Prolific sound artist Francisco López, with more than 378 diverse works composed over 40 years, from nearly silent to overwhelming swells of sonic force, here in a set of eight pieces composed from different source materials, pieces and origins, using field recordings, synthetics and sources of mysterious origin, paced and placed in profound and breathtaking ways.
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Recorded in Den Haag, Milan, Riga, Prague, Mmabolela and Loosduinen, in 2019, by the artist.
'untitled#371' created from original environmental sound matter recorded in Borneo, 2012.
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"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))
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1. Untitled #375 13:20
2. Untitled #377 12:00
3. Untitled #371 5:00
4. Untitled #374 7:54
5. Untitled #379 4:16
6. Untitled #372 8:32
7. Untitled #373 6:05
8. Untitled #376 10:55
9. Untitled #378 3:40
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"The album untitled (2019) by Francisco López was entirely created in 2019 and composed of a variety of very different pieces. Even though the pieces have very different origins, they all come together in a fascinating sonic trip, with the supreme quality and attention to detail you've come to expect of Francisco López. He himself humbly refers to this album as 'a killer'. Couldn't agree more.
Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. For almost forty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion.
He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with environmental recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the six continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with hundreds of international artists) has been released by nearly 400 record labels / publishers worldwide. He has been awarded four times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 for best sound anthology."-esc.rec
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