15.10.15 – Yann Gourdon

Solo set from French hurdy-gurdy player Yann Gourdon. One third of the drone trio France and part of the La Nòvia collective, Gourdon's practice focuses on acoustic phenomena and dynamic relationships with the environment. Having learned to play traditional music from Auvergne by listening to field recordings, Gourdon re-orientates tradition via minimalism, honing in on a place or location's unique vibratory fields, volumes and surfaces.


Yann Gourdon / hurdy gurdy



1. 15.10.15 - 41.18


Recorded on Thursday 15th October 2015 by Luca Consonni. Mixed and mastered by James Dunn. Photo by Mattias Launois. Artwork by Oliver Barratt. 

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Yann Gourdon

As hurdy-gurdy player, composer and sound artist, Yann Gourdon looks at vibratory fields and sound perception as a medium.  He predominantly focuses on acoustic phenomena that have a dynamic relationship with their environment - architecture / landscape. In parallel he learned to play traditional music from Auvergne in France by listening to field recordings and currently conducts research on this repertoire within the collective La Nòvia.

He is also member of the trio France (with Jérémie Sauvage on bass, and Mathieu Tilly on drums) and he plays with Antez in Vacuum. Throughout every aspect of his work he only deals with sound quality.