Generously Commissioned by Roulette with Funds from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
A dense array of crisp contours, sophisticated color studies and deskilled gestural marks, tonight Zeena Parkins presents a collection of pieces for four loudspeakers and large ensemble, including:
Christine Bard, Anthony Coleman, Erin Cornell, Miguel Frasconi, Christopher Mcintyre, Loren Parkins, Jim Pugliese, Josh Quillein, Ned Rothenberg, Jane Rigler, Jim Staley.
ZEENA PARKINS, composer/improviser/sound artist, well known as a pioneer of the electric harp, has also extended the language of the acoustic harp. Zeena makes scores for film, video, theater and dance. She is especially interested in exploring unpredictable orchestrations, live processing of acoustic instruments and installations combining multiple speakers with live players. Collaborators include Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Elliott Sharp, Bjork, Matmos, Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono, Christian Marclay, Nels Cline, filmmakers Cynthia Madansky, Jennifer Reeves, Daria Martin, Mandy McIntosh and choreographers John Japserse, DD Dorvillier, Jennifer Monson, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Lacey and Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh.