Live performance during Test Tone 61: Intersecting Streams of Consciousness @ SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan (Recorded September 14th, 2010)
—Notes from official program—
Zn'shñ (electronics) + À qui avec Gabriel (accordion) + Cal Lyall (hydrophone)
Specializing in electronics, French artists Zn'shñ (aka Franck Smith & Elvire Bastendorff) creates expansive soundscapes of the highest order. Under the Odiolorgnette imprint, Zn'shñ has produced albums and soundtracks steeped in minimalist sensibility, influenced by artists such as Ryoji Ikeda and butoh legend Hijikata Tatsumi.
[here] Zn'shñ's sound artistry meets with the sublime accordion playing of À qui avec Gabriel, a Tzadik recording artist with a string of successful collaborations under her belt — joined by improvising artist Cal Lyall, who creates watery ambiances using effected hydrophones (underwater microphones) submerged in strange and hypnotic water sources.
*Visuals & projections by Onnacodomo (DJ Codomo, Yasuko Seki and Ruka Noguchi) onnacodomo.com
Zn'shñ's electronic setup:
- Biscuit (by Oto Machines)
- 2x Sleepdrone 5 (by King Capitol)
- Glamour Box (by King Capitol)
- Kaossilator Pro (by Korg)
- Restyler (by Sherman/Rodec)
- Space Echo (Boss RE-20)
Discographic works by Zn'shñ:
* Zn'shñ, "Butoh sweets" (July 2010)
* Zn'shñ, "II" (September 2009)
* Zn'shñ, "++" (April 2009)
Operating as a dual noise-manufacturing unit, specialized in electronics, Zn'shñ is designed for soundtrack production, live performances and audiovisual works. Created by Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith.
A Qui Avec Gabriel:
Zn'shñ, "Franck Smith", "Elvire Bastendorff", double electronic music, Sleepdrone, Odiolorgnette, Glamour Box, Kaossilator Pro, Korg, Sherman, Rodec, Restyler, Biscuit, Oto Machines, 8-bit, Analog Filters, king capitol, space echo, noise manufacturing, A Qui Avec Gabriel, Cal Lyall