Yan Lohendra learned music as a teenager, then practiced for pleasure until 2017, when he made the album Upsilon Plus.
He followed studies in the information sciences until his doctoral thesis which he brilliantly defended.
Yan is above all a contemplative who has practiced Buddhist meditation daily for more than ten years. He follows a vegan and raw food diet. Lohendra loves hiking in rugged places. He often visits Sainte-Baume, a mountain massif near Marseille that he likes to climb. The sanctuary grotto, where St. Mary Magdalene lived after leaving Palestine in the time of Christ, draws it mysteriously. Probably because millions of faithful gathered there for almost two millennia and this is felt.
He prefers to stay away from the life of the modern world, which he does not appreciate, though he is not a hermit. He is married to Irina, his partner for 15 years. Not having a smartphone, but only an old cell phone that he almost never lights, Yan Lohendra is often unreachable.
After creating and using his page for a few weeks, he decided to use it only to announce important events, because the practice of Facebook did not correspond to his mind or his being. The alienating techniques do not please him, without being a rejection of recent technology. So, Yan never watches television. The essential thing for him is to be present to himself and to use the techniques only as simple tools.
Yan Lohendra militates for free software by using them for his musical achievements as for the daily use of his computer. It is based on the Linux Mint operating system. For example, the sequencer used is LMMS, the audio recorder is Ardour. The principles of free software bring it closer to the idea of a free egalitarian disposition of production and knowledge, therefore of an anti-capitalist approach to society.