Country: FR

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

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This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.