• Zviij — (born Franck Smith) is a French sound artist, noise designer and multi-instrumentalist, active as a soloist, currently based in Brussels (Belgium).

Multi-instrumentalist and composer using electronic devices, digital percussives, vinyls, anvils, gongs, sirens, drums, piano... (1)
also (un)known as Ijnveïq de Ernestine, Tlü Ejtko, Phrenq, Qiipnm'id Yorgomnüg... Franck Smith runs the private recording collection Odiolorgnette (2001-)
and works as an independant artist in electronic fields, experimental audiovisual contexts and soundtrack production...
Member of the dual electronic unit Zn'shñ (2008-2010) and co-founder of visual production Rosebruit (2010-)...
Since 2011 he is active under the pseudonym Zviij as electronic musician, sound artist and noise designer.
He actually performs with computer-based project Prefixecode.


(1) Current setup includes:
- Computer softwares: Ableton Live 9 w/ Push controller, Max for Live, Sibelius 7
- Digital replicas: Mellotron (M4000D Mini)
- Electric instruments: Chapman Stick (10 strings Grand® graphite), Rhodes electromechanical piano (Mark 7 73 A)
- Electronic devices: Elektron Octatrack w/ Oktakontrol, Tenori-On, Roland HandSonic(s)
- Analog synthesizers: Moog Slim Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Moog Theremin, Vermona Mono Lancet
- Analog sound processors: Moog Ring Modulator, Moog Delay, Sherman Dual Filterbank, Vermona Retroverb Lancet


→ Booking : zviij AT zviij.com



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NEWS!

Audio release: Zviij — "Psittacism / The Windmill's Syndrome, part II" (UPCOMING)
Audio release: Zviij — "Psithurism / The Windmill's Syndrome, part I" (UPCOMING)

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→ March 2014 Zviij : "Drumsynth manipulations" → [video]
→ March 2014 Zviij : "Radiophoniam habebat" (Electronic Beat-Making) → [video]

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→ November 2013 Audio release: Zviij Mannequin shop [Album/Digital]

Real-time mixing & sonic manipulations directly recorded on 1 stereo track and slightly edited
before mastering. Featuring Zviij's "twin performance sampler" setup (made of two Elektron Octatrack
units in chain plus a Moog Slim Phatty Analog synthesizer). Contents: alternative electronics, digital
beat-making, analog synth sequencing, drum-synth playing, subtle glitches, electro-acoustic sampling,
orchestral colours...
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings).
All tracks performed with 2 Elektron Octatrack & 1 Moog Slim Phatty. Track [7] also includes a 10-string Chapman Stick.
Recorded & produced by Zviij © 2013.
* Available only in digital format.

* See details [...]


Cover by Elvire Bastendorff © 2013

Recorded in 2013
Price: 7 € (Download only)



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→ February 2013 Audio release: Zviij Empty chamber (EP/Live) [Album/Digital]

Live recordings mixing instrumental chamber music, alternative electronics & digital beat-making.
Featuring electro-acoustic sampling, analog bass synth sequencing and subtle bitcrushing.
Directly recorded in 2-stereo tracks and softly remastered before production.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings).
Recorded & produced by Zviij © 2013.
* Available only in digital format.

* See details [...]


Cover by Less-Is-More Design © 2013

Recorded in 2013
Price: 7 € (Download only)



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→ December 2012 Audio release: Zviij Dust games and plastic doll [Album/Digital]

Hybrid electronic works between experimental digital beat-making, electro-acoustic sampling,
analog synth sequencing and discrete bitcrushing. Also featuring some of the latest soundtracks
(stereo remixed and edited) from Zviij's "Elektron Tapes" video series.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings).
Recorded & produced by Zviij © 2012.
* Available only in digital format.

* See details [...]


Cover by Elvire Bastendorff © 2012

Recorded in 2012
Price: 7 € (Download only)



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→ 11/2012 The Elektron Tapes (#9) by Zviij → [video]
→ 11/2012 The Elektron Tapes (#8) by Zviij → [video]
→ 10/2012 Glitch Breaks & Drum-Screens by Zviij → [video]

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→ May 2012 Audio release: Zviij Quadrifolium [Album/Digital]

Alternative & ambient works around timbric studies featuring real-time manipulations of hybrid digital electronics,
analog synths and electromechanical piano. A quiet and downtempo experience blending delicate repetitive music and colourful glitches.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings).
Recorded & produced by Zviij © 2012.
* Available only in digital format.

* See details [...]


Cover by Elvire Bastendorff © 2012

Recorded in 2012
Price: 6 € (Download only)



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→ April 2012 Audio release: Zviij Sub-system design [Album/CD]

"Noisy beats & dark electronics" specially elaborated by sound artist Zviij for Japanese label Full Volume Agency.
The disc contains 39 tracks between weird beats and electronic soundscapes displayed like an electronic instrumental punk-puzzle.
With a raw and direct sound, this is a full-length album of peculiar alternative beat-making and obscure electronics.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings).
Recorded & produced by Zviij © 2012.
Executive production: Full Volume Agency ℗ 2012.
* This commissionned work is Zviij's 1st publication on CD.
* See details [...]



Cover by Elvire Bastendorff © 2012

Recorded in 2012, time 60:05, ref. FVA-6
Price: 12,50 € (Free postage)

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→ 01/2012 Zviij w/ Moog Slim Phatty + Elektron Octatrack (feat. Oto Biscuit) → [video]
→ 11/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#7) by Zviij → [video]
→ 11/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#6) by Zviij → [video]
→ 11/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#5) by Zviij → [video]
→ 10/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#4) by Zviij → [video]

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→ 10/2011 Audio release: Zviij Naked Flowers [Album/Digital]

A collection of 32 short, condensed and concise tracks lasting from 20 seconds to 2 minutes.
A full album of alternative/metal electronics, between John Zorn's Naked City & Mike Patton's Fantômas.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings). Produced by Zviij © 2011.
* See details [...]



Cover by Elvire Bastendorff © 2011

Recorded in 2011
Price: 6 € (Download only)



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→ 10/2011 Audio release: Zviij High heels failure [5 'single' tracks]

Fragmentary electronic studies inspired by Aphex Twin & Venetian Snares productions.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings). Produced by Zviij © 2011.
* See details [...]



Artworks by Elvire Bastendorff © 2011



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→ 09/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#3) by Zviij → [video]
→ 09/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#2) by Zviij → [video]
→ 09/2011 The Elektron Tapes (#1) by Zviij → [video]
→ 09/2011 Pro X Fade Cross-Fader + Elektron Machines by Zviij → [video]
→ 08/2011 Two Elektron Machines by Zviij (Feat. Oto Biscuit + Three Korg Pads) → [video]
→ 07/2011 Monomachine vs Octatrack by Zviij → [video]

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→ 06/2011 New recording: Naked Flowers (release date: October 2011)

A radical work somewhere between John Zorn's Naked City works (specifically the recording "Torture Garden") and Mike Patton's Fantômas project (the eponymous 1st album).
"Naked Flowers" is a collection of 32 short, condensed and concise tracks — lasting from 20 seconds to 2 minutes.
Composed & performed by Zviij (electronic manoeuvrings). *No external sound sources used. Recorded June 2011 in Brussels. Produced by Zviij © 2011


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→ 05/2011 Drumsynth playing by Zviij → [video]
→ 05/2011 Zviij live @ Bed & Breakfast (Brussels) → [video]
→ 03/2011 Zviij plays... → [video]
→ 02/2011 |01| by Zviij → [video]
→ 02/2011 |00| by Zviij → [video]

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