Diemo Schwarz is a researcher and developer at Ircam (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique-Musique, Paris), composer of electronic music, and musician on drums and laptop. His research work includes improving interaction between musician and computer, and exploiting large masses of sound for interactive real-time sound synthesis, collaborating with composers such as Philippe Manoury, Dai Fujikura, Stefano Gervasoni, Aaron Einbond, Christopher Trapani, Pierre Jodlowski, Sam Britton, Emmanuelle Gibello, and artists Cécile Babiole, Franck Leibovici, Christian Delecluse, Pascal Baltazar. His compositions and live performances (under the name of his solo project Mean Time Between Failure, or improvising with musicians such as Fréderic Blondy, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Victoria Johnson, Hans Leeuw, Emmanuelle Gibello, or the ONCEIM ensemble of improvising musicians), explore the possibilities of corpus-based concatenative synthesis to re-contextualise any sound source by rearranging sound units into a new musical framework using interactive navigation through a sound space.