FRANCISCO LOPEZ at the CUBE at MIT, Monday, April 25, 2011

Non-Event, MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, and The Sensory Ethnography Lab and the Film Study Center at Harvard University Present
a lecture and concert by

FRANCISCO LÓPEZ

The CUBE at MIT
Wiesner Building (atrium level)
20 Ames Street, Building E15
Cambridge, MA
8 p.m. (lecture), 9 p.m. (concert) /FREE

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 60 countries of the five continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 100 international artists) has been released by more than 200 record labels worldwide, and he has been awarded three times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival.