Jonathan Wood Vincent and Andrea Parkins occupy accordions.
With special guests DTA and Matthew Ostrowski.
Thursday, October 13th at 8. Downstairs at The Counting Room, 44 Berry.
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. Her laptop electronics and Fender-amped accordion create a sonic field of lush harmonics, noisy concretized disruption, and soaring electronic feedback.
As a sound artist and composer, Parkins’ works includes electroacoustic solo and ensemble pieces, dance and film scores, electronic music works, and multi-diffusion installations featuring amplified objects that are found or made. This work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Diapason, and Experimental Intermedia; and arts spaces/festivals worldwide, including Mexico City’s First International Sound Art festival; Unsound in Krakow; and NEXT in Bratislava. Parkins also records and performs internationally as a solo artist and in collaborations with innovators such as Otomo Yoshihide, David Watson, John Butcher, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, and Lê Quan Ninh, among many others; and she has appeared on more than 50 recordings on labels including hatology, Important Records, and Atavistic.
JONATHAN WOOD VINCENT:
Jonathan Wood Vincent is a composer, songwriter, singer, and performance artist who has honed his body and his expressions of thought to create spontaneous, yet crafted articulations of meaning and gesture. He is known both for his wide ranging songs, semi-improvised epic story-pieces, and for associative “rants” deriving from long studies and assorted collaborations and prostrations with various long forgotten deities and demigods.
He has had long, long collaborations with post Mortem neolicious scary dancer Zack Fuller, the exquisite violinist and composer Katt Hernandez, and has recorded and performed with post Torah folk rockers Girls in Trouble, alt country singer songwriter Eileen Rose, and a multilingual stripper rap band called Un Cuerpo Exquisito, and inventor/microtonalist Adam James Wilson, in addition to countless other folks.
His compositions have been commissioned and performed by Anti-Social Music and the Seattle Percussion Collective.
He has recordings on Emanem, Sony, Kimshee, J-Dub, Stone Quarry, Generate Records, etc.