Murcof is the performing and recording name of Mexican electronica artist Fernando Corona. Corona was born in 1970 in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in San Diego (California) and Ensenada (Baja California). He was for a time a member of the Tijuana-based Nortec Collective of electronic musicians and artists under the Terrestre project name. Since 2006 Corona lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Murcof’s music is sparse, minimalist, electronica. Many of his compositions are founded on abstract, glitchy, sometimes complex electronic percussion. Harmonic and melodic influences come from classical music (modern classical music, musique concrète, holy minimalism, micropolyphony, baroque music, etc.), ambient music, drone music, berlin school synthesizer music, ethnic music and free improvisation. Rhythms are derived from minimal techno, dub, glitch, industrial music and IDM, and are often aligned around a 4/4 beat.

The more recent works in the Murcof catalogue no longer include electronic beats. His earlier works, like the 2001 EP Monotonu, feature orchestral instruments sampled from recordings of works by modern composers such as Arvo Pärt and Morton Feldman. Some of his later works, like the 2005 album Remembranza, incorporate samples of Corona and his friends playing classical instruments. Besides his personally initiated albums, Corona worked as Murcof on the 2008 commission project The Versailles Sessions, in which he reinterpreted recordings of a baroque ensemble.

Live shows of Murcof featured guest musicians from varied musical backgrounds, like classical pianist Vanessa Wagner, jazz trumpet player Erik Truffaz, tabla player Talvin Singh, crossover electronica-classical pianist Francesco Tristano and free improviser Philippe Petit.

Malo Lacroix

Born in Cayenne, French Guyana. Malo Lacroix is a visual artist who works in Lyon (France) as a performer and motion designer.
His work takes place into several specific context from digital art to raw club music and video production. Past expericences include AV set with Fernando Corona as Murcof. Commissioned motion design for Antwerp based artist Yves De Mey, Russian experimental techno artist Dasha Rush, adventurous club music event Haste in Lyon. He’s now operating through Europe at concert and club night like De Brake Grond (Amsterdam), Kitkatklub (Berlin) Machine du Moulin Rouge (Paris) Docks des Suds (Marseilles), workshop and performance with Mirage festival, Nuits Sonores and AADN in Lyon.

In an other hand he is doing music video under Nerf Optique Moniker with Pierre Adrien and Tom Viguier (cartoon movie maker and motion designer) for clients Like Neosignal (Germany), Jay Wud (Dubai), Blackrain (France) etc. His work aesthetic is focused on figurative representation transformed into abstract moving lights. With a taste for multi layered fundamental shape he also went into body exploration, undefined light simulation, self representation, complexity of relationship and haunted landscape trough narrative situation. He uses a wide range of tools to distord the shape such paint, software production, mirrors, film, metal, glass and the body/skin itself as a medium & surface.



5 Festivals to visit this summer

Since its start in 2014, Forte Festival brings together electronic music and arts, in the magical settings of Montemor -O-Velho, located at the beautiful heartland of Portugal with the aim of creating a three-day intimate experience exploring the connection between techno, generative arts and digital performance

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Festival Forte anuncia segunda vaga de confirmações

Impossível não destacar a estreia do trio de techno industrial mais impetuoso de agora, The Empire Line. Incialmente composto por Christian Stadsgaard e Jonas Rönnberg, o então duo extendeu-se a mais um membro, Isak Hansen, que auxilia na componente vocal.

the partae

Festival Forte unveils new additions to its 2019 line up

Festival Forte is back for its 6th installment this. Merging past perspectives with futuristic innovation, the festival is an unbridled celebration of both electronic music and the visual arts

Anthony Linell aka Abdulla Rashim

Anthony Linell, Polar Inertia y más en el Festival Forte

El festival portugués Forte sigue avanzando con su nueva edición, empezando a revelar los artistas que los iran acompañando en su sexta edición

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Festival Forte is moving on to its 6th edition

Generative Art continues central in the development of the communication of the Festival, on the adventure of education and discoveries in creative coding.


Festival Forte 2019 desvela sus primeros nombres

El techno, la oscuridad y la experimentación regresarán al castillo de Montemor-o-Velho en agosto


Festival Forte announces new lineup

Following the principles by which it was founded, once again, the visionaries from the past will meet the innovators of the present


Primera fase del cartel del festival Forte en Portugal

El Festival Forte anunció su sexta edición del 22 al 25 de Agosto en el castillo Montemor-o-Velho en Portugal. Montemor-o-Velho es un sitio mágico que ofrece unas vistas increíbles

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Murcof – Lost In Time (Glacial Movements)

Lost In Time is a pretty exciting new offering, from one of my all time favorite cinesonic producers, Fernando Corona


Festival Forte anuncia su primer avance para 2019

El Festival Forte de Portugal vuelve para su sexta edición del 22 al 25 de agosto de 2019. Fusionando las perspectivas del pasado con la innovación futurista

lineup 2019

Portugal’s Festival Forte reveals first names for 2019

The deep techno and experimental event will host the likes of Murcof + Malo Lacroix, Forest Drive West, Phase Fatale and Freddy K at Castelo Montemor-O-Velho in August


Festival Forte 1st announcement: Murcof + Malo Lacroix (Live a/v), Rhys Fulber, TR-101, and more

Merging past perspectives with futuristic innovation, the festival is an unbridled celebration of both electronic music and the visual arts.

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Dave Clarke e Oscar Mulero atuam no Festival Forte em Montemor-o-Velho

Dave Clarke, de 50 anos, é um DJ, produtor e radialista britânico, apelidado por John Peel, da BBC, como o “Barão do Techno”