Born in 1974 in the Mediterranean Alps, France. Living and working in Taiwan since 2007.
His sound practice was initiated around 1996, studying tape music ("musique concrète" in French) : 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 feld 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 mainly with recorded sounds, modular synthesizer 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 creations about landscape 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 or during 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 (co-founder of Atelier Hui-Kan for these socio-cultural projects).
(Chinese name : 澎葉生)
Yannick Dauby Discography
- 15 Instruments & Performance
- 11 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Production
- 18 Technical
- 13 Visual
- 5 Acting, Literary & Spoken