12.10.2013

FRANCISCO LOPEZ
































"Amarok"
Year:  2010
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Label:  Glacial Movements
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  64 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Field Recordings



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"La selva"
Year:   1998
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Label:  V2_Archief rec.
Format:  CD + 48 pages booklet
Tracks:  1
Time:  80 min.
Genre:  electroacoustic
Style:       Field Recordings
























REVIEW  : Enter the heart of the sounding world with this incredibly varied and vivid release. López is interested in the act of "profound listening" to pure sound, without focus on its source or context. Thus for him the Costa Rican rainforest offers an opportunity for an intense immersion in multi-layered and multi-textured soundings quite unlike most rainforest discs. While it is structured as an unbroken day cycle, and can be heard as simply an extraordinary rainforest CD, López's quest for sonic immersion offers much more. He presents an unending stream of remarkable sonic moments, flowing together into a cohesive and transformative sonic journey, full of subtle relationships that are revealed upon deep, repeated listening.
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BIOGRAPHY  :  Over the last twenty years Francisco López has been developing a powerful and consistent world of minimal electroacoustic soundscapes, 'trying to reach an ideal of absolute concrète music'. To date, his catalog comprises more than 140 sound works, which have been released by one hundred record labels from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, UK, Norway, Greece, Russia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Japan, China, Australia. He has toured extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, North, Central and South America, Japan and Australia doing acousmatic performances, and he has received commissions from a number of reknown institutions and organizations, such as the Dutch and Spanish National Radios, the Goethe Institut, V2 Organization (Rotterdam), Yale University Theater (New Haven), the Ralph Lemon Company (New York), the Zeitkratzer Ensemble (Berlin), Creative Time (New York), Quartier Ephemere (Montreal) and Sound Traffic Control (San Francisco).












































































"Untitled music for geography"
Year:  1997
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Label:  Sedimental
Format:  CD
Edition:  500 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  46 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Ambient       Drone






















Specially re-mixed material Francisco created for the dance work, Geography, by the The Ralph Lemon Dance Co. which premiered at Yale in New Haven. At the time Francisco already had established himself as an important new composer working with huge pools of silence that then build in time stretching waves of sonic purity. This work is certainly in the vein but there’s also subtle percussive elements woven in, drawn from an African percussion ensemble that performed live during the performance. This is Francisco's seventh cd release.
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