DJ and performance artist, Mark Edwards (aka Sparky), demonstrates
his talent as a producer of electronic music with the release
of his latest project, UBERSCHWARTZ TWO, a combined music video
producer Mark Edwards has both a music and performance background
and has been experimenting with samplers and effects units since
1996. He began by experimenting with the sound recordings of his
Fremantle band Moustache 750, adding samples and effects using
an 8-track recorder and a digital delay unit. From this Marks
interest in electronic music production began to develop and has
grown from a past time into a serious passion.
moving to Cairns in 1999, Mark became an active member of the
local arts community collaborating with local artists on various
projects. One such collaboration was with co-producer Hanz Jurss
on the track 'Grass Hopper Dub', released under the name The Truck
Brothers on the Hot Rubber Glove album 'Fight The Drug War'.
has been associated with numerous community projects over the
years such as Diverse Dance Cairns, Mixedlollies.com and Festival
Cairns, and has performed as a DJ and solo artist under the moniker
Sparky at numerous events and exhibitions. His latest project,
Uberschwartz, is a combined music video with an accompanying soundtrack.
Mark is the producer of both the music video and soundtrack that
features fellow artists Catrin Balck (aka Ultima 80, Sweden),
Manifest Castalette and Diverse Dance Cairns.
meaning ‘Over Black’, is indicative of the piece of
music that Mark describes as a “goth-breaks-lounge track”.
It is part one of a music video trilogy that was selected for
The Portable Film Festival in 2005 and is also on the JJJ Unearthed
a producer, Mark uses a combination of voice and sound recordings,
samples from vinyl and an assortment of music production software
for making sound installations and groove based music for dance
floors. Mark describes the motivation behind his work, "I
am inspired by environment, sounds and textures that create emotion.
Human made sounds that I can twist and distort into music".
video for 'UBERSCHWARTZ ONE' was produced over the summer of 2004/5,
filmed in Cairns. The story is about a distant all female planet
which has just received the first TV broadcast from Earth, having
seen what is happening they zap down to save us from what they
see as a threat to peace in our world, only problem is they are
69 years too late and on the wrong side of the planet!"
the successful completion of their previous mission the UBERGIRLS
have been assigned the task of protecting the biodiversity of
planet EARTH from imminent biological depletion. With the assistance
of the international spy of mystery MR EVIL MIXER a secret vessel
will transport DNA samples and biological material across the
galaxy back to planet UBERSCHWARTZ.
feedback on the tracks or the videos is more than welcome.
mark (at) mixedlollies.com
the site www.uberschwartz.net