Andrea Parkins Interview on Sound Studies blog:
NEW CD on Confront Recordings: ANDREA PARKINS & BRIAN CHASE - "AVALANCHE OF ROUTES"
12/20 "Ob-jest, the Jettisoned Object": ANDREA PARKINS (composition; el. acc, objects, electronics) w. LINA ALLEMANO (trpt), JASON DOELL (gtr, elect) & GERMAINE LIU (perc.) @ Music Gallery Toronto
PREVIOUS EVENTS: 2016
1/7/16 AP/STEPHEN VITIELLO New Ear Festival, NYC
1/24 w. ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET The Stone, NYC
2/9 w. GEORGE LEWIS & GUESTS The Kitchen, NYC
3/4 AP/AVA MENDOZA Muchmores, Brooklyn
4/1-2 Residency @ IBeam, Brooklyn: w. MAT MANIERI/ MATTHEW OSTROWSKI, CHES SMITH/ BRIAN CHASE/ NELS CLINE, TOM RAINEY
4/27 SOLO - PRAHA Forum for arch. & media Brno
4/28 SOLO - House of Art Ostrava
4/29- 5/1 SOLO & w. UTE WASSERMAN -- vs. Interpretation festival Prague
5/18 AP/BRIAN CHASE Bennington College, VT.
6/22 AP/FRANK GRATKOWSKI In Between Festival Wroclaw
6/24 AP/LOTTE ANKER Ausland Berlin
7/8 AP/ANDREA BELFI/DEAN ROBERTS West Germany Berlin
7/17 AP/JULIA REIDY/RICHARD SCOTT/DEAN ROBERTS Miss Hecker Berlin
7/20 AP/DEVIN GRAY/FRANK GRATKOWSKI Sowieso Berlin
8/19-20 SOLO; AP/ BJORNAR HABBESTAD; AP/TIM HODGKINSON/ STALE LIAVIK SOLBERG Blow Out! Oslo
9/7 SOLO - Vrooom Rotterdam
9/12 SOLO - Gromka Ljubljana
9/24 AP/ELIAD WAGNER/DEAN ROBERTS Spectrum Berlin
10/1 w. CHES SMITH's These Arches The Stone NYC
10/5-6 Visiting Artist, Berklee College of Music Boston
10/13 SOLO - Music Ecologies Old Stone House Brooklyn
10/22 AP's "Two Rooms from the Memory Palace: Variation 1" - AKOUSMA Festival Montreal
10/23 AP/BRIAN CHASE The Stone NYC (CD release concert: "Avalanche of Routes" on Confront Recordings)
10/31 AP on LittleWaterRadio.org
11/3 Artist Talk, MFA Sound Arts, Columbia University, NYC
11/11 AP/ YORGOS DIMITRIADIS/MATTHIAS MULLER Miss Hecker, Berlin
11/13 AP/ OLI STEIDLE/TREVOR DUNN/IGNAZ SCHICK "
11/17 AP/JON ROSE/ SABINE VOGEL/ SHASTA ELLENBOGEN AUXXX, Berlin
11/18 AP/ACHIM KAUFMANN/IGNAZ SCHICK Ausland, Berlin
11.20 AP/ MATTHEW OSTROWSKI Audio Art Fest. Krakow
11/23-24 AP/OLI STEIDLE/DANIEL ERDMANN Sowieso. Berlin
Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer & electroacoustic musician engaging with interactive electronics as compositional/performative process. A participant of sound art/experimental music communities worldwide, she is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion & virtual instruments. Described as a "sound-ist," of "protean," talent by critic Steve Smith, her laptop electronics, amplified objects & Fender-amped accordion create fields of lush harmonics, concretized disruption & sculpted electronic feedback.
Parkins creates multi-diffusion sound installations, and composes electroacoustic & electronic music pieces, & live scores for dance, video & intermedia performance. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, 1st International Sound Art festival, Mexico City; Museet Samtidskunst, Roskilde; q-02, Brussels; NEXT, Bratislava; Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, & others. She records/performs as a solo artist & with artists such as Stephen Vitiello, David Watson, Nels Cline, & many more. Her primary project is a series of interactive performance works inspired by Rube Goldberg's circuitous machines. Parkins' work has been published by Important Records, Atavistic, & Creative Sources. & has received support from American Composers Forum, NYSCA, French-American Cultural Exchange, Q-02 Workspace for Experimental Music & Sound Art, Media Arts Assistance Fund, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, & Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde.
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