Dear all,

I'm booking some dates for ANDREA PARKINS.

Availability: Between 4th and 30th November 2013
Territory: Europe

Andrea Parkins is composer, sound/installation artist and electroacoustic
musician who engages with interactive electronics as a
compositional/performative process, and explores strategies related to
Fluxus’ ordered, yet ephemeral activities. An integral participant of the
New York sound art and experimental music scene, and worldwide – she is
especially known for her uniquely gestural/textural approach to her
electronically-processed accordion and customized live sound processing.
Described as a "sound-ist," of "protean," talent by The New York Times
music critic Steve Smith, her laptop electronics and Fender-amped
accordion create sonic fields of lush harmonics, noisy concretized
disruption, and sculpted/soaring electronic feedback.

Parkins' works include electroacoustic and electronic music compositions,
scores for dance and intermedia performance, and multi-diffusion sound
installations. This work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of
American Art, The Kitchen, Diapason sound gallery, and Experimental
Intermedia; and arts spaces/festivals worldwide, including Mexico City’s
First International Sound Art festival; Museet Samtidskunst in Roskilde;
Unsound in Krakow; q-02 in Brussels, NEXT in Bratislava; and Cyberfest in
St. Petersburg. Parkins also records and performs internationally as a
solo artist and in collaboration with innovators such as Otomo Yoshihide,
David Watson, John Butcher, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, and Lê Quan Ninh,
among many others. Her recordings have been published by labels including
Important Records, Atavistic, and hatology. On an ongoing basis, Parkins
develops and presents her primary performance project, a series of live
audiovisual works inspired by Rube Goldberg's circuitous machines. Parkins
has received support for her work from American Composers Forum, NYSCA,
the French-American Cultural Exchange, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks,
and the Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde in Germany.

Upcoming and recent activities:
In Fall 2013, Parkins will create a new site-based work as
Artist-in-Residence at q-02 in Brussels and will tour with her solo
project "Faulty (Acts)" in Europe.

In June 2012, she premiered Austell 1 in Incidental Music, an exhibition
presented by Fragmental Museum, NYC: a live 8-channel
performance/installation, funneling real-time sound from the rail yards of
Long Island City, Queens into a huge reverberant adjacent warehouse space,
with sonic interventions from a walking bell-ringer, and Parkins'
accordion feedback and amplified objects. She performed a new live
audiovisual work, at the December 2012 Experimental Intermedia festival,
curated by Phill Niblock, in collaboration with video artist Ana Carvalho
and sound artist Ben Owen. She also toured with her solo electroacoustic
performance project: with performances in Bydgoszcz, Poland; Verona,
Brussels and Paris. Parkins' Faulty (Broken Orbit) is currently on
exhibition in Monash, Australia as part of Independent Curators
International's traveling sound exhibition, "With Hidden Noise,“ curated
by Stephen Vitiello. Her "portable" sound work was part of the Lingua
Franca exhibition at Cyberfest 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia. Parkins was
invited to perform her interpretations of seven graphic scores by
Christian Marclay at the Whitney Museum’s 2010 retrospective festival of
Marclay’s work. Since 2009, Parkins has toured throughout Europe with
choreographer Vera Mantero's production, "We Are Going to Miss Everything
We Don't Need," for which Mantero commissioned Parkins' live score/sound
design, and since 2010, Parkins has performed - in the US - her live
12-channel sound design for "Symptom," a performance work by The Body
Cartography Project.

I hope to hear from you asap.



Some Noise
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5

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