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Francisco Meirino "Three Realizations for Ensembles" CD


Francisco Meirino “Three Realizations for Ensembles” CD

Three compositions written by Francisco Meirino for ensembles.

Utilizing pitch and timbre of traditional acoustic instruments Meirino’s unique compositional voice speaks out. Guiding the listener through tension and decompression, unease and malaise.

Performed with Ensemble Vortex and Ensemble Phoenix Basel.
Recorded 2016-2019.

Francisco Meirino

Spanish born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in experimental music and live performance.

​His music explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure, he is primarily interested in the idea of recording what is not supposed to be : gear failures, the death of PA systems, magnetic fields and electro-static noises and in how he can use them and hear them radically out of context.

Francisco Meirino's music is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision.

He mainly works with the computer, (eurorack) modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo tranducers, field recorders and various home-made electronics.

​More than 150 live performances in various venues in Europe, Japan and North America and in festivals such as :

Borderline (Athens, Greece) / La Digestion (Naples, Italy) / Textures (London, UK) / La Cité (Lausanne, Switzerland) / Ende Tymes (New York, USA) / Cable (Nantes, France) / Santander Arte Sonore (Santander, Spain) / Activating The Medium (San Francisco, USA) / LUFF does Tokyo (Toyko, Japan) / Observatori (Valencia, Spain) / Musica Genera (Warsaw, Poland) / Norberg Electronic Music Festival (Norberg, Sweden) / Akousma (Montréal, Canada) / Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland) / Ertz (Bera, Spain) among others…

​He has been commissioned with music for:

Yann Marrusich / Ensemble Vortex / Ensemble Oscillateurs / Ensemble Phoenix / Cie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker / Pro-Helvetia / Radio Airplane / Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona / Standard/Deluxe / Radio Pic-Nic / Residency at GRM / Residency at EMS / Galeria Valenzuela Klenner (Columbia) / Workshop at HEAR (France)

​Francisco Meirino has been awarded with the Award for Electronic Music Composition 2003 by Pro-Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.

​He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.