Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners                                                             F r a n c i s c o    M e i r i n o

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M A S S A C R E   O F   T H E   I N N O C E N T S 

 

A short extract from a forthcoming limited to 16 copies 12’’ Lathe on Gerauschmanufaktur.

 

Massacre Of The Innocents

A surround live performance for 10 speakers, performed and recorded at the Screamscape exhibition at Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland the 06.06.2015.

Stereo line and binaural room recordings.

 

Using the sounds from the Swiss Scream Bank / Scream Studies

 

Stereo edit and mastering by Francisco Meirino march 2018.

Side A : 12’59

Side B : 12’20

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V I S I B L E  /  I N V I S I B L E

 

Label : Ed. Standard/Deluxe 

Format : 7’’ - 33rpm

 

Assembled and recorded by Francisco Meirino at standard/deluxe.

Artwork by Elise Gangebin-de Bons 

 

side A is made by recording living cockroaches crawling inside the art space, then re-played through a P.A. and a re-recorded live with binaural microphones during a 5 min. walk inside the space.

 

side B is made by walking inside the art space with 4 emf detectors, direct 4 channels recording to zoom h6.

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N A B L A    A    C O M P O S I T I O N    F O R    E N S E M B L E

 

Nabla is a quintet for strings and bass clarinet composed by Francisco Meirino, it is a commission 

for the Quadrilatère project, performed by the Ensemble Vortex, Genève. 

Recorded live january 31 2018 at L’Abri, Geneva.

 

Performed by 

 

Anne Gillot - bass clarinet

Patrick Schleuter - violin

Rada Hadjikostova - violin 

Elsa Dorbath - cello

Tomás Fernández - double bass

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F R A N C I S C O   M E I R I N O   &   B R U N O   D U P L A N T              D E D A N S / D E H O R S

 

Label : Moving Furniture Records / Format : CD / 13.- Euros (E.U. shipping included)

 

Anecdotic music

As with Luc Ferrari, it is an assemblage of recorded sequences in which we recognize a succession of various events and we reconstruct in our imaginary a possible narrative that may have been at the origin of these sounds. 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.

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F R A N C I S C O  M E I R I N O  &  Y A N   J U N                                       T H E   B L I N D  M A T CH 

 

Label : Avant Whatever / Format : digital file / donation

Francisco Meirino: field recordings, electronics   //    Yan Jun: field recordings, feedback

 

In 2012 Franciso Meirino and Yan Jun met in Lausanne during Luff Festival. They started to brew a collaboration based on materials from live concerts: live recordings, soundcheck recordings, field recordings and so on. In January of 2014, Francisco sent his one hour track to Yan. After about six months Yan made his own, when he had almost forgotten what Francisco’s track sounded like. They kept this pace of working/forgetting/working until 2016, producing two more tracks and a few adjustments. Finally, they turned back to a simple mix of the first two tracks, The Blind Match

It keeps a slow pace, as if we have all the time we need.

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T E N  M O D U L A R  S Y N T H  E T U D E S

 

Label : Flag Day Recordings (Usa)

Format : digital files / 5.- $ (or more)

 

 

An unconventional release since it isn't a traditional album. It serves as a teaser for an upcoming, more "classic" Meirino album that we will be releasing later in 2018. Secondly, this is a raw unmixed and unedited look at one of my favorite artists and inspirations. We are getting a peek at how Francisco builds his masterpieces, which to me is a huge gift and I'm super happy to have the chance to give you those glimpses with this anthology. 

Enjoy the sine waves and textures! (label description)

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W O R K S H O P  :  C O M P O S I T I O N  /  A N T I - C O M P O S I T I O N 

 

In january 2017, I gave a 4 days workshop called « Composition / Anti-composition, sound recording, experimental music and radical out of context listening » at the HEAR art school in Mulhouse, France

 

« Capturing the sound space, making the inaudible audible and composing with the everyday, here are the challenges of this workshop led by Francisco Meirino. A story, if not an atmosphere. Feedback, if not electromagnetic capture. Forgot the effects, the sound is raw and pulled out of its context to arrive at a collective composition of 20 minutes. The various captures between hard disks, tools, magnetic sounds and voices have made it possible to create a common assembly between structure, chaos and musicality. » 

 

Two pieces my own solo and a collective piece done by the students, both pieces are composed with the sounds of Elise Demange, Mireille Reiners, Silviane Den Goer of Herve, Raphaëlle Doineau, Medhi Hivert, Fanny Bresson, Louise Fauroux, Adrien Marie-Hardy, Ugo Sebastiao, Agathe Siffert, Elsa Broustet, Dharana Giannetti, Augustin Soulard, Victor Donati, Emma Kerssenbrock, Philippe Paulin and my own.

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S Q U A W K   B O X,  A   S O U N D   I N S T A L L A T I O N

 

speakers, audio mixer, computer, audio loop. 

 

A commission from the LUFF/OFF Répression sonore

October 18th to 22nd 2017 at Chapelle de Tell, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

 

The Squawk Box was reportedly to be used by the British Army in the 1970’s to disperse riots in Northern Ireland.

I tried to reconstruct this non-lethal weapon, based on the high-volume diffusion of two (very close) high frequencies. 

 

The installation was running for 6 hours - non stop, right in the front of the festival’s main entrance. 

Every day, from 18:00 to 24:00, during the 4 days of the LUFF festival, 2017.

