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MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST and noise manufacturer using digital percussives and pure electronics — also (un)known as Ijnveïq de Ernestine, Tlü Ejtko, Phrenq, Qiipnm'id Yorgomnüg — Franck Smith runs the private recording collection Odiolorgnette and works as an independant artist in electronic fields, experimental audiovisual contexts and soundtrack production. Member of the dual electronic unit Zn'shñ and co-founder of visual production Rosebruit.
Also active under the pseudonym Zviij as a sound artist and noise designer.


* Zn'shñ, "Butoh sweets"
A full electronic soundtrack accompanying the eponymous silent movie inspired by Butoh performances & iconography — realized by Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith. The disc "Butoh sweets" (subtitled Adventures in dance, flour & colours), interlaces subltle noise machinery, refined glitchy pulses & sophisticated bitcrushing, to create an inedit composition full of passion for darkness. A work dedicated to Butoh founder Hijikata Tatsumi (1928-1986). Ref. odl.9173-659 / Release date: July 2010 more

* Franck Smith, "Théorème de point fixe"
Influenced by algebric topology and scientific concepts on abstract spaces, this work for pure electronic drives the composer/soloist into a metaphoric piece around the ''fixed point theorems'' of Solomon Lefschetz, Bonislaw Knaster and Alfred Tarski... An amazing mental piece in 37 parts dedicated to Japanese sound artist and experimental composer Ryoji Ikeda. Ref. odl.9173-658 / Release date: November 2009 more

* Zn'shñ, "II"
High frequency trajectories and delicate glitchy micro pulses between Japanese gagaku, digital machinery and Morton Feldman's string quartet colours. Elaborated as a peculiar ceremony for desertic places, this second opus by the dual electronic unit Zn'shñ (Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith) displays a suite of radical sonic manipulations conceived for nocturnal ambient usings. Ref. odl.9173-657 / Release date: September 2009 more

* Zn'shñ, "++"
[1st official cd release]. According to a fictitious etymology, the term Zn'shñ signifies: the gleam of dark colours. Deliberately antithetic and intentionally enigmatic, Zn'shñ is enthused by Butoh iconography, Japanese Gagaku aesthetic and Tibetan rituals codification. Operating as dual electronic unit (Elvire Bastendorff & Franck Smith), Zn'shñ deepens a series of very specific works around digital phonocrafting and noise-manufacturing. Ref. odl.9173-656 / Release date: April 2009 more

Complete discographic works here

Franck Smith (see also Zviij), Brussels, Belgium

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