Yannick Franck (°1981) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He is a vocalist, an electronic musician and a performance artist.

He is the main curator of the left field music label Idiosyncratics, plays in duo Orphan Swords with Pierre De Mûelenaere and solo as Raum. He recently launched AV project Outlaw Compound together with digital artist Olga Fedorova.

He regularly works as a composer and a sound designer for dance, theatre and films.
He runs the nsnwrdsnsgls podcast on Los Angeles based website The Brvtalist.

Franck mainly focuses on the exploration of idiosyncratic musical realms through the 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.

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

He has composed soundtracks for Fabrice Murgia /Artara, Chantal Yzermans/Radical Low, Olivia Carrère, Karl Van Welden / United Planets, Michela Silvestrin & Giovanna Rovedo (IT), Karel Verhoeven, Mary Sherman (US),  Michel Couturier, Jan Peeters & Geert Ooms, Benoit Pierre (FR), Danse en L'R (FR) and many others while Orphan Swords recently provided a live soundtrack for Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck.

His music has been released on many labels worldwide.

He has performed in venues and festivals such as Artefact Festival (BE), Performatik (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),..