Over the last twenty years, Francisco Lopez has been developing a powerful and consistent world of minimal electroacoustic soundscapes, 'trying to reach an ideal of absolute concrète music'. Through what he once called as 'the exploration of the universe of broad-band noise from the real world', his music arises from the processing of environmental recordings. His vast activity doing field recordings all over the world never pursued a documentary or representational goal, but a dramatically opposite object sonore perspective. And in this sense, the evolution of his aesthetics and conceptual background is a profound process of refinement towards an extreme musical purism, with a voluntary and forceful refusal of any visual, procedural, relational, semantic, functional or virtuosic elements.
1 May, 8pm
(BBC broadcast 10 May)