Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners

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


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N  E  W  S

T H E   I M I T A T I O N   O F   A N   A C T I O N

with Ensemble Contrechamps


CD/digital, released by Firework Edition Records, 2022, FER1131, 4 panel digisleeve, reverse coating print.


Two compositions that I wrote, performed by (and with me on electronics) The Ensemble Contrechamps, from Geneva, Switzerland.

This CD, released by Firework Edition Records, features two pieces recorded in 2019 and 2021 with the musicians of that amazing contemporary ensemble.

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M A I A N D R O S

new LP with Antoine Chessex, Francisco Meirino, Jérôme Noetinger
Editions Cave 12,  released April 24, 2022


Side A : «Cocyte & Phlégéthon» 19:50

Side B :  «Tunnel» 17:20

S H A T T E R E D    R E E L (M) S


CD on Sentimental Productions
2021 SENT 015, 4 panel digisleev, Ltd 200


CD edition : 11.- euros + shipping


Also available as a limited (30 copies) artist boxset that includes a 17x17x4 cm woodbox that holds the regular CD 

and also the full album on a reel tape (7' four track stereo) 

+ signed card + one of original 30 tape loops used to make the album.



Francisco Meirino: 30 reel tape loops, tape echo, reel-to-reel tape recorder, 

modular synthesizer, piano, percussions, resonator guitar, violin, voice, field recorder, computer.


Recorded, assembled, and mastered in 2020 by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile.

Artwork and layout by Edward Sol

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T H E   A R C    S E S S I O N S

 with Simon Whetham & Gregory Büttner


3 x cassette / digital, released by Falt, 2022.   Cassette ed. SOLD OUT


Simon Whetham (UK) was hosted by Arc Artist Residency in Romanmôtier, Switzerland throughout March 2016.


The organisation kindly enabled him to invite special guests Francisco Meirino (CH) and Gregory Büttner (DE) for the three to work together and make a public performance, as part of his ongoing Active Crossover project concept. www.activecrossover.co.uk


Over a week the three made improvised sessions in the unique setting of a large studio space of the medieval building, using multiple speakers, mechanical devices, found objects and the space itself as tools to be used and abused.


The three subsequently divided all recordings of the sessions, using them as material to craft the pieces that form "The Arc Sessions".


Collages for the tape wrappers are made by Francisco Meirino.

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13’36  10’42  12’48  with MICHAEL GENDREAU


CD/digital, Misanthropic Agenda,
2021 MAR 058, 4 panel digipak, matte finish, Ltd 200


CD edition : 10.- euros + shipping (includes digital ed.)

Digital edition : 7.- euros


Recorded live in Switzerland in July 2008 at Cave 12, Geneva and Oblo, Lausanne. These live recordings were lost and forgotten in our archives, more than a decade later, they were found on a dusty external hard drive in Meirino’s home studio. Re-discovered, edited, mixed, and mastered in 2021.

Comes in a digipack with matt printing, features artwork collage by Francisco Meirino and live pictures by Lisa Seitz & Megan Jankowski.


Big vibrations in perspective

Michael Gendreau : field recorder, microphones, accelerometers, computer.

Francisco Meirino : field recorder, microphones, electro-magnetic sensors, computer.

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F I C H E   T E C H N I Q U E  with LES SIRENES


56 pages black & white book (in french) + download audio link. 

Edited by Van Dieren éditeur, Paris 2021, Collection Rio off/on ISBN : 978-2-37466-025-7

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S O M E T H I N G    A L W A Y S    R E M A I N S


Cassette, A5 zine, postcard, sticker and pin-button, Research Laboratories, Ltd 35 copies

Available as a limited cassette ed. of 35 with A5 zine, sticker, postcard, and pin button, or a digital-only with pdf zine.


Physical copies are available directly from the label.

The physical cassette edition, limited to 35 copies, is available directly from the label (contact-them for availability and prices) and comes with : 

- a 24 pages zine, A5 on heavy paper

- a postcard

- a sticker

- a pin button badge


The digital version is available on my Bandcamp page and comes with :

- a 24 pages zine, on pdf

- a jpeg of the postcard


«Something Always Remains» deals with audio, visual and mental artefacts. It’s a 30 minutes piece of music concrete and weird electronics, made with tape echo, tape recorder, violin, autoharp, modular synth, voice and field recordings,
released as a very limited cassette (35 copies) by the UK label Research Laboratories.

Recorded, assembled, and mastered in 2021 by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile.

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I am happy, to tell you that the PRE-ORDERS are now open for my forthcoming 

4 X CD boxset "The Process Of Significance"

Released by Misanthropic Agenda

30.- euros + shipping (SHIPS March 26th) : here > https://franciscomeirino.bandcamp.com/album/the-process-of-significance-2


USA/CANADA/JAPAN/OVERSEAS; I strongly recommend that you order through the label, Misanthropic Agenda, based in Houston, USA.

Distributor / Mailorders: PM for special deals.

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A     N E W     I N S T A B I L I T Y 


LP / Digital Download - Released by The Helen Scarsdale Agency, HMS057 - January 29 2021


composed, mixed and performed by Francisco Meirino, mastering by James Plotkin, photography by Francisco Meirino, design by Jim Haynes.


(label description)

In 2019, I presented « A New Instability » a commission for the venerable Ina-GRM in Paris. Of course, this institution is the pre-eminent center for the research and study of electro-acoustic music dating back to founding of Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1958 by Pierre Schaefer. To this day, Ina-GRM continues to be at the avant-garde of the electro-acoustic composition, I an honored to receive such a commission.

