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Occupation Noise manufacturing
Introduction Zn'shñ is a dual electronic unit devoted to noise-manufacturing, designed for soundtrack production & live performances. "Specializing in electronics, French artists Zn'shñ (aka Franck Smith & Elvire Bastendorff) creates expansive soundscapes of the highest order. Under the Odiolorgnette imprint, Zn'shñ has produced albums and soundtracks steeped in minimalist sensibility, influenced by artists such as Ryoji Ikeda and butoh legend Hijikata Tatsumi." (from Test-Tone program, Tokyo, Japan).
Interests experimental music, primitive sound activities, hybrid acousmatic contexts, neo-archaisms, Japanese Gagaku, Butoh iconography, Tibetan rituals, Pygmy music, noise manufacturing, digital phonocrafting, electronic manoeuvrings