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LOPEZ, FRANCISCO - Untitled # 284

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cronica 066~2012
Release Year: 2012
Note: extremely intense, claustrophobic 'post-industrial' drone-scapes, electro-magnetically loaded and sharp, based on environmental recordings made in Lisbon in 1992; the 43 min long piece premiered at Teatro Municipal Maria Matos in July 2011... we think this is one of his best (very dark) pieces... "Intense and involving stuff existing at the crossroads of dream and nightmare.." [Boomkat]
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Behind every image, something has disappeared. And that is the source of its fascination. Behind virtual reality in all its forms [...] the real has disappeared. And that is what fascinates everyone. According to the official
version, we worship the real and the reality principle, but and this is the source of the current suspense is it, in fact, the real we worship, or its disappearance?
[Jean Baudrillard, Why hasnt everything already disappeared?
Translated by Chris Turner, Seagull Books 2009]

untitled #284 was created in 2011 by extensive evolutionary transformation of original environmental recordings made in Lisbon during the year of 1992. These sources were recovered for a commission of the Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, where the composition was premiered on 16 July 2011.

Francisco Lpez is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. Over the past 40 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 70 countries of the six continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 150 international artists) has been released by more than 350 record labels worldwide, and he has been awarded four times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival.