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Lopez, Francisco: untitled #164 (Unsounds)

Using field recordings made in Brussels together with TRMX, Johan Vandermaelen, Martiens Go Home, and Building Transmissions, Lopez mutates and records these into an intense 73 minute composition that takes the sounds of a city and transforms them into a interior landscape, a city within.
 

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UPC: 634479248474

Label: Unsounds
Catalog ID: 12u
Squidco Product Code: 7055

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: The Netherlands
Packaging: Digipack
Original source environmental recordings done in Brussels during the spring and summer of 2004 by Francisco López, trms, Johan Vandermaelen, Martiens Go Home and Building Transmissions, within the project 'Brussels Sonic Matter.'

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"Untitled # 164 came out of a project commissioned by the ARGOS festival in 2004, Brussels Sonic Matter. Using field recording made in the city together with TRMX, Johan Vandermaelen, Martiens Go Home, and Building Transmissions; Lopez mutates and records these into an intense 73 minute composition.

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the underground experimental music scene. Over the last twenty five years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, and sound installations in 50 countries, he has an extended catalog of sound pieces, and he has been awarded twice with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival."-Subterranean


Artist Biographies

"Francisco López is an avant-garde experimental musician and sound artist.

He has released a large amount of sound pieces with record labels from more than fifty countries and realized hundreds of concerts and sound installations worldwide; including some of the main international museums, galleries and festivals, such as: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York City), London Institute of Contemporary Arts, Paris Museum of Modern Art, National Auditorium of Music, Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sónar, Darwin Fringe festival, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.

For the Spanish Pavilion of the Expo 2008, López presented a "double sonic intervention", consisting of both an indoor sound installation and an outdoor performance.

In 2006, López won the First Prize for the Sound Art Competition of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. He has received honorable mention of the Prix Ars Electronica on three occasions(1999, 2002, 2007) and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 for best sound anthology.

He is director and curator of the sound archive SONM."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_L%C3%B3pez_(musician))
7/10/2024

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Electro-Acoustic
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Field Recordings
November 2006

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