The Info List - Paul Schütze

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Paul Schütze (born 1 May 1958) is an Australian artist resident in London. Over thirty years his work has spanned composition, performance, installation, video, printmaking and photography.


1 Biography 2 Discography

2.1 Studio albums 2.2 Released under a pseudonym 2.3 Soundtrack albums 2.4 Collaboration albums 2.5 Compilation albums

3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Schütze was born in Melbourne, Australia. He spent his childhood painting and drawing but left Caulfield Institute after only two months of an Arts Foundation Course to work in a factory. There he earned the money to buy his first electronic musical equipment. In 1979 he spent several months travelling and ended up in London where he immersed himself in concerts, museums and galleries. Returning to Melbourne he formed seminal[according to whom?] improvising group Laughing Hands with Gordon Harvey, Ian Russell and Paul Widdicombe. The group existed in several forms until disbanding in 1982. Schütze spent the next decade writing scores for films. His first feature soundtrack, The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987), won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best original Music Score.[1] During this period Schütze lectured on film sound at both Swinburne Institute and AFTRS and worked as a film critic both in print and on national radio. In collaboration with Michael Trudgeon, Anthony Kitchener and Dominic Lowe, Schütze curated and featured in Deus Ex Machina, an ambitious[according to whom?] exhibition-publication at Monash University in 1989. This was to be his first sound installation and subsequently his first solo album. In 1992 Schütze re-located to London during a period of particular fertility in the independent music scene and released nearly thirty albums of original works over the next decade. Schütze contributed writings to The Wire, and performed his music in Europe, Scandinavia and Japan often with regular collaborator Simon Hopkins. In 1996 he formed improvising super-group Phantom City with Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Dirk Wachtelaer at its core and Alex Buess, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble as guest collaborators. In 2000 Schütze was invited to exhibit in Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery London by curator David Toop. The same year he received a large commission for a permanent installation work for Cap Gemini and a second for a massive twenty-two screen audio-video work at the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. He also contributed a sound work to James Turrell’s Eclipse event/publication in Cornwall. In 2002 Schütze began working with Alan Cristea Gallery London. In 2003 his first solo show Vertical Memory opened at ACG. The show included prints, video, sound and a huge wall work in which the whole of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel Topology of A Phantom City was rendered as a continuous plane of silver text. In 2004, Stiftelsen 314 in Bergen, Norway mounted his solo show Garden of Instruments. This was the next stage in a large-scale project that began in 1997 with the release of Schutze’s spoken architectural opera Second Site and continued with a series of lightboxes for ACG also in 2004. This project, which is still ongoing, now has its own site. In 2006 Schütze began to work with Galleria Estiarte in Madrid showing prints, videos and lightboxes. His work is also shown at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. Following Schütze's two residencies at Cité des Arts in Paris making photographs, a solo show of photography – Twilight Science – opened in London at Alan Cristea Gallery in May 2008. An ongoing commission (initiated in 1999) to make a sound work for James Turrell’s Roden Crater has involved several research trips and has now been completed as a five-hour installation piece in Dolby Surround. In 2011 Schütze launched dressingtheair.com,[2] an open access online platform for multisensory creativity. Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

Deus Ex Machina (1989) The Annihilating Angel; Or, The Surface of the World (1990) New Maps of Hell (1992) New Maps of Hell II: The Rapture of Metals (1993) The Surgery of Touch (1994) Apart (1995) Abysmal Evenings (1996) Nine Songs From the Garden of Welcome Lies (1997) Second Site: 27°37'35" N 77°13'05" E (1997) Stateless (1997) Schütze's contribution to Driftworks Third Site (1999) The Gazing Engine (1999) Writing on Water: Twenty-two Dreams Recalled (2001) Seven Degrees Live (2002) Plasma Falls (2002) Dressing The Air (2002)

Released under a pseudonym[edit]