 
Field recordings from a kendo dojo cast a pugilistic, combative arch to these recordings which snap, burst, explode, and erupt with utterances of men and women engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Searing frequencies build, swarm, and amass out of these episodes rise to psychologically tense crescendo that rupture at their heights, quickly turning attention towards a violence that originates from within. It is as if the objective observations of those martial arts recordings are sublimated within a subjective experience of psychic unease, disquiet, and imbalance.

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T O   M A K E   A   L I T T L E   M O R E   W I T H   A   L I T T L E   L E S S 


Free download.


That piece was recorded and edited while on lockdown in April 23-24, at home in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of the online festival AMPLIFY 2020, curated by Jon Abbey and Vanessa Rossetto.

Francisco Meirino : Califone cardmaster, cassette walkmans, synthesizers (eurorack, korg volca modular), field recorder, binaural microphones, turntable, resonator guitar, amplified transducer and computer.

T O   M A K E   A   L I T T L E   M O R E   W I T H   A   L I T T L E   L E S S 


Free download.


That piece was recorded and edited while on lockdown in April 23-24, at home in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of the online festival AMPLIFY 2020, curated by Jon Abbey and Vanessa Rossetto.

Francisco Meirino : Califone cardmaster, cassette walkmans, synthesizers (eurorack, korg volca modular), field recorder, binaural microphones, turntable, resonator guitar, amplified transducer and computer.

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H E A R   A F T E R  :  M A T T E R S  O F  A U D I T O R Y  P A R A N O I A


CD, Flag Day Recordings, 2019, FDR33, 4 panels digisleeve matte finish, Ltd 200​


Statement from Billy Pizzaro from Flag Day Recordings : « Francisco's work in my humble opinion speaks for itself. I'm just incredibly honored to be able to put this out for him and help promote it. If you really need a description to go on though, here is my brief thoughts on it. Masterful pacing and layering of eurorack textures, vertigo inducing frequencies, immersive field recordings, broken electronics and reel-to-reel tape. Francisco has a technique that I like to call "slow cuts" where he will make you zone out on a certain sound and then suddenly change the channel on you, snapping you out of your daze. This is one of my favorite aspects of Meirino's work and I found myself zoning out to this one especially hard. Sometimes subtle, sometimes harsh, always pleasing to listen to though. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do. As always thank you for listening and supporting.» 


Assembled and mastered at Shiver Mobile, Lausanne, 2017-2019 and at GRM Studios, Paris, 2019.

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T H R E E   R E A L I Z A T I O N S   F O R   E N S E M B L E S


CD, Misanthropic Agenda, 2019, MAR 052, 4 panel digipak, matte finish

13.- euros (shipping included)


Three compositions written by Francisco Meirino for two music ensembles : Epidemic for Ensemble Phoenix Basel and Nabla & Ghetto(phase IV) for Ensemble Vortex. Using 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 by Ensemble Vortex and Ensemble Phoenix Basel. Recorded 2016-2019, Mixed, edited and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile in 2018-2019

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T H E   R U I N S


CD, Misanthropic Agenda, 2018, MAR 046, 4 panels digipak matte finish, Ltd 200


From the ruins of hours of multi-channel recordings created during his residency at EMS Stockholm, Francisco Meirino has created a definitive statement of time and discovery. Inspired by the Serge and Buchla modular synthesizers, he felt as if he were standing before ancient ruins, familiar yet unknown. After allowing these recordings to sit and decay over time, he discovered, when he finally came back to them, that all that was left were the pieces and ruins of sonic archives. The end result is a masterpiece statement, an exercise in abandonment and discovery. The ruins Francisco Meirino has unearthed reach deep into our psyche from seemingly the most unlikely source, machines, evoking a story of damage and resurrection. (Press release)​​


Assembled and mastered at Shiver Mobile, Lausanne, 2015-2017 and at EMS Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm, 2016.

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S H A P I N G   T H I N G S (a simple spectrum)



Shaping Things (a simple spectrum) is a composition for 10 oscillators and back tape commissioned by Nicolas Bernier for his Oscillator Ensemble in 2018. 


The oscillator ensemble is an ongoing project made in collaboration with scholars, students and artists. This 10 musicians electronic music ensemble stands at the antipode of the miniaturization of today's musical technologies. The post-wars oscillators that serves here as instruments are heavy machines producing only the most rudimentary signals: sine and square waves. The oscillator makes it possible to return to the basis of the sound creation with the assumption that the functional simplicity of the oscillator will oblige a reflection on the precision of thought on time and frequency structures.


• Direction: Nicolas Bernier

• Support: UdeM, FRQ-SC

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U N T I T L E D 


with Robin Michel & Thibault Walter, self-released LP, lathe cut, transparent vinyl, ed. of 5.

Side A : 12’25

Side B : 12’21

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I N F E R N A L    A    L ’ I N T E R I E U R


In French, 88 pages black & white book. first ed. of 100 copies

Edited by Editions Ripopée, july 2018


A story written by the reduction of full pages from a random novel into single phrases, this automatic writing of abstract poetry has morph into a short and tragic story about separation, family, death and time loops.

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L A    P L A I N T E


Vinyl LP,  Cave12 ‎– c12 A 05, 250 copies, format : 12’’ - 33rpm​


A    untitled        19’53

B    untitled        20’55​


Composed, edited and pre-mastered by Francisco Meirino. Design by Xavier Robel. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, at Dubplates & Mastering.

Produced by Cave12, 2018.

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This piece is a commission by the Mos Espa Festival, is mostly composed from the (MEG) Geneva Ethnography Museum’s sound archives. Composed in 2016, it has been re-edited by the artist for this present LP edition by Cave 12 records.