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Audible Fields; Francisco López

Thu 17 September 2009 // 20:00

(Thu 17th / Doors 8pm / £4 advance, £5 on door)

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. Over the past 30 years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in 60 countries. His extensive catalogue of sound pieces has been released by more than 180 record labels worldwide, and he has been awarded three times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival.

In this special edition of audible fields, Francico Lopez will discuss how his creative practise has been shaped over the past 30 years by two main
environments of influence that divert from common music training: the
independent home-music worldwide network (starting in the late 70s) and the influence of ‘real world’ sonic environments, particularly from nature. His work with field recordings is not informed by representational goals but rather by the intention of creating new worlds of sonic experience based on a
transformation of that source / inspirational ‘reality’.

This talk is in prelude to Francisco’s performance at the Arnolfini on the 18th September 2009 and forms part of the ‘all around you’ series of events taking place in Bristol and beyond over the coming autumn season.

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