This is not the sound landscape (Soundscape or Field recording) whose neutrality of the author must be one of the characteristics. It is not reportage. Above all, it involves the assembly, by montage and superposition, of sounds of different origins with the intention of composing a musical continuity which can be assimilated to a kind of sonorous narrative.
In any case, it is the listener who has to construct his own story based on his recognition of the sources, or according to his interpretation of these sources.
The composer organizes the different sounds, puts them in relation, creating associations but also contradictions in the mind of the listener.
01 dedans/dehors part 1 15’17
02 interstice 11’58
03 dedans/dehors part 2 15’18
About the musicians:
He is a composer, sound manipulator, and multi-instrumentalist based in the north of France, whose primary instruments include double bass, percussion, organ, electronics, and field recordings.
For him, Time and Space are concepts, entities, materials to approach with a certain nostalgia and poetry. Over all he likes to deconstruct reality in order to create fictions, narratives that the auditor essembles as he pleases.
He is a frequent collaborator with a wide range of musicians from around the globe, his recordings have been
published by labels including: Another Timbre, Notice Recordings, B-Boim, Suppedaneum, Diafani, Meenna,
Aussenraum Records, Caduc, Engraved Glass, Impulsive Habitat and Unfathomless among many others.
His music explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure, he is primarily interested in the idea of using sounds radically out of context and in recording what is not supposed to be : gear failures, the death of PA systems, background hiss, magnetic fields etc…
Francisco Meirino’s music is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision
He mainly works with (eurorack) modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo transducers, field recorders, computer and various home-made electronics.
More than 150 live performances in various venues in Europe, Japan and North America. Over the years, he had the honor to collaborate with great artists such as Nicolas Bernier / Leif Elggren / Dave Phillips / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Gerritt Wittmer / Kiko C. Esseiva / Jason Kahn / ILIOS / Eryck Abecassis among many others.
He has been commissioned with music for Ensemble Phoenix / Cindy Van Acker / Yann Marussich / Mostra d’Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona / Standard/Deluxe / Radio Pic-Nic / Residency at GRM / Residency at EMS / Galeria Valenzuela Klenner, Francisco Meirino has been awarded with the Award for Electronic Music Composition 2003 by Pro-Helvetia.
His music is widely published by labels such as Helen Scarsdale Agency / Misanthropic Agenda / Antrifrost /Entr’acte / Firework Editions / Observatoire etc…
He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.