Sondes consists of two artists,the sound artist Yi Lu and visual artist Sébastien Labrunie.
Sébastien Labrunie & Yi Lu use noise art melted with raw black and white motion controlled graphics for a live creation performance. Sounds as textures and light as frequencies. The raw composed sounds merge with glitched white light in sensitive patterns and the human filters literally transform the material with their hands instinctively using a Tesla coil, home-made electronic instruments and a motion controller, modifying both the sound and light through space and time. The sound creator and the light maker synchronize to create a living visual abstract sound experience. They are both input and output, absorbing live stimuli and transform them back. They became “Sondes".
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From nights Sound & Light performance by Lu Yi & Sébastien Labrunie also known as Sondes at Xue Xue Institute in Taipei, Taiwan. (The third Taipei Art District Festival_TAD After Party )

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✭Yi Lu 盧藝 (台北)

盧藝也獨立在「台北數位藝術節 2015」、「超聲波 2016」、「​白晝之夜​-衍生現場」、「​大內藝術聲響之​​夜​」​等藝術活動​,呈現電磁波、手工自製電子樂器、電路擾動、硬體駭客和類比錯誤聲響演出。

Yi Lu is a sound artist, a member at Soundwatch Studio, and collaborator to Fujui Wang—a pioneer in Taiwan’s sound art scene. Yi Lu and Fujui Wang established the Soundwatch Studio to promote the sound creation, exhibition, performance and workshopping of experimental audio art, both locally and internationally. Yi Lu pursued MA degree in the Institute of Applied Arts at National Chiao Tung University, She took additional program of art from the Academy of Art University and the San Francisco Art Institute. Yi Lu has drawn on her previous experiences working in education to organise sound art workshops at several prestigious institutions, including The Taipei National University of the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, and The National Taiwan Science Education Center and The Shiner Education Foundation.Yi Lu has appeared performances alongside Fujui Wang, with different sound forms of performances. Including the​ ​ “B!as 2015: Taiwan-Belgium Sound Art Exchange Project”​ in Belgium​ and the inaugural performance for “Shoot the Pianist-The Noise Scene in Taipei 1990-95 Exhibition”​ in UK​.

Yi Lu has appeared solo at the “Digitopia Digital Art Festival Taipei 2015”​,​ “Hypersonic 2016”​,​“Generate The Night”​and“Taipei Art District Festival 2016”​, using electromagnetic waves, home-made electronic instruments, circuit bending, hardware hackers, and analog errors to create immersive sonic environments.

✭Sébastien Labrunie 林思柏(波爾多)
Sébastien Labrunie



After more than 10 years exploring 2D worlds as a graphic designer and art director in France, Sébastien Labrunie is now working at both ends of the visual technology spectrum in Taiwan: 3D Virtual Reality experiments on one side and deconstructed, glitched analog video synthesis explorations in the sound art scene on the other side, one world feeding the other for new inspirations and visual explorations.

In his latest set up he is exploring CRT abstract visual chaos using motion sensors to interact directly with analog video signals synced to sound, touching directly the visuals at the source, sculpting raw visuals by hand and bringing them closer to an organic form synced with both body and mind. System errors welcome beautiful accidents, like an escape from the never-ending daily spiral of the well-produced and clean pictures on our homemade webs. Sébastien is currently working on a VR music creation software called LyraVR and is also performing with the Sound Artist Yi Lu in the collective “Sondes".

✭Sébastien L. • Visual Artist

Yi Lu:You had 9​ ​years designer work background and 1 year VR experience , how does that influence in the “Sondes"?​

林思柏:我在視覺與圖像中工作很久,也都只停留在靜止的 2D平面,去年(2015年)我發現一種可以進入VR世界的全新視覺技術,​是​具身歷其境、三維、動作感且同時可以憑身體動作同步的控制器。所以我運用Leap Motion(手勢控制器)在"Sondes"表演中,讓我的視覺更有生命力,變成更敏銳、更互動性。新工具對我而言,可以提供一個​像​遊樂園般​的​場地​,而​去創作更多的即時互動視覺,一種無限制的可能性。
​Seb:I worked with visuals and pictures for a long time. One thing is i only worked with “static" 2D visuals, and new technologies i discovered entering the VR world last year open my mind to a whole new kind of visuals, immersives, tridimensional, in motion, and they could also be synchronized with body movements using motion controllers. I used a Leap Motion in “Sondes" to control and bring life to my 2D visuals, they become more sensitive, more instinctive, and well, more alive! New tools that offers me a whole new playground for doing live visual creations. New tools and endless possibilities!

Yi Lu:what picture/visual thought do you want to introduce/pass to audience in “Sondes"?​

Seb:The raw sound of Yi Lu inspired me pictural simplicity and contrast. That’s why i chose black and white graphical elements, like raw light in darkness. I also wanted this electric light elements to become more “organic", that’s why i used symmetry. Symmetry is all around us, even inside us, many things come in pair of two, eyes, ears, black and white, light and darkness. And for this performance it was a duo team work too. I got some interesting feedback on “Sondes" visuals, some people saw faces and masks hidden in the abstract lines. It’s one of the main purpose of abstract visuals, so people can project themselves inside the pictures generated, and let their imagination flows.

Yi Lu:on your angle to see, “Sondes"with Yi lu’s sound and your audio visual, what kinds of special expression can go to audience?

​Seb:I think “Sondes" is a sound and visual experience more than a performance, like an abstract story telling. Everyone could see and ear a different one, depending on their individual perception. Their imagination can jump from a sound painting to another and shape different new feelings each time.

Yi Lu:in the performance “Sondes",what is the most interesting thing?and most challenging?

The most interesting thing is the live teamwork between sound and light to me. The interactions and echoes from sound to visuals and from visuals to sound. Like a creative dialog. The most challenging part might be the technical part, making everything work on software side, setting up the stage in the best way possible working with technical limitation and strength of each spaces. I always remind me to keep it simple, adaptation is the key!

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