Eleven vervein by Kathe.R.Ades, Nelson Landwerh & N*, SM Noise by Marquise, Clemydia, Maszkowicz & Cousido, live performance, event
  • March 4rd 2018 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Wolfonium, Cinéma Oblo, Lausanne CH
    Composition for 25 channels acousmonium, soundcloud, event
  • February 10th 2018 – (DÉ)GÉNÉRATEURS: Rorcal vs Daniel Maszkowicz + Nag (Norway), Drone to the bone, Bunker Malagnou, Genève CH
    extreme drone metal live performance in collaboration with Rorcal, event
  • January 19th 2018 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, MuseumNacht, Klappfon präsentiert:, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, event
  • January 4th 2018 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Källarn – Bilda, Umeå SE
    live performance in quadriphony, event

2017

  • December 30th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Cosmic Spoutnik, Cinéma Spoutnik, Genève CH
    “cette Arche Ténue qui Nous relie au Générateurs”, audiovisual performance with cosmic visuals by Johann Bourquenez, soundcloud, youtube, event
  • December 15th 2017 – SM NOISE by POWER GÉNÉRATEURS, Eclectic Seizure – lives and/or afterlives, Le Petit Café, Paris FR
    with Maria Beatty and Eliane Blaise, soundcloud, vimeo, event
  • December 10th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Kino Climates Melting Pots, Cinéma Nova, Bruxelles BE
    audiovisual installation and live performance, event, Kino Climates
  • December 3rd 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, lokal-int, Bienne CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, soundcloud, event
  • November 25th 2017 – CLEMYDIA & GÉNÉRATEURS, Sonorectures – Cadaverology, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    “paléonoise”, composition and live performance, soundcloud, vimeo, event
  • November 7th 2017 – POWER GÉNÉRATEURS, Bruit ne se taira pas vol.2 – Malagnou, Genève CH
    Harsh noise immersive live performance, event
  • September 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE
    EASTERN TOUR 2017

    Total audiovisual symbiosis brought to Leipzig, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw, Gdańsk and Berlin.
    Produced by COPYPASTA éditions & [ a n y m a ]
    Suported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Moscow

  • August 27th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS & ACIDLAB, Écran libre Syndrome du Logement, plein air du Spoutnik, Bain des Pâquis, Genève CH
    “Utopie Communautaire, un film de Daniel Maszkowicz” – original soundtrack, vimeo
  • July 31st 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Bruit ne se taira pas, Malagnou, Genève CH
    sound installation and live performance, soundcloud, event
  • July 28th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Norbergfestival 2017, Norberg SE
    Open-stage, live performance, soundcloud, event
  • July 13th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Vidéodrome 2, Marseille FR
    Live performance in quadriphony and introduction to live coding with SuperCollider, soundcloud, event
  • June 21st 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Sonorectures – Chronophagology, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    “Renaissance (Tentative)” 2e épisode du cycle de la consommation, live performance, vimeo, soundcloud, event
  • June 21st 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Biennale des espaces d’arts indépendants (BIG), Genève CH
    “Désastre(s)”, audio visual live performance orchestrated by Daniel Cousido, in collaboration with MEL, Púrpura, YINSH, Jean-Shlomo Balexert, Watergang and Akinetik, event
  • June 10th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Festival Vulvizare, ZAD Roybon FR
    Open-air live performance in quadriphony, soundcloud, event
  • May 29th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Urgence Disk, L’Usine, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, youtube, event
  • May 25th 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Ondulor#23, Walden, Genève CH
    Composition and Live performance in quadriphony, soundcloud, youtube, event
  • May 21st 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Frode Café – Forde, L’Usine, Genève CH
    “The World Question Center”, live soundtrack performance, soundcloud, event
  • May 5th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, one gee in fog, Genève CH
    “ROBOTA ! ROBOTA !”, reading live performance, soundcloud, event
  • April 6th 2017 – SAINTE POSTE PUNK, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), La Reliure, Genève CH
    “Générateur de propagande”, Installation and live performance, event
  • March 30th 2017 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Trou de Ver – Archives du futur, Galerie Topic, Genève CH
    “BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR feat. Dmitry Golubovskiy joue TITIN”, vernissage, installation and live soundtrack marathon performance, vimeo, soundcloud, event
  • February 1st 2017 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Cave 12, Genève CH
    “Tellurique Delay”, composition and live performance in quadriphony, soundcloud, event

