A composition by Yannick Dauby built upon the eletroacoustic modulation of Japanese bats' ultrasonic voices.
In 2015, Yannick Dauby and Wan-Shuen Tsai were part of a public art project at National Taiwan University. Yannick's work was a creation project related to the sound universe of bats and led to a series of public events, including soundwalks and exhibitions in the campus. The blog Chiroptera documented the activities of field recording and creation, some in collaboration with students. Here is a new output of this project, released as a CD. Echoes as Messengers is a kind of domestic sound installation, an electroacoustic composition which develop itself slowly and sparsely, a “Discreet music” inspired by echolocation. It has been composed with the ultrasonic voices of the Japanese House Bat (pipistrella abramus 東亞家蝠) recorded in Taipei (Spring 2015), transformed and combined with the help of analogue electronics (notably the infamous Blippoo box by Rob Hordijk, the Sidrax organ by Peter Blasser and other modular synthesizers) and digital processing.
Please try to listen to it at low volume, or at dusk, or windows open.
This project as been informed and influenced by the remarkable works of Donald Griffin, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor and David Dunn.
Based in Taïwan since 2007, Yannick Dauby (born 1974 in the Mediterranean Alps, France) explores the soundscapes of this island through field recording, audio documentaries and community projects. He composes electroacoustic music (aka “musique concrète”) and performs improvised music with found objects, analogue devices and digital processing. Yannick Dauby creates soundtracks and sound environments for contemporary dance, public art and films. He is involved in activities about ecology and local traditional cultures.
Yannick Dauby runs the platform Kalerne