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Yannick Dauby

Yannick Dauby born 1974 in Southern France, lives and works in Taiwan since 2007. His sound practice was initiated while studying tape music (musique concrète in French) at Cirm, Nice (France) : discovery of the physicality of the magnetic tape, vertigo-inducing analog synthesis and acousmatic pleasures. However, it's outdoor that things really started. He began working with field recording since 1998, during a travel in a distant country, capturing fragments of environments, urban situations, animal signals and unusual acoustic phenomenas. Those are his favorite materials, sometimes published like they are as phonographies, or providing some montage elements for some audio documentaries or musical compositions. On stage, he improvises with an assemblage of found objects, recorded sounds, electroacoustic devices such as modular synthesizer and computer-based audio systems. Regular collaborations with other sound artists, contemporary dance (since 2007, produces soundtracks for Horse Dance Company in Taiwan) or in association with visual artists (such as the audio-visual creations in collaboration with Wan-Shuen Tsai). Experimenting the perception of acoustic spaces with sound installations. His active discography includes personal compositions, documentations of performances, and selected phonographies. Fascinated by ethnology and natural sciences, he often wanders into these domains in collaboration with naturalists (nature sound recording, acoustic surveys) or for community-based projects in Taiwan in Hakka or aborigine villages. Plans for the next years include more exploration sessions of the island through artistic activities and sound documentation as well as teaching actions (since 2011, lecturer at Taiwan National University and produces regular conferences and workshops). Last publications: 蛙界蒙薰 Wā Jiè Méng Xun (12" vinyl, Ini.Itu, Belgium, 2013) Lind Raud (Invisible Birds, USA, 2012) Taî-pak thia sa piàn (Kalerne, 2011) Overflows (Sonoris, France, 2010) Songs of the Frogs of Taiwan -1 (Kalerne, 2009)

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Taiwanese Animal Phonography

December 2006