Posts Tagged: Yann Novak

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

2017 was the most tumultuous year in recent memory, and we’re still trying to make sense of it all.  One thing we do know: the year produced a lot of great music, much of it related to the hopes and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Drone

2017 was a pivotal year for the drone genre, formerly considered the least political of all genres.  Yet as the noise of the world increased, so did the interest of artists in using drone and noise as commentary.  By creating

Yann Novak ~ Surroundings

Surroundings first emerged as a site-specific sound performance commissioned for the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young fine arts museum in San Francisco. Yann Novak used the museum’s striking architecture to shape a spacious world of glistening, natural sound, and Surroundings explores its clean atmosphere.

Yann Novak ~ Surroundings

Surroundings first emerged as a site-specific sound performance commissioned for the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young fine arts museum in San Francisco. Yann Novak used the museum’s striking architecture to shape a spacious world of glistening, natural sound, and Surroundings explores its clean atmosphere.

Yann Novak ~ We Love Our Parents, We Fear Snakes

The most important segment of this 48-minute piece may be the section that one can’t hear.  The opening is so quiet that it falls into the realm of silence, although it is not silence, but a seeming void from which sound will

Yann Novak ~ We Love Our Parents, We Fear Snakes

The most important segment of this 48-minute piece may be the section that one can’t hear.  The opening is so quiet that it falls into the realm of silence, although it is not silence, but a seeming void from which sound will

Yann Novak ~ Snowfall

Clocking in at exactly sixty minutes, Snowfall is a shorter version of a six-hour Los Angeles marathon performance.  Yann Novak used photographs and field recordings to replicate the experience of a snowstorm, which must have been a fun experience for residents of the

Yann Novak ~ Snowfall

Clocking in at exactly sixty minutes, Snowfall is a shorter version of a six-hour Los Angeles marathon performance.  Yann Novak used photographs and field recordings to replicate the experience of a snowstorm, which must have been a fun experience for residents of the

Yann Novak ~ Blue.Hour

How long would you normally watch something that is slowly changing – a sunrise or sunset, a sleeping bear at the public zoo (wake up!), or the lapping of a tide?  Such scenes inspire endless fascination for a few, but

Yann Novak ~ Blue.Hour

How long would you normally watch something that is slowly changing – a sunrise or sunset, a sleeping bear at the public zoo (wake up!), or the lapping of a tide?  Such scenes inspire endless fascination for a few, but

Yann Novak ~ Hollow.River

January air, chilling at the best of times, remains unfaithful during the colder months. It is perhaps the environment that suffers the most, as every living thing is clutched tightly in an icy grip. The temperature plummets, frequently falling well

Yann Novak ~ Hollow.River

January air, chilling at the best of times, remains unfaithful during the colder months. It is perhaps the environment that suffers the most, as every living thing is clutched tightly in an icy grip. The temperature plummets, frequently falling well