・name: DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE
・area: Germany (initial) - France (present)
・members: Guido Hübner (founder/permanent), Isabelle Chemin (present), Yref (previous)
・involved project: I.M.C.A. aka International Musique Concrete Assembly
・organized labels: Alien Artists, Illuminated 666
・accomplice labels: Alien Artists, Illuminated 666, Das Cassettencombinat, Graf Haufen Tapes/Artcore Editions/Schrei Records, Faltenfrei, Tonspur Tapes, Al Khemi, Art Brut, Servile Ghost Tapes, Korm Plastics, Freedom In A Vacuum, Discos Esplendor Geometrico, Sounds For Consciousness Rape, Hypnagogia, Auf Abwegen, Pan, Harsh Reality Music, RRRecords, Phage Tapes, ZSF Produkt, Beast 666 Tapes, etc.
Guido Hübner founded DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE once in the early 80's in Berlin. With a loose ensemble of individuals of different disciplines DSM worked since in many different forms of artistic expressions running from concerts and performances to mixed-media installations with topics in neurology and cognitive science. Works had been presented in most parts of Europe, in New York, Montreal and Sao Paulo. However, DSM is mostly recognised for it's musical output, having released numerous cassettes, vinyl and CD releases in it's 20 years on labels in Europe, Japan and the United States. The descriptive keyword for the music is "montage" framed by fragment and collage. Mostly, but not exclusively working with concrète and electronic sounds the interest of the experimental approach is to explore were a given combination of sounds is perceived as associated, united, blended together to appear as a continuity and were as disconnected, fragmented, divided components that evoke rupture and how both can be combined and shaped into a significant structure.
Besides it's numerous solo release and concerts DSM has collaborated with many artist such as ERG (usa), ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE (cz), THE OVAL LANGUAGE (ger), MSBR (jp), VESTIGE VERTICAL (ger), THIERRY MADIOT (f), RADU MALFATTI (aut), CLAUS VAN BEBBER (ger), TBC (ger), TORE HONORE BOE(norway)... In 2000 while also got granted a residence in the studio for electro-acoustic music of the arts academy of Berlin a piece for four instrumentalists with accompaining CD for each, entitled "the CD-Player in My Life" had been composed for the ZEITKRATZER ENSEMBLE (ger), as well as later on a piece for Saxophone and Electronics entitled "blasenleiden" for ULRICH KRIEGER (ger).
Since 1996 residing in Caen in the Lower Normandy, DSM had been based before in Bordeaux since '91 and Barcelona since '87. Isabelle Chemin, with who most performance and installation works since '85 had been created is living in Sophia Antipolis near Nice since '98. DSM was already working for variouse scientific/medical projects while residing in Bordeaux, those Isabelle Chemin is currently participating as consulting artist in the development of virtual environments for patience with social phobias, a collaboration of several european universities for which DSM creates as well the sound environment.
Starting of in Berlin, armed with a visual education in the early 80's to compose for light installations with open-reel mashines, cassette recorders, microphone and guitar fuzz boxes and become quickly part of the international cassette scene. Toured with shows that combined performance elements, texts and live-actions with compositions using electronic and mechanically produced and processed sounds. Often presented in a-typical spaces and settings. Toured regularly and participated to international festivals in Berlin, Bordeaux, Zaragossa, Amsterdam, New York, Montreal, ...
Resident in Barcelona, Bordeaux, now in the lower Normandy. Since the 90's producing vinyls and CD's on international labels. Collaborations with musicians for concerts and recordings such as Frans de Waard, Ios Smolders, Artificial Memory Trace, The Oval Language, ERG, MSBR, Toy Bizarre, Roel Melkoop, Ralf Wehowsky, Thierry Madiot, Radu Malfatti, Samuel Loviton, Vestige Vertical, Stéfan Rives & Agnés Pallier, Claus van Bebber, Tore Honore Boe, ...
Recorded a 4-channel composition in the studio for electro-acoustic music of the arts academy of Berlin in the 2000 with a grant from the Podewil. Composed a double-quatour for the Zeitkratzer Ensemble. Composed the piece "blasenleiden" for Tenor sax and live-electronic for Ulrich Krieger in 2001. Composed a 4-channel piece for the Cling Film participation to the European Cultural Capital festival in Bruges 2002. Composed a piece to be premiered in a festival on électro-acoustique musique august 2003 in Caen, France to be diffused on a dispositif of 50 loudspeakers.
A numerous cassettes included live documents, collaborative performance with T.A.S.S. II and so on, have been actually released in early-mid 80's, especially self-released or Alien Artists period.