Francisco López



Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the main figures of the sound art and experimental music scenes. For forty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion.

He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the six continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces -with live and studio collaborations with hundreds of international artists- has been released by 400 record labels / publishers worldwide. Among other prizes, López has been awarded five times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of a Qwartz Award for best sound anthology.

Internationally acclaimed for the intensity, richness and astonishing audio detail of his live immersive performances in the dark, composer / audio-artist Francisco López has been enthralling audiences worldwide for decades with his sonic experiences with multi-channel surround systems and blindfolds provided for the public (that he calls “proudly monomedia”). Created from a myriad original sound environments, both natural and artificial, collected all over the world, they however do not present soundscapes but rather non-representational virtual worlds of sound (“not virtual reality but real virtuality”) where the listener develops his/her own experience in an environment where the rules and the parameters are defined by the sounds themselves, felt as space and as a physical dynamic force. Renowned for the complexity and intricacy of these worlds of sonic virtuality, López works with sound as a ‘medium’ for a transcendental experience open to individual exploration: this is one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed!

– “Draw[ing] the ear from one fascination to the next […] everything in his sonic frame gleams with pristinely arranged dramatic purpose” (The New York Times).

– “The most intense and elementary ambient work I’ve ever heard” (Scientifica Intercosmo, Germany).

– “A sonic beast […], a paradox to confound physicists and philosophers alike” (Dutch East India, USA).

– “After listening to this man Lopez I don’t know what’s going on in the world anymore” (The Sound Projector, UK).



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