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Andrea Parkins

Andrea Parkins Lisbon 2010
©Hopek Quirin

Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer and electroacoustic improviser who engages with interactive electronics as compositional and performative process. Known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion, amplified objects, and self-
designed virtual sound-processing instruments, she create sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift.

Parkins performs and records as a solo artist, and has collaborated with artists such as Magda Mayas, Tony Buck, Frank Gratkowski, Matthew Ostrowski