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FRANCISCO MEIRINO & YAN JUN The Blind Match

Label : Avant Whatever / Format : digital file / donation

 

In 2012 Franciso Meirino and Yan Jun met in Lausanne during Luff Festival. They started to brew a collaboration based on materials from live concerts: live recordings, soundcheck recordings, field recordings and so on. In January of 2014, Francisco sent his one hour track to Yan. After about six months Yan made his own, when he had almost forgotten what Francisco’s track sounded like. They kept this pace of working/forgetting/working until 2016, producing two more tracks and a few adjustments. Finally, they turned back to a simple mix of the first two tracks, The Blind Match.

It keeps a slow pace, as if we have all the time we need.

 

Francisco Meirino: field recordings, electronics

Yan Jun: field recordings, feedback

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO Ten Modular Synth Etudes

Label : Flag Day Recordings (Usa) / Format : digital files / 5.- $ (or more)

 

An unconventional release since it isn't a traditional album. It serves as a teaser for an upcoming, more "classic" Meirino album that we will be releasing later in 2018. Secondly, this is a raw unmixed and unedited look at one of my favorite artists and inspirations.

We are getting a peek at how Francisco builds his masterpieces, which to me is a huge gift and I'm super happy to have the chance to give you those glimpses with this anthology.

Enjoy the sine waves and textures!

(label description)

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO Squawk Box

Sound Installation

speakers, audio mixer, computer, audio loop. 

A commission from the LUFF/OFF Répression sonore

October 18th to 22nd 2017 at Chapelle de Tell, Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

The Squawk Box was reportedly to be used by the British Army in the 1970’s to disperse riots in Northern Ireland. I tried to reconstruct this non-lethal weapon, based on the high-volume diffusion of two (very close) high frequencies.

 

The installation was running for 6 hours - non stop, right in the front of the festival’s main entrance.

Every day, from 18:00 to 24:00, during the 4 days of the LUFF festival, 2017.

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO & MIGUEL  A. GARCIA  Nonmenabsorbium

Label : Idiosyncratics (Bel) / Format : CD / 13.- Euros (E.U. shipping included)

 

Assembled, performed and recorded by Miguel A. Garcia and Francisco Meirino,edited & mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile. Artwork by Elise Gangebin-de Bons

 

"Nonmenabsorbium is a cerebral work of powerful compositions that combine technical prowess with haunting intrigue." The Brvtalist

 

Prolific Swiss electronic composer Francisco Meirino (Misantropic Agenda, Entr'acte, Antifrost) and Basque country’s most prominent left-field musician  Miguel A. Garcia aka Xedh (Crónica, Idealstate) team up and go for the rawest  yet most carefully built electronic experimentation. No-input mixer, modular synth, field recordings & magnetic fields find themselves at the core of this true gem  of radical electronic music, savvily handcrafted with by two experts of the genre.(label press release)

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ERYCK ABECASSIS & FRANCISCO MEIRINO  La Gueule Du Loup

Label : Fragment Factory (Ger) / Format : CD / 13.- Euros (E.U. shipping included)

 

"La Gueule Du Loup" explores raw improvisation in a crude, almost cruel manner. On this project the two musicians build musical pieces free of pre-existing structures  or recorded sounds. The electronic matrix arises from the modules and is immediately  propelled into the atmosphere. The two unpatched modular synthesizers first suggest  a virgin circuit, patches are build during the performance, during the composition.  Cosmetic memory plays a secondary role here, catapulted sytles shoving the idea of  unified styles, this is another memory, where the patch is a substitution  to ensure  a sound coherence of elements, tones, micro-tones, rhythms, order and chaos.

Recorded during a residency at GRM, Paris.

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO Dissension

Label : Thalamos (Gre) / Format : CS 36, Ltd 100 copies  

    

A cassette tape : a new piece of musique concrète: Modular Synth, voice, piano, toy guitar, field recordings, and UPIC (highC) source recordings treatments.

 

Digging inside yourself, requires a huge stash of patience & persistence to overcome every obstacle found. You have to dig down, deep enough, to discover something that will make you dig deeper & deeper. After listening to Francisco Merino’s “Dissension” you will appreciate the fact that you came out alive after all & this is certainly a good start, isn’t it? (label press-release)

C O M P O S I T I O N   F O R   E N S E M B L E

 

Epidemic is a new piece for ensemble. I have composed this piece for 10 instruments and electronics, for the Ensemble Phoenix in Basel, the piece was commissioned by Daniel Buess, who sadly passed away in march 2016, Epidemic is dedicated to him.

                            

The piece was perform at HeK in Basel , june 10th and 11th and at Cave 12 in Geneva the 12, it will be released as an LP by Aussenraum records in 2018.

R E S I D E N C Y   A T   E M S   S T U D I O S

 

I will be doing a residency at Stockholm's EMS studios between march 15th and 18th 2016, to work on their Serge & Buchla modular synths. At EMS,I will conduct binaural and direct to disc recordings with the Buchla 200 and Serge modular system to create an extended soundbank to use for a future solo album.

S E L E C T E D   T O   F I L E   F E S T I V A L   2 0 1 6

 

My piece A Possibility (one of many) has been selected to be part of the FILE 2016 - Electronic Language International Festival, in the "Hypersonica" catgory in Brazil.

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO & NICOLAS BERNIER Fiction

Label : Misanthropic Agenda (USA)/ Format : LP

 

Fiction is my collaboration with Nicolas Bernier, Ars Electronica Golden Nica award winner. It is a study in feedback and psychoacoustic challenging the listeners perception and raising questions of what reality and fiction truly are.

 

Comes in three editions : Black vinyl - or - Black and color striped - or - an ultra limited edition in random colors (only 14 copies).

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FRANCISCO MEIRINO & LEIF ELGGREN Trop tôt

Label : Firework Edition Records(Swe) / Format : CD, digipak Ltd 200 copies

I am proud and honored to collaborate with the writer, visual artist, stage performer,composer, mastermind and King of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) : Leif Elggren

 

Trop Tôt is composed and performed by Leif Elggren and myself, and features the voice of Laura Daengeli.