Yann Leguay

Short biography of Yann Leguay: Born in 1981 in France, lives in Brussels.

His approach to sound design for installation, performance and film centers on the materiality of sound. Both as visual artist, sound maker and reverse, he has participated in numerous exhibitions and festival in Europe and beyond. He also composes sound tracks for artist's films and participates in choreographic projects (with Ula Sickle, Studio Kabako...).

In several projects, sometimes under the name of Phonotopy, he regularly performs live improvisation in concert places and multimedia festivals. He is directing DRIFT a series on the ArtKillArt label and he edits and archives his own sound work on [l=phonotopy].

Yann Leguayʼs work focuses on everything around sound. Materiality, diversion and tautology are the main ingredients of his work. By modifying the reality of the material (as sounds or real objects) he affects the sensibility of the viewer, changing the perception and relation with materiality. His interest on media and the players that work with it is a clear position on what we are making as utopian, wanting to produce perpetual and solid memory. By deconstructing the elements of this human need, he gives an overview and a distance on the global relation we have with objects and memory.

As installations or performances his work has been shown in numerous places and festivals in Europe and further.

In Parallel, heʼs also involved in choreographic projects (all the sounds creation for Ula Sickle since 2008, collaboration with Kabako in Kinshasa & Tangible Craft in Brussels) and composes noise and sound pieces for artist's films. Heʼs a co-founder of RadioFreeRobots collective, a radiophonic concept using synthesised voices and computer noise as the only source(«Radiodays» at DeApel, Amsterdam, «French May» in Hong Kong...).

He also founded the independent label ʻPhonotopyʼ, proposing a conceptual approach of recording medias and now curating the ʻDRIFTʼ Collection of Artkillartʼs label, inviting eriKm , Arnaud Rivière, Martin Téteault and DJ Sniff to produce an original series of a double LP record using a novel technic of crossing grooves, making randomized reading.

Also on the Web you may find Yann Leguay by links below:
  1. http://www.phonotopy.org/
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Yann Leguay - CuTTer_oFF CuTTer_oFF 2
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2007 phonotopy
2 Yann Leguay - Scan_disC Scan_disC 3
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2007 phonotopy
3 Yann Leguay - Wire_Less Wire_Less 3
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2008 phonotopy
4 Yann Leguay - Discsection Discsection 4
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2009-08-01 Art Kill Art
5 Yann Leguay - Quasi Static Crack Propagation Quasi Static Crack Propagation 7
mp3, CD
2013-09-14 Consumer Waste
6 Yann Leguay - Unstatic Unstatic 3
mp3, CD
2014 Impulsive Habitat

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