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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 :

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 :

Eryck Abecassis / 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 / …

 

He has been commissioned with music for:

Ensemble Phoenix (Switzerland) / Cie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker (Switzerland) / Yann Marrusich (Switzerland) / Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland) / Radio Airplane (Japon) / Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona (Spain) / Standard/Deluxe (Switzerland) / Radio Pic-Nic (Belgium) / Residency at GRM (France) / Residency at EMS (Sweden) / 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.

 

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More than 30 records (CD, Lp, cdr, tapes, online) on labels such as :

 

Misanthropic Agenda / The Helen Scarsdale Agency / Fragment Factory / Idiosyncratics / Antifrost / Firework Edition / Auditory Field Theory / Musica Moderna / Presto! / Entr’acte / Groundfault / Banned Productions etc…

 

 

S O L O

 

2016 : Surrender, render, end / CD / The Helen Scarsdale Agency

2016 : An investigation… / CD / Observatoire & OtO

2015 : Riots / CS / Esotheric Personalities

2015 : Beyond repair / CD / Sincope

2014 : Notebook (techniques of self-destruction) / CD / Misanthropic Agenda

2013 : An extended meaning… / CD / Auditory Field Theory

2012 : Untitled phenomenas in concrete / CD / Cave 12 Records

2012 : Undetected / CD / OtO

2012 : A While & awhile / cdr / Observatoire

2012 : Known testimonies on the unknown / tape / Musica Moderna

2011 : Transduce / Book & cdr / Shiver Sounds

2011 : Recordings of voltage errors... / LP / Misanthropic Agenda

2011 : My voice is unique / Tape / Antifrost

2010 : Anthems for unsuccessful winners / cdr / Echomusic

2009 : Connections, opportunities for mistakes / CD / Shiver Sounds

2008 : Half-asleep music / CD / Entr'acte

2005 : Collapse / CD / Groundfault Recordings

2004 : Confusion / CD / Shiver Sounds

2003 : Kobekita, respect is due to? / cdr / Spirals Of Involution

2001 : The Microway / cdr / Electronic Musik

2000 : Neko / Lp / Hyhat

 

 

C O L L A B O R A T I O N S 

 

2017 : La gueule du loup / CD / Fragment Factory / with Eryck Abecassis

2017 : Nomenabsorbium / CD / Idiosyncratics / with Miguel A Garcia

2015 : Sous la chambre… / CD / Decimation Sociale / with Roro Perrot

2014 : The confidence… / CD / Misanthropic Agenda / with Gerritt Wittmer

2014 : Travaux / CD / Entr'acte / with ILIOS

2013 : Focus on nothing on focus / LP / Aussenraum / with Kiko C. Esseiva

2012 : Ghosts Of Case File 142 / CD / Firework Edition / with M. Esposito

2011 : Music for … / cdr / Authorised Version / with Jason Kahn

2011 : Flupentixol-Lamotrigine / 7’’ / Misanthropic Agenda / with L. Marhaug

2010 : We are none of us / CD & LP / Misanthropic Agend / with Dave Phillips

2010 : Five years of work… / CD / Trust Lost / with Brent Gutzeit

2009 : Concert à l'Oblò / cdr / Echomusic / with Kiko C. Esseiva

2007 : Raizan tatami / 2 x 3' cdr / Banned Productions / with Mike Shiflet

2007 : Eagle keys / CD / Even Stilte / with Tim Olive

 

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C O N T A C T 

 

Francisco Meirino

Rue Sainte-Beuve 7

1005 Lausanne

Switzerland

++41(0)76 440 08 33

francisco.meirino(at)gmail(dot)com

www.franciscomeirino.com