Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners

Live at Présences Electronique, France 2024

Live at Accelerator, Sweden 2023

Live at SMEM, Switzerland 2023

Live at FAbIn Festival, Poland 2022

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B   I   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y

Francisco Meirino is a sound artist. His music combines intricate textures, sonic precision, wide spatial panning and is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision. His work explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure. Francisco Meirino 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. In his music for ensembles, his interest is pushing the physical limits of the ensemble’s musicians with compositions that requires a strong presence and sonic tension, to ask them to find new strategies to play their instruments. These pieces for Ensembles attempt to break the barrier between acoustics and electronics, to make traditional instruments sound, without external modifications, like electronic sounds and vice versa. He mainly works with modular synthesizers (eurorack-serge), reel-to-reel tape recorders, tape echos, magnetic fields detectors, piezo transducers, various microphones, field recorders, computer

and various homemade electronics.

More than 400 live performances in various venues in Europe, Japan and North America and in festivals such as : Présences Electronique (France) / Rapid Ear Movement (Germany) / Borderline (Greece) / La Digestion (Italy) / End Tymes (USA) / Cable (France) / Noizeistanbul (Turkey) / Santander Arte Sonore (Spain) / Activating The Medium (USA) / LUFF does Tokyo (Japan) / Observatori (Spain) / Musica Genera (Poland) / Norberg (Sweden / Akousma (Canada) / LUFF (Switzerland) / Ertz (Spain) / etc…

Over the years, he had the honour to collaborate on studio and in live with great artists such as : Mathieu Saladin, Jérôme Noetinger and Juliette Volcler in « Les Sirènes » / Antoine Chessex / Bob Bellerue / Nicolas Bernier / Leif Elggren / Gerritt Wittmer / Dave Phillips / Kiko C. Esseiva / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Michael Esposito / Randy H.Y. Yau / Denis Rollet / Lasse Marhaug / Jason Kahn / ILIOS / among others…

He has been commissioned with music for: Ensemble Contrechamps (Switzerland) / Residency at La Muse en Circuit (France) / Residency at GRM (France) / Residency at EMS (Sweden) / Ensemble Vortex (Switzerland) / Ensemble Phoenix (Switzerland) / Cindy Van Acker (Switzerland) / Yann Marrussich (Switzerland) / Anne Rochat / Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland) / Radio Airplane (Japan) / Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (Switzerland) / Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona (Spain) / Standard/Deluxe (Switzerland) / Radio Pic-Nic (Belgium) / Galeria Valenzuela Klenner (Colombia)…

His music is published by labels such as : Misanthropic Agenda / Helen Scarsdale Agency / Cave12 Editions / Firework Editions / Flag Day Recordings …

He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.