VOLTA Yann Leguay 2019

The past few years, Yann Leguay’s works focused on various media and interfaces using mechanical sound as a musical instrument. As technology evolves, mechanics are disappearing and replaced by miniaturized electronic components and electric charges. The project Volta addresses this change and explores the potential of the electricity itself, as a source. Using the technique of a plasma speaker, the installation consists of a pure electrical arc producing the sound on its own. A sound file is sent into the high voltage and a voice emerges from the arc. The text comes from a radio residency done with the ∏-node collective, the words are the translation of the noise of the internet network processed with a speech-to-text software then read by Jean-François Blanquet. The result becomes an oracle roaming between present and future, between identification and materiality.

VOLTA - Yann Leguay
Electrical support - Guillaume Bernier
Text - ∏node
Voice - Jean-François Blanquet
Video - Jerome Fino / Stochastique
Place - La Compilothèque
Production - Overtoon, supported by Flanders State of the Art

Presentations of VOLTA

Densités Festival, festival, Association Vu d'un Oeuf, Fresnes-en-Woëvre (Nancy), France, 2019
KIKK 2019, festival, KIKK, Namur, Belgium, 2019
Akouphène Festival, festival, Cave 12, Genève, Swiss, 2019
Haunted Folklore, performance, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
IMAL AT WORK, special event, iMAL, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
Instruments Make Play 2019, festival, WORM, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019
Open Atelier Overtoon, open studio, Overtoon, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Sonic Pro Brest #2, festival, Le Maquis, Brest, France, 2020
HUMAN TECH DAYS 2020, festival, Bandit-Mages, Bourges, France, 2020
Festival Sonic Protest 2020, festival, Maison de la Grève, Rennes, France, 2020
Festival Sonic Protest 2020, festival, THÉATRE MUNICIPAL BERTHELOT, Montreuil, France, 2020
Carl Stone (usa) + Yann Leguay (fr), performance, Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
Blurred Edges Festival, festival, Blurred Edges, Hamburg, Germany, 2020
AND Festival 2021, festival, AND Festival, Leuven, Belgium, 2021
High Voltage, group show, Academie Beeld Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 2021
Hypersonica 2020, festival, FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020
Oscillation Festival 2021, festival, Q-O2, Brussels, Belgium, 2021
Confort Moderne 2021, festival, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France, 2021
Fonotopias, solo show, Ex Teresa, Mexico City, Mexico, 2021
Festival Sonic Protest, festival, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris, France, 2022
Hypersonica 2022, festival, FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2022