Francisco López: untitled (2017)
Untitled (2017) compiles seven works that were created in the year 2017 gatherting soundsources collected all over the world, from the Himalaya mountains to South Africa, from wildlife atmospheres to urban noises. The flow and structure of the CD stands out in López body of work as it moves away from the slowly building big and dense crescendo movement Francisco López is so famous for. Instead, untitled (2017) is very dynamic and moving, even hectic at times, and navigates the listener through a palette of sounds that feel primitve and even aggressive at time times and dark and brooding in patches.
untitled (2017) is Francisco López’ second release for aufabwegen after 2011’s untitled #205.
On Francisco López
Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. For almost 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 nearly 400 record labels / publishers worldwide. He has been awarded four times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award for best sound anthology.