Francisco López (musician)

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Francisco López
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Francisco López in 2008
Background information
Birth nameFrancisco López
OriginMadrid, Spain
GenresExperimental music
Musique concrète
Sound art
Noise music
Sound artist
Years active1982–present

Francisco López is an avant-garde experimental musician and sound artist.

He has released a large amount of sound pieces with record labels from more than fifty countries and realized hundreds of concerts and sound installations worldwide; including some of the main international museums, galleries and festivals, such as: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York City), London Institute of Contemporary Arts, Paris Museum of Modern Art, National Auditorium of Music, Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sónar, Darwin Fringe festival, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.

He made a double sonic intervention created for the Spanish Pavilion of the Expo 2008.[1]

In 2006, López won the First Prize for the Sound Art Competition of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.[2] He has received honorable mention of the Prix Ars Electronica on three occasions[3](1999, 2002, 2007) and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 for best sound anthology.

He is director and curator of the sound archive SONM.[4]

Selected discography[edit]

The following is a partial discography, from the more than 200 releases by Francisco López.


  1. ^ "Francisco López – "Virtual Sonic Water" (Expo 2008)".
  2. ^ "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon MUSAC". Archived from the original on 2009-12-15.
  3. ^ "Biography at KAIROS (record label)". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13.
  4. ^ "SONM official website".

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