Francisco Meirino ‎– “Three Realizations for Ensembles” (Misanthropic Agenda, 2019)

“Three Realizations for Ensembles” was released in 2019 by “Misanthropic Agenda”. All the compositions were written by Francisco Meirino – the music of this composer is highly related to contemporary academical, electronic, electro-acoustic and experimental music. Francisco Meirino has his own style, original expression, modern musical language, evocative conception and unique sound. He’s fusing together electronics and acoustics – programs, synthesizers, computers, modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo tranducers, field recorders and various home-made electronics are highly used in his music which is extremely intense, emotional and expressive. A huge range of electronics is combined with acoustics – composer is working with various types of instruments to invent, research and explore new, original and extended ways of playing. Masterful virtuosity, splendid playing technique, the best sound quality, creativity mixed with fascinating precision and the attention to details, contrasts and tiny pieces – all that makes an effort to bright, impressive, suggestive and exclusive sound of Francisco Meirino music.

“Three Realizations for Ensembles” was recorded by “Ensemble Vortex” and “Ensemble Phoenix”. Talented musicians who are the masters of their art had had a liberty to express and experiment on all fields of musical language. These two ensembles are the central figures of contemporary academical music scene – “Ensemble Vortex” consists of huge range of strings which make a great combo with bass clarinet – violins, viola, cellos, double bass are brought together in subtle and effective way. “Ensemble Phoenix” is based on different kinds of instruments – here’s flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, electric guitar, double bass, saxophone, keyboards, percussions mixed all together with electronics. The music has an intense and expressive musical language – wide range of effective, bright, evocative and modern expressions, extended, rare, exotic or experimental ways of playing, unique sound and brand new conception makes especially emotional, modern and exclusive sound of whole album. The main attention is paid to the sound, its quality, failures and the main abilities of the instruments. The musicians are experimentating on timbral section – they’re searching to new and exciting ways of playing, trying to expand the traditional sound’s zone by using unknown, unusual, weird, experimental, drastic or even radical ways of playing. That makes an effort to original, multi-layed, universal and suggestive musical pattern. Its basics are compounded from three independent sections – bright expressive melody line, dynamic and colorful rhythmic section and suggestive background. These three layers are highly different and contrasting to the others, but musicians still manage to combine all them together in delicat and organic way and finally make an exclusive and intense sound. Expression and vitality is brought in by sharp, shrieky and moving violins, loud thrilling trumpet, dynamic, vivid and driving saxophone, enlightning, inspiring and bright clarinet – all these instruments have their own sound and individual musical language. Soft gentle and murmuring tunes, silent pauses mixed with strange timbres and ambient tunes turn out to hysteric riffs, exaltating frantic culminations tinged with sharp tunes, aggressive thrills, full blasts, roaring saxophone’s and clarinet’s blow outs, repetitive persecutions, monotonous sessions and flowing passages, fantastic solos of keyboards. Remarkable, bright and exciting violins are contrasting to deep and soft viola, elegant and charming cello, heavy double bass and bass clarinet. Expressive violins go along together with inspiring thrills, hot spills, sparkling riffs, astonishing solos and moving melodies of trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and keyboards. That makes a contrasting, muli-layed and bright sound of the melody line. The rhythmic section is bright and colorful – all kinds fo rhythms, timbres and tunes are used here. It’s tinged with astonishing sonoristic experiments, frottings, tappings, exotic combos, eclectic stylistic allusions, experimental ways of playing and modern innovations. That finally makes an effort to original, unpredictable, virageous and expressive rhythmic section. Wide range of electronics is used here – ambient, computer sounds, synth tunes, amplifications, modifications, glitch, drone, modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders and other kinds of electronics make a bright, luminous and passionate musical pattern, intense and suggestive ambience and innovative sound. The music of this album has an inspiring, emotional, intense, expressive and contrasting sound.


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