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F R A N C I S C O   M E I R I N O   &   M I G U E L   A.  G A R C I A                                N O M E N A B S O R B I U M 

 

Label : Idiosyncratics (Bel) 2017 / Format : CD / 13.- Euros (E.U. shipping included) 

 

Assembled, performed and recorded by Miguel A. Garcia and Francisco Meirino,edited & mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile. Artwork by Elise Gangebin-de Bons 

 

"Nonmenabsorbium is a cerebral work of powerful compositions that combine technical prowess with haunting intrigue." The Brvtalist

 

Prolific Swiss electronic composer Francisco Meirino (Misantropic Agenda, Entr'acte, Antifrost) and Basque country’s most prominent left-field musician  Miguel A. Garcia aka Xedh (Crónica, Idealstate) team up and go for the rawest  yet most carefully built electronic experimentation. No-input mixer, modular synth, field recordings & magnetic fields find themselves at the core of this true gem  of radical electronic music, savvily handcrafted with by two experts of the genre.(label press release)

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E R Y C K   A B E C A S S I S   &   F R A N C I S C O   M E I R I N O                                  L A  G U E U L E  D U  L O U P 

 

Label : Fragment Factory (Ger) 2017 / Format : CD / 13.- Euros (E.U. shipping included)

 

"La Gueule Du Loup" explores raw improvisation in a crude, almost cruel manner. On this project the two musicians build musical pieces free of pre-existing structures  or recorded sounds. The electronic matrix arises from the modules and is immediately  propelled into the atmosphere. The two unpatched modular synthesizers first suggest  a virgin circuit, patches are build during the performance, during the composition.  Cosmetic memory plays a secondary role here, catapulted sytles shoving the idea of  unified styles, this is another memory, where the patch is a substitution  to ensure  a sound coherence of elements, tones, micro-tones, rhythms, order and chaos. Recorded during a residency at GRM, Paris.

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S U R R E N D E R,  R E N D E R,  E N D 

 

Jewel case CD, The Helen Scarsdale Agency (USA)

6 pages booklet, matte finish. HMS037 

 

Assembled, performed and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile, 2014-2016. 

Artwork Francisco Meirino & Jim Haynes, layout : Jim Haynes 

 

"First and foremost, Surrender, Render, End is an electro-acoustic dialectic, unremittingly engaged in a pugilist conflict between art and accident. The Swiss noise-composer Francisco Meirino began working on the skeleton for this piece in 2014 as a multi-channel, modular synth patch, which has been in an ongoing state of modification through public diffusions and private rumination. Meirino posits the album as a metaphysical puzzle of manipulated tape, atonal synthesis, and concrete sound. He is quick to point out that these are more than field recordings, better stated as an extreme amplification of natural phenomena. All of this twists and turns through a shifting of perspective, akin to the cinematic tropes of objectivity and subjectivity in the framing of the image; but here it is with hostile topography of sound interacting with the human mind, body, and spirit. The allusions within Surrender, Render, End are numerous and for the most part are fleetingly abstract, like the fragments of a nightmare that linger days after. The research laboratory, abandoned with all of the instruments running after an experiment became toxic and started to metastasize. Nerve-endings rupturing from sensory overload. The residual psychic violence of a time and place that's forgotten history. The one recognizable human utterance: "I'll never know anything." Meirino's work has long been at the forefront of sonic exploration, with Surrender, Render, End being a masterful work built upon many years of dedication to his craft, with countless performances, residencies, collaborations, and publications. Think Luc Ferrari, Peter Tscherkassky, and the aktions of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe."

 

(label press-release)

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A N  I N V E S T I G A T I O N  O N  E L E C T R I C I T Y,  M A G N E T I C  F I E L D S  &  (PARA)N O R M A L   E L E C T R O N I C  I N T E R F E R E N C E S

 

CD or CS or Digital with A5 booklet, Observatoire & OtO (Russia / Japan)

16 pages A5 booklet, matte finish. Obs059/OtO10 

 

Assembled, performed and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile, 2014-2016. Artwork Francisco Meirino. 

 

Francisco Meirino tries to de-constructs our approach to sound/music by taking decaying found sounds and unstable electronics and using them in his sound pieces, in a sort of nihilistic sonic assault. (label press release)

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E P I D E M I C ,    A    C O M P O S I T I O N   F O R   E N S E M B L E

 

Epidemic is a new piece for ensemble. I have composed this piece for 10 instruments and electronics, for the Ensemble Phoenix in Basel, the piece was commissioned by Daniel Buess, who sadly passed away in march 2016, Epidemic is dedicated to him.

                            

The piece was perform at HeK in Basel , june 10th and 11th and at Cave 12 in Geneva the 12, it will be released as an LP by Aussenraum records in 2019.

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R E S I D E N C Y   A T   E M S   S T U D I O S

 

I will be doing a residency at Stockholm's EMS studios between march 15th and 18th 2016, to work on their Serge & Buchla modular synths. At EMS,I will conduct binaural and direct to disc recordings with the Buchla 200 and Serge modular system to create an extended soundbank to use for a future solo album.

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F R A N C I S C O   M E I R I N O   &   N I C O L A S    B E R N I E R                                            F I C T I O N

 

LP, Misanthropic Agenda(USA), 300 copies, glossy finish

Out of stock, order it directly from the label

 

"Fiction" is my collaboration with Canadian, Ars Electronica Golden Nica award winner Nicolas Bernier. It is a study in feedback and psychoacoustic challenging the listeners perception and raising questions of what reality and fiction truly are.

 

Comes in three editions : Black vinyl - or - Black and color striped - or - an ultra limited edition in random colors (only 14 copies).