Born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in experimental music and live performance. His music explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure, he is primarily interested in the idea of recording what is not supposed to be : gear failures, the death of PA systems, magnetic fields and electro-static noises and in how failure can become something more than just annoying.
Francisco Meirino's music is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision.
He mainly works with the computer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo
tranducers, field recorders and home-made electronics.
More than 150 live performances in various venues in Europe, Japan and North America. and in festivals such as : Activating The Medium (San Francisco, USA) / Observatori (Valencia, Spain) / Musica Genera (Warsaw, Poland) / Norberg Electronic Music Festival (Norberg, Sweden) / Akousma (Montreal, Canada) / Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland) / Ertz (Bera, Spain).
Over the years, he had the honor to collaborate on studio and in live with great artists such as:
Dave Phillips / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Michael Esposito / Randy H.Y. Yau / Lasse Marhaug / Gerritt Wittmer / Jason Kahn / Zbigniew Karkowski / Astro / ILIOS / Tim Olive / Mike Shiflet, among others..
He has been commissioned with music for: Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland), Radio Airplane (Japan), Companie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker (Switzerland), Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona (Spain).Francisco Meirino has been awarded with the award for electronic music composition in 2003 His music is widely published by labels such as :Misanthropic Agenda / Antrifrost / Entracte / Firework Editions / Presto ! / Groundfault / Banned Productions….
He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.