2016

  • November 16th 2016 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Musik & Biblioteq, Écurie, Genève CH
    installation and live performance, soundcloud, event
  • November 16th 2016 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Musik & Biblioteq, Écurie, Genève CH
    “MeTroToKyo”, composition and live performance in quadriphony, soundcloud, event
  • November 11th 2016 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Galerie Meovco, Fribourg CH
    Vernissage de l’exposition de Bea “CHAIR”, live performance related to the exhibition, soundcloud, event
  • October 27th 2016, BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Ondulor#16, Walden, Genève CH
    installation and live performance in collaboration with D.C.P, soundcloud, event
  • October 19th-22nd 2016 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival (LUFF), Lausanne CH
    four days installation and daily live reading performance transmitted on LUFF.FM, soundcloud, youtube, event
  • Octobre 15th 2016 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    “Obsolescence programmée”, premier épisode du cycle de la consommation, live performance in collaboration with . . . (aka Nikola Mounoud), vimeo
  • August 18th 2016 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Festivalvina, Genève CH
    “Une histoire sonore de la Pologne”, composition and live audiovisual performance in quadriphony, in collaboration with Max Egger, soundcloud
  • May 14th 2016 – SAINTE POSTE PUNK, Sonorectures, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    “Générateur de propagande”, cabaret performance, vimeo, event
  • May 14th 2016 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Sonorectures, Zona Mutante, Genève CH
    “Lectures de la quatrième dimension”, installation and live reading performance, vimeo, event
  • March 4th 2016 – GÉNÉRATEURS, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), Genève CH
    Audiovisual live performance in collaboration with Max Egger, soundcloud
  • March 4th 2016 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Gathering for Open Source Hardware, CERN, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, vimeo, event

2015

  • November 6th 2015 – SAINTE POSTE PUNK, Das Model Night, Cave 12, Genève CH
    “Je suis Das Model”, cabaret performance, vimeo
  • November 6th 2015 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Das Model Night, Cave 12, Genève CH
    “DAS MDEL – soundtrack by Biblioteq Mdulair”, film screening, soundcloud, vimeo
  • October 16th 2015 – CONFÉRENCE NOISE, Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival (LUFF), Lausanne CH
    Performance & vernissage, “Conférence Noise I & II” published by CopyPasta, book
  • June 28th 2015 – CONFÉRENCE NOISE, Biennale des espaces d’arts indépendants (BIG), Genève CH
    “Conférence Noise II: Cadavérologie des sons”, performative conference invited by Cave 12, soundcloud
  • June 17th 2015 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR & SYNKIE, Cave 12, Genève CH
    audiovisual installation and live performance, vimeo, event
  • May 31st 2015 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Goûter Merveilleux, Zoo – Usine, Genève CH
    installation and live performance, soundcloud, event
  • April 1st-5th 2015 – BIBLIOTEQ MDULAIR, Deviant Art Festival (DAF), Genève CH
    “Lit sonore”, four days installation and continuous live massage performance marathon, event

2014

  • Septembre 27th 2015 – CONFÉRENCE NOISE, Cinéma Spoutnik, Genève CH
    “Conférence Noise: Développement Durable Acousmatique”, performative conference, soundcloud
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Geneva – photo by Olivier Jaquet
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Geneva – photo by Olivier Jaquet
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Sapporo – photo by Clémentine Gilliéron
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Kyoto – photo by Nelson Landwehr
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Lausanne – photo by LUFF
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Geneva – photo by audiography
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Geneva – Photo by Léa Girardin