biography

Yannick Franck (°1981) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2005, he has been active as a vocalist, an electronic musician and a performance artist.

He runs the left field music label Idiosyncratics, plays in duo Orphan Swords with Pierre De Mûelenaere and runs solo projects Raum and Outlaw Compound.

He regularly works as a composer and a sound designer for dance, theatre, films and av projects. Moreover, he has curated events and art exhibitions for about ten years. He also runs the nsnwrdsnsgls podcast on Los Angeles based website The Brvtalist.

Franck mainly focuses on the exploration of idiosyncratic musical realms through a highly intuitive treatment of sources such as vocals, electronic instruments and field recordings. His music is often described as trance-inducing.

In the past, Franck has been a member of bands Idiosyncrasia and Y.E.R.M.O., with guitar player Xavier Dubois and drummer Jason Van Gulick. With whom have collaborated with artists Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert on a number of projects. They created soundtracks for their installation Collision Zone, held at the Pavilion of Luxembourg, Venice Biennial 2009.

For many years, Franck has been working with South African artist Wendy Morris. He has composed music for her animation films, video works and installations. They collaborate on a regular basis.

Moreover, he has composed soundtracks for Fabrice Murgia /Artara, Olivia Carrère, Karl Van Welden / United Planets, Michela Silvestrin & Giovanna Rovedo (IT), Karel Verhoeven, Mary Sherman (US), Jan Peeters & Geert Ooms, Benoit Pierre (FR), Danse en L'R (FR) and many others.

He has worked together with musicians Pietro Riparbelli / K11, Craig Hilton, Joan Hacker, Phil Maggi, Esther Venrooy, among others and his music has been released on several labels worldwide.

He has performed in venues and festivals such as Performatik (Brussels, BE), Issue Project Room (New York, USA), MUDAM (Luxembourg, LU), Philharmonie du Luxembourg (Luxembourg, LU), Young Arts Biennial (Moscow, RU), European Performance Art Festival (Warsaw, PL), Instants Chavirés (Paris, FR), Ausland (Berlin, DE), Electronic Church (Berlin, DE), Goethe Institut (Boston, US), Eastern Bloc (Montreal, CA), Sector 2337 (Chicago, US), Baby Castles (New York, US), Q-O2 (Brussels, BE), Bozar Electronic Arts Festival (Brussels, BE), Ateliers Claus (Brussels, BE), interactive Media Art Laboratory (Brussels, BE),..