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 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, modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo transducers, field recorders and various home-made electronics. 

His works have been presented at numerous venues and festivals around the globe like Cafe OTO (London), Diapason Gallery (New York), Issue Project Room (New York), The Lab (San Francisco), INA/GRM Multiphonies festival (Paris), Fylkingen (Stockholm), Namba Bear (Osaka), The Worm (Rotterdam), Meteo Festival (Mulhouse), LUFF festival (Lausanne), Fri Art (Fribourg, Borderline festival (Athens), La Digestion festival (Naples), La Cité festival (Lausanne), Ende Tymes festival (New York), Activating The Medium festival (San Francisco), Cable festival (Nantes), Arte Sonore festival (Santander), LUFF does Tokyo festival (Tokyo), Observatori festival (Valencia), Music Genera festival (Warsaw), Norberg Electronic festival (Norberg), Akousma festival (Montréal), Ertz festival (Bera), Cave 12 (Geneva), Standards (Milano), Noiseninstanbul festival (Istanbul), REM festival (Bremen), Ausland (Berlin), Centro Culturale Elisarion (Locarno), CCS (Paris), Textures festival (Paris, London), Bridge (Osaka), Eglise Saint Merry (Paris), Klubi (Zurich), Loopline (Tokyo), 5E (Copenhagen), Mos Espa festival (Geneva), HeK (Basel), Il Corral (Los Angeles), Akouphene festival (Geneva), Blurred Edges festival (Hamburg), Kunsthalle (Basel), Galeria Klenner (Bogota), Raum (Bologna), l’Audible festival (Paris), Earthdom (Tokyo), Instants Chavirés (Paris), Socrates (Kyoto), Terminal (Oakland), Staalplaat (Berlin), Théâtre 2.21 (Lausanne), Conpass (Osaka), ArtSF (San Francisco), Superdeluxe (Tokyo), Paradox (Tilburg), The Dome Room (Long Beach), Les Voûtes (Paris), etc… 

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

Leif Elggren / Dave Phillips / Antoine Chessex / Jérôme Noetinger / Matthieu Saladin / Juliette Volcler / 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 / Eryck Abecassis / Vincent de Roguin / Nina Garcia …

He has been commissioned with music for: 

Esemble Contrechamp / 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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