Francisco Mazza is a London-based sound artist active in various projects. His focus lies at the intersection of modern composition, installation, sound for films and radio art to explore aspects of our listening and the environment around us. With a background in music and engineer and a keen interest in technology and art, he creates interdisciplinary sound works. Francisco Mazza completed a Master in Sound Arts at London College of Communication in 2016 and since that time often collaborates with communities and other artists investigating ways in which processes of composition influence both our individual and collective experiences. He is currently undertaking a PhD Research Degree at Staffordshire University, investigating the Sonic Landscape of Documentary Form.
He has been exhibited and contributed to a wide range of arts events, live performances and installation including Tate Modern, Dilston Grove Gallery, Nunnery Gallery, University of the Arts London, Resonance Fm, 46th Brazilian Film Festival of Brasilia, Latin America Memorial, Red Bull Studios Artistic Residency and Mis (Museum of Image and Sound) and also involved in projects led by Marina Abramovic, Salome Voegelin, David Toop, Tania Bruguera, Livio Tragtenberg, and other. Invited to sit on The Ivors Composer Awards (formally British Composer Awards) judging panel for the 2019 Sound Art category.
As a sound designer, he works on projects ranging from experimental short films, feature films, documentaries and commercials. “Sound is an integral part of the storytelling process in audio-visual works. The listening experiences designed by sound (and silence) can not only help to tell the story, but also helps the audience to get into the mind of the character”.