Brussels-based sound artist Yann Leguay is a true media saboteur. His back catalogue is equally deviant, releasing a 7 single without a central hole and a record composed from recordings of vinyl being scratched by scalpel. His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label.
A new version of Last. Albums (current section).
Yann Leguay - Headcrash When I spoke to him last year, Vlek's David Maurissen mentioned a forthcoming record made with "broken harddrives. The artist was Yann Leguay and Headcrash is the record. Leguay uses hard disks like miniature turntables: the magnetic disc as platter, the read-write arm as ersatz tone arm, manipulated through electrical current sent via "open source software and Arduino. A teaser video shows how he runs four of these "turntables" simultaneously
Art Kill Art – Yann Leguay, Martin Howse & Valentina Vuksic.
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Brussels-based sound designer Yann Leguay has spent much of his career creating experimental electronic pieces that challenge people's perceptions. Whether or not Headcrash, his first release on the admirable Vlek label, achieves this admirable aim is debatable. It is, though, a rather mesmerizing and mind-altering record (and we're not just talking about the distinctive, handmade sleeve art)
AKA 03, Yann Leguay : DiscSection. Anatomy : a dissection consists of opening up a body according to a predefined protocol. Geometry : a dissection problem involves cutting up a figure to rearrange the pieces into another given figure. A progressive mix began on a blank disc, using surgical material connected to a contact microphones. The A side is the sound result of the live sessions, recorded in 2008 in Paris, Bruxelles. 17 min. The B side is a hand cut groove.
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