First presented as a durational audio-visual performance presented at Human Resources in Los Angeles (CA), Snowfall explores the hushed stillness and isolation sometimes experienced during a snowstorm. Presented over 6 hours, the audience was allowed to come and go as they please. This afford the viewer a more personal experience with the piece through the dispersion of the audience. Snowfall was constructed using photographs and field recordings collected at the Jentel Artist Residency outside Banner, WY in February 2010.
Yann Novak is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, are informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. His works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works.
Novak’s solo and collaborative sound-works have been published on numerous releases on such labels as Dragon’s Eye Recordings (CA), Farmacia901 (IT), Hibernate Recordings (UK), LINE (US), Murmur Records (JP), and Unfathomless (BE). His sound works have also appeared on multiple international sound art and electronic music compilations on labels such as Crónica (PT), Mandorla (MX), Monochrome Vision (RU), The Wire (UK) and others.
In 2005, Novak re-launched his father’s Dragon’s Eye Recordings imprint with a new focus on limited edition releases by emerging and mid-carrier sound artists, composers and producers. Since its re-launch, Dragon’s Eye Recordings has published over 60 releases and has received critical acclaim.