Efren is a matchless fan of music and is interested in being in the same until he remains conscious of the surroundings around him, and remembers all songs played in the active class area where he was nurtured.
His school life was totally futile. This itself paved the way for him to build a career in the world of music. It was not until 1993 that Lopez formed his first group in partnership with Cándida Sanchis who was a singer. The name of this group was Margaritas y Cerdos and was known for presenting the rock and other traditional styles of the 70s.
This was the time he also learned sitar and started peeping into the north Indian music with Elche Sazed Ul Alam as well as working as a bass guitarist and a producer. A professional journey started in 1998, which lasted for 10 years. He then traveled frequently to Greece and Turkey to learn their music styles.
Through L’Ham de Foc and associated works, Efrén could collaborate with some esteemed musicians such as Luigi Cinque, Elena Ledda, and Ross Daly throughout Europe, and China. Besides this, his passionate interest in musical instruments pushed him to make contacts with many luthiers to end up exploring great deals.
True Love for Musical Instruments
Lopez has been keenly acquiring the warmth of acoustic instruments such as sitar, swarmandal, bouzouki, rabab, lauto cretenc, bandurria, dulcimer, mandolin, and 6 and 12 string guitars. These new instruments were the main reason why he shifted his interest in the instrument he initially got a hang of, the electric guitar.
With the ongoing collaboration with Capella, Efrén helped in the recording of more than 10 albums of the Medieval and Renaissance era using the self-acquired retro instruments such as the medieval lute, oud, gittern, and psaltery. In 2004, he established Alfàndech Collective with the motive of spreading awareness of instruments featuring Mediterranean strings.
Actually, he abandoned the guitar slowly just to concentrate mostly on medieval music as well as Mediterranean double-string instruments. Using these instruments, Lopez has composed works for puppet shows, advertising, street theatre shows, poetries, intensive courses, short films, and documentaries.