General Modal, Contemporary
Efrén López was born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He is a musician, composer, producer and sound engineer specialized in plucked string instruments from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia. He has studied hurdy gurdy and techniques of various Eastern Mediterranean instruments. He has participated in countless projects with musicians from all over Europe, the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and India. He is founder of Trio Petrakis/López/Chemirani, L'Ham de Foc, Evo, Aman Aman, EAR and Sabir. He has performed all over the world with these projects and regularly gives workshops on instrumental technique and theory of Modal music. Since 2005, he organises traditional music workshops in the region of Valencia in Spain, bringing traditional forms closer to local musicians.