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Environmental matter and immersive listening Around Sound

Francisco López

Edificio ABANCA Cervantes

Tuesday 3th October | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Free admission while seating is available

Unlike traditional methodologies associated with “soundscape”, Francisco López’s work with environmental sounds does not try to depict a supposed “reality”, but rather he creates new worlds of sound experience based on the transformation of that “reality”.

Sound artist Francisco López will tell us how his sound creative practice has been shaped over the past nearly 40 years through two areas of impact: the independent international “home music network” and the impact of sound environments in the "real world". He will present these areas within a broader social and historical context than his own work, by analysing the enormous impact that both have had on the immense community of sound creators worldwide.

Although these recordings are part of field recording, in Francisco’s works, they are not considered as representative entities of a reality outside their sound nature, but they do serve to propose a more intimate and profound listening experience, by considering them as self-sufficient entities, at the same ontological level as "sources" that generated them.

  • Francisco López

    Francisco López is internationally recognised as one of the major figures in experimental music and sound art. His career in the field of sound creation covers a period of almost forty years, during which he has developed an absolutely personal and iconoclastic sound universe, based on profoundly listening to the world. He has performed hundreds of concerts/performances and realized sound installations and projects with field recordings in more than seventy countries, including major auditoriums, museums, galleries and international festivals. His work includes collaborating with hundreds of artists and his works have been released by about 400 record companies and publishing houses around the world. Among other awards, López is a four-time winner of the Honourable Mention at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) and he is the winner of the 2010 Qwartz Awards (France) for Best Sound Anthology.

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