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12/08/2013 - 07/09/2013

Musician, performer and founder of Idiosyncratics label, Yannick Franck has developed an increasingly personal style that combines sharp acoustic research and abrasive walls of sound. Often described as trance-inducing, his music is based on the treatment of sources such as instruments and non-musical objects, voice, radio signals and field recordings. It ranges from fundamental acoustic explorations (The Staircase Continuum) to more stylistic-expressionistic searches (Memorabilia); two fields of investigation that tend to collide in his latest works such as Hierophany(to be released on Monochrome Vision) and The Utmost Night (to be released on Taâlem recordings). In addition to his recordings and performances, Yannick Franck creates site-specific sound installations.


Franck is part of electroacoustic-noise improvisation project Y.E.R.M.O., with guitar player Xavier Dubois and drummer Jason Van Gulick. They have collaborated with artists Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert on a number of projects. They created soundtracks for the artists’ political installation Collision Zone, held at the Pavilion of Luxembourg, Venice Biennial 2009. Additional collaborations include their intense audiovisual performances, Things to ComeCollision Zone, and Toward The Event Horizon.”


He recently started the minimal-industrial duo project called ORPHAN SWORDS as well as RÄUM, a solo audiovisual performance project aiming to create contemporary rituals through the use and misuse of analog and digital technologies, electronically processed vocals, throat singing, dancing, shouting, massive synth drones and corrosive beats.


In the past, Yannick Franck has collaborated with Pietro Riparbelli / K11, Craig Hilton (Gauchiste, Loincloth), Phil Maggi, Alan Trench (World Serpent, Temple Music, Orchis) and Esther Venrooy among others and his music has been released on several labels including Silken Tofu, Young Girls Records, Sylvain Chauveau’s concept record house Onement and Italian label Silentes.


Franck and Riparbelli, with the precious help of Alan Trench (ex World Serpent, Temple Music) are currently working on a new conceptual album based on recordings made at Aleister Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema in Cefalù, Sicily.


He has performed in venues and festivals such as Issue Project Room (New York, USA), MUDAM (Luxembourg, LU), Philharmonie du Luxembourg (Luxembourg, LU), Young Arts Biennial (Moscow, RU), European Performance Art Festival (Warsaw, PL), Instants Chavirés (Paris, FR), Ausland (Berlin, DE), Electronic Church (Berlin, DE), Bozar Electronic Arts Festival (Brussels, BE), interactive Media Art Laboratory (Brussels, BE) among many others.


Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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