Yannick Dauby
Vence — France
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 beagan working with field recordings since 1998, during a travel in a distant country, capturing fragments of environments, urban situations, animal signals and unusual acoustic phenomenas. Those are his favourite 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 and computer. 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 space and devices into sound installations (notably the °sone project with Christophe Havard and Hughes Germain). His active discography includes personal compositions, documentations of performances and exhibitions or 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 (lecturer at Taiwan National University, regular conferences and workshops). (photo by John Grzinich)
Description of work with field recording
"LIND, RAUD, AASTAAJAAD" with John Grzinich and Murmer (Invisible Birds, Usa, 2012) - "TAI-PAK THIA SA PIAN" (Kalerne Editions, Taiwan, 2011) - "SOUNDS OF HORSE" (Horse Dance Company, Taiwan, 2011) - "OVERFLOWS" (Sonoris, France 2010) - "SONGS OF THE FROGS OF TAIWAN VOL1", (Kalerne Editions, Taiwan, 2008) - "FÉVRIER", (Cherrymusic, Japon, 2006) - "TW04-04", Éditions è®e, France, 2006 - "LA RIVIÈRE PENCHÉE", (vinyl LP, Alluvial Recordings, Usa, 2004) - "LOW VALLEY" (Editions Ellipsis, Usa, 2004)