Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners

Live at Accelerator, Sweden 2023

Live at SMEM, Switzerland 2023

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B   I   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y

Francisco Meirino is a Spanish sound artist based in Switzerland. 

His music explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure. His interest lies primarily in what is not supposed to be recorded : the end of life of electronic devices, electrostatic noise, magnetic fields and the unconventional use of music hardware and sound systems and how to exploit these sonic failures in radically different ways in his sound pieces.

His music combines intricate textures, sonic precision, wide spatial panning and is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision.

He mostly uses the modular synthesizer (Eurorack-Serge), various microphones, the computer, the field recorder, tape recorders and tape echoes, EMF detectors and various home-made electro-acoustic devices.

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 both 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 : Ensemble Contrechamp / Yann Marrusich / Anne Rochat / 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 / Flag Day Recordings / 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.