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kralin Terrific immersive listen. I didn't want either piece to end - I often feel this way with Yann Novak's music. I like the intention - calming - that has driven this release. These are such unsettling times. This guy has put loads of his excellent material out there effectively for free so a great chance to say thanks for that, and this, and look after yourself.
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Richard Richard A much-requested set, now finally released from Yann's treasure trove. A wonder from a classic period.
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Red.Shift 20:00
Blue.Shift 20:00


**Bandcamp Exclusive**

‘Doppler.Shift’ originated as an exhibition at Commonwealth & Council in Los Angeles.  I am releasing it as a Bandcamp exclusive in response to the COVID-19 crisis, both as a way to generate some much-needed income and to hopefully soothe your anxiety. The original exhibition was installed using small speakers with extremely limited low-range, so this is a very light and airy pairing. 

Original exhibition text:

Yann Novak customizes the tempo of the corridor leading towards and away from the threshold of Commonwealth & Council. ‘Red.Shift’ and ‘Blue.Shift,’ the two site-specific sound and light works that comprise ‘Doppler.Shift,’ incorporate filtered florescent lights and synthesized sound intermixed with field recording from the exhibition space. The paired compositions create harmonic environmental “tint” that shifts the mood and atmosphere for the passers-by.


released March 20, 2020

Yann Novak Studio, US (YNS012)

Cover photo by Robert Crouch.
Cover design by Yann Novak.
Mastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space.
Published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music, UK.


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Yann Novak Los Angeles, California

Yann Novak is a queer interdisciplinary artist and composer based in Los Angeles. His work is guided by his interests in perception, context, movement, and the felt presence of direct experience. Through the use of sound and light, Novak explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on our present location in space and time. ... more

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