Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete

by Francisco Meirino

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Composed between 2008 and 2011, "Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete" is a piece assembled from 85 UPIC [*] sessions, enhanced with 18 external sounds (among others, recordings of falling snow, cracking bones, magnetic fields and insects).
     Interested in Xenakis' approach and wanting to draw the sound before hearing it, Francisco Meirino spent almost 4 years composing "Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete", listening to each line, adding a line/sound as he went along, deleting, reassembling, etc, etc... discreetly sprinkling the work with external sound recordings to humanise the sound and the tool, then finalising the whole thing on magnetic tape to add a little warmth to the coldness of the digital processing by UPIC. In short, a real goldsmith's work whose result, documented on this CD, reveals a coherent sound arrangement of the highest order. A work of immense delicacy, with a result that is as captivating as it is encompassing, of a creeping power, with great attention to sound details, as some of the artist's works can be, in our opinion (obviously) totally successful, easily listened to and adding a non-negligible element/testimony to Meirino's already imposing discography. An excellent work of sound experimentation that we are delighted to play.

[*]     UPIC is a computer-assisted musical composition tool invented by the composer Iannis Xenakis. From a hardware point of view, UPIC is a graphic tablet, connected to a computer, with a vector display.


released September 20, 2012

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85 HighC-UPIC sessions and various field & electronics recordings assembled and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile, Lausanne, Switzerland, between 2008 and 2012

Produced by cave12, Geneva
Distributed by Metamkine
Cover design: Xavier Robel + Eva Rittmeyer

With the support of the City of Lausanne and the cultural affairs of the State of Vaud


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     Works that focus and synthesize our passions, on the lookout for new avant-gardes, the reflection of our love-at-first-sight.
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