More Beautiful Human Life! (1994) as Uzect Plaush Vertical Memory (1995) as Seed

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Regard: Music by Film (1991) Isabelle Eberhardt: The Oblivion Seeker (1994)

Collaboration albums[edit]

Narratives: Music for Fiction (1996) with Voice of Eye & Robert Rich Site Anubis (1996) with Phantom City Fell (1996) with Andrew Hulme The Ulm Concert (1997) with Simon Hopkins Shiva Recoil: Live/Unlive (1997) with Phantom City Driftworks (1997) with Thomas Koner, Nijiumu, Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch Third Site Live (2010) with Raoul Bjorkenheim, Simon Hopkins & Clive Bell Live Horbar-Hamburg Dec 2009 (2010) with Simon Hopkins

Compilation albums[edit]

Green Evil: Stray Particles 1982-1996 (1998) Sound Paintings (1998)

Plus numerous individual tracks released not as part of albums References[edit]

^ AFI Award ^ www.dressingtheair.com

External links[edit]

Paul Schütze home page Official Paul Schütze biography Official selected works, including full discography Paul Schütze - Alan Cristea Gallery Garden of Instruments website Discogs listing

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Paul Schütze

Studio albums

Deus Ex Machina The Annihilating Angel New Maps of Hell The Rapture of Metals More Beautiful Human Life! The Surgery of Touch Apart Vertical Memory Abysmal Evenings Nine Songs From the Garden of Welcome Lies Second Site Third Site


Regard Isabelle Eberhardt


Green Evil Sound Paintings

Collaborative albums

Site Anubis Fell Shiva Recoil: Live/Unlive



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AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score


The Cars That Ate Paris and The Great McCarthy – Bruce Smeaton (1975) Not awarded (1976) The Picture Show Man – Peter Best (1977) The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith – Bruce Smeaton (1978) Mad Max – Brian May (1979) Manganinnie – Peter Sculthorpe (1980) Fatty Finn – Rory O'Donoghue and Grahame Bond (1981) The Man from Snowy River – Bruce Rowland (1982) Phar Lap – Bruce Rowland (1983) Street Hero – Garth Porter and Bruce Smeaton (1984) Rebel – Ray Cook, Chris Neal, Peter Best, Billy Byers, Bruce Rowland (1985) Young Einstein – William Motzing and Martin Armiger (1986) The Tale of Ruby Rose – Paul Schütze (1987) The Lighthorsemen – Mario Millo (1988) Dead Calm – Graeme Revell (1989) The Big Steal – Phil Judd (1990) Dingo – Michel Legrand and Miles Davis (1991) Romper Stomper – John Clifford White (1992) The Piano – Michael Nyman (1993) Traps – Douglas Stephen Rae (1994) Hotel Sorrento – Nerida Tyson-Chew (1995) Shine – David Hirschfelder (1996) Doing Time for Patsy Cline – Peter Best (1997) Oscar and Lucinda – Thomas Newman (1998) In a Savage Land – David Bridie (1999) Bootmen – Cezary Skubiszewski (2000)


The Dish – Edmund Choi (2001) Rabbit-Proof Fence – Peter Gabriel (2002) Japanese Story – Elizabeth Drake (2003) Somersault – Decoder Ring (2004) The Proposition – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (2005) Suburban Mayhem – Mick Harvey (2006) The Home Song Stories – Antony Partos (2007) Unfinished Sky – Antony Partos (2008) Mao's Last Dancer – Christopher Gordon (2009) Animal Kingdom – Antony Partos and Sam Petty (2010) The Hunter – Andrew Lancaster, Michael Lira and Matteo Zingales (2011) Not Suitable for Children – Matteo Zingales and Jono Ma (2012) The Great Gatsby – Craig Armstrong (2013) The Railwayman – David Hirschfelder (2014) Mad Max: Fury Road – Tom Holkenborg (2015) Tanna – Antony Partos (2016) Lion – Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran (2017)

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