Francisco López & Matt Shoemaker

Chapel Performance Space
Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Over the last 25 years, Francisco López (Madrid, Spain) has developed an astonishing sonic universe based on a profound listening of the world – destroying boundaries between industrial 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.

Matt Shoemaker (Seattle) focuses upon the treatment of sonic phenomena sourced from both natural and electronic means, manipulating sound in an affected and often grotesque manner, molding it into compositions that uniquely imagine a space encrypted to the point of vanishing definition. His essential technique is one of obsessive artifice; it is the clarity of nuance and attention to detail that contrasts and balances any intended obscurities.