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[Mexico / The Leaf Label]


Brooding electronics and classical sound sources combine in the integrated sound world of Murcof. He is a very modern composer, who utilizes technology to make epic, moving suites of music with a spiritual undertow. He draws on minimalism, post modernism and baroque music to create music that moves the mind and heart. His ear for detail and undulating tempos as well as his sense of space are heightened by the themes of life, death and eternity that his work touches on. Composers such as Arvo Prt, Henryk Grecki and Giya Kancheli are all suitable comparisons.
His work draws on his childhood exposure to pre-20th century classical music and his passion for electronic pioneers like Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream as a teenager, as well as his experiments in noise with his pre-Murcof doom/avant garde outfit, Elohim. He has released 3 critically acclaimed albums and an EP on The Leaf Label. The groundbreaking album Martes album (2002) is an established classic of minimal electronic composition. All these elements swarm together in his current phase of monumental sound construction which integrates acoustic, analogue and digital elements seamlessly.
Live performances over the years have included a site specific performance at Greenwich Planetarium (in collaboration with the Royal Astronomer), Montreaux Jazz Festival (collaboration with Talvin Singh & Erik Truffaz) and LAuditori at Sonar Festival in Barcelona (with the pianist Francesco Tristano). In 2008 Murcof toured a new work called Oceano in collaboration with classical musicians BCN216 and light sculptor Flicker.
LIVE:
11/10/18 Modena (performing "Lost in Time", italian premiere)
27/10/18 Pisa (performing Metropolis soundtrack)

05/11/16 Bari @ Cinema Teatro Royal, TIme Zones Festival, Life Observing Life  performing "Etna: A Portrait"
7/12(16 Padova @ Ex Cinema Life Observing Life  performing "Etna: A Portrait"
27/08/16 Piacenza @ Concorto Festival, Life Observing Life performing "Etna: A Portrait"
19/05/16 Rovereto (Tn) @ Auditorium Melotti (performing Metropolis soundtrack, italian premiere)
26/12/15 Modica (Rg) @ Chvrches Life Observing Life performing "Etna: A Portrait"

15/07/15 Catania @ Castello Ursino nel progetto speciale "Etna: A Portrait" (con visuals di Manu Ros)
28/08/15 Torino @ TOdays Festival, Museo Ettore Fico, feat. Ozmotic

03/01/14 Roma @ Lanificio, "Dance Out"
01/06/13 Modena @ Teatro Storchi, Node Festival (with Simon Geilfus of AntiVj)
20/04/13 Firenze @ Museo Marino Marini - "international Feel"
12/10/12 Valeggio sul Mincio (Vr) @ Teatro Smeraldo
25/07/12 Napoli @ Maschio Angioino - Retronuevo V ("Estate a Napoli") feat. Giovanni Giugliano (Teatro San Carlo)
21/04/12 Salerno @ Linea d'Ombra Festival "Versailles Sessions" (con visuals di Saul Saguatti)
10/09/11 Milano @ Mito "Versailles Sessions" (+ visuals di Saul Saguatti)
11/09/11 Bassano del Grappa (Vi) @ Castello degli Ezzelini - Stile Libero Festival: "Versailles Sessions" (con Saul Saguatti)
30/09/11 Torino @ Teatro Carignano - "Torino Spiritualit"  ("Alla fine di un nuovo giorno", con Michele di Mauro, in coll. con Circolo dei Lettori)
19/11/11 Carpi (Mo) @ CTRL C festival, Teatro Comunale (w/ Peter Broderick, A Classic Education)


25/06/11 Malga Costa, Val di Sella (Tn) @ Artesella ("Alla fine di un nuovo giorno", con Michele di Mauro)
17/03/11 Venezia @ Teatro Fondamenta Nuove (+ visuals di Saul Saguatti www.basmati.it)
18/03/11 Ravenna @ Teatro Rasi - Transmissions (+ visuals di Saul Saguatti)
16/01/10 Roma @ Brancaleone
11/04/10 Roma @ Auditorium - Meet in Town
15/04/10 Roma @ Teatro Palladium
19/06/10 Montella (Av) @ Convento di S. Francesco a Folloni "Sentieri Barocchi" (performing The Versailles Sessions)
27/06/10 Mantova @ Palazzo Te "Eterotopie"
30/06/10 Ravenna @ Rocca Brancaleone "Ravenna Festival" (with AntiVj)
20/11/10 Bari @ Teatro Kuursal, con "PAINT" di Saul Saguatti)
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