RBMA & Corsica Studios present Francisco Lopez
- Francisco Lopez (Lecture & Performance)
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. 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 60 countries of the five continents. His extensive catalogue of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 150 international artists) has been released by more than 250 record labels worldwide. He has been awarded three times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 for best sound anthology.
Below is a project conceived and directed by Francisco Lopez called ‘Sound Matter’. A group of sound artists gather field recordings of the cities they work and or live in to create an original piece to perform.
About Red Bull Music Academy
Since its inception in 1998, Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Each year, the Academy takes over an inner city space, transforming it into a bespoke venue for musical innovation where aspiring music makers from all over the over the world are joined by pioneering legends to share inspiration and create new music in once-in-a-lifetime constellations. Previous lecturers have included Bootsy Collins, Nile Rodgers, Carl Craig, Bob Moog, Steve Reich, Erykah Badu and the Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as James Murphy, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Peaches, and Magnetic Man’s Skream and Benga.
The 15th Red Bull Music Academy edition takes place in New York City in Spring 2013.