Elías Merino (b. 1985) is a Spanish composer, sonic artist, researcher, and multidisciplinary practitioner. His projects are included within installation, composition, and live performance. His work drifts from algorithmic abstract computer music, to contemporary experimental electronics, and instrumental music. He creates different works which involves time-perspective shifting, fractured narratives, immersive contemplation, states of bewilderment, otherness, and the uncanny.
He also ties his practice with different approaches related with speculative futures and fiction, post-digital materiality, object-oriented composition, and Posthumanities. Combining his personal activity, he is involved in collaborative projects. Elías is one half of the audiovisual duo SYNSPECIES.
His work has been exhibited, performed and diffused across Japan, 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 Philharmonie de Paris (NEMO BIennale), L.E.V. Festival, Semibreve, Cafe OTO, Lunchmeat Festival, HCMF (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival), Sonica Glasgow, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art Rumania, La Casa Encendida, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, or MNCARS among others. His recorded albums have been released in different labels including Room40, Superpang or leerraum among others.
Elías Merino holds a Masters Degree in sonic arts and PhD in experimental composition at CeReNeM (Centre for Research in New Music).
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