French-US collaborative quartet performing improvised and composed music.
Andrea Parkins – electric accordion, laptop electronics, amplified objects
Hans Tammen – endangered guitar, analog modular synth
Edward Perraud – percussion, electronics
Didier Petit – cello, voice
The project is IRIS – a French-US collaborative quartet. IRIS is a new ensemble that recently received a grant for touring from the French American Cultural Exchange. The group performs pieces composed and improvised by Andrea Parkins (on el. accordion & laptop electronics), Hans on guitar and electronics, as well as French musicians Didier Petit on cello and Edward Perraud on drums, percussion and analog electronics. IRIS will be touring in the US immediately following a recording date and concert tour in France, which will include a performance at Radio France.