Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners

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B   I   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y

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… 

Over the years, he had the honor to collaborate on studio and in live with great artists such as : 

Leif Elggren / Dave Phillips / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Michael Esposito / Randy H.Y. Yau / Lasse Marhaug / Gerritt Wittmer / Kiko C. Esseiva / Jason Kahn / ILIOS / Tim Olive / Mike Shiflet / Roro Perrot / Miguel A. Garcia / Eryck Abecassis / Vincent de Roguin / Nina Garcia …

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. 

His music is widely published by labels such as : 

Misanthropic Agenda / The Helen Scarsdale Agency / Antrifrost / Fragment Factory / Idiosyncratics / Entr’acte / Firework Editions / Gerauschmanufakur / Banned Productions / Shiver Sounds / Observatoire etc… 

He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. 


Francisco Meirino 

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