Elías Merino (b. 1985) is a Spanish-U.K based sonic artist, researcher, and multidisciplinary practitioner. His recent and ongoing projects are included in a certain range of different aesthetics within installation, composition and exploratory digital sound, that Elías develops under different monikers. From algorithmic abstract computer music, to contemporary unusual electronics or instrumental music.
He is interested in different approaches related with sound, digital culture and new media art, such post-digital materiality, object- oriented composition, time exploration, and posthumanities. Combining his personal activity, Elías is involved in collaborative projects.
His work has been exhibited, performed and diffused across the US, UK, Spain, France, Czech Republic, South America, Romania, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, Sweden, Poland, Finland or The Netherlands. He has performed in festivals and venues such L.E.V. Festival, Semibreve, Cafe OTO, Lunchmeat Festival, Sonica, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art Rumania, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, or Philharmonie de Paris among others. His recorded albums have been released in different labels including leerraum or Room40 among others. Elías is part of ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary AV Creation) artist roster, and his work is supported by Arcadi Île-de-France.
Elías Merino holds a Masters Degree in sonic arts and PhD in composition at CeReNeM (Centre for Research in New Music).
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