Ovale is a one-man company which goal is to create music and sound design for movies, contemporary dance, theatre and television…
Yann Coppier composed, performed and produced all the tracks on this website at Studio Ovale, Copenhagen – except for the Pollen, Super 8, Installations and WHOURKR albums, for which the work was shared – and has won several international prizes for his work.
All the instruments were played by the producer except when notified – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussions, programmations and electronics.
As a composer and a musician he has been working with styles that range from electronica to death metal including electroacoustic music, contemporary jazz or rock. Which means recording albums and playing live, but also making music for movies, theater, contemporary dance, art installations, TV, commercials, motion graphics and Internet websites.
As a sound engineer he has fully produced more than 30 bands including recording, mixing, remixes, mastering and consulting.
As a specialized journalist he has written more than 100 articles for different magazines (lately KR Home Studio), and is doing conferences (IRCAM, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, ArtLab…) on sound.
As a teacher he is now one of the main teachers at the Sonic College in Haderslev, Denmark, and has been responsible for pedagogy in the music school ATLA, teaching for 10 years computer-based music, and is animating workshops in Paris about music production and music for movies.
His three main musical projects are -i snor (abstract acoustic/electronic), in which he does everything, WHOURKR, (death metal/electronica/breakcore), in which he sings and does some crazy electronics and production, and Pollen (contemporary acoustic duo), in which he plays the guitar and does the production.
Finally he has also directed 8 art movies for his project -i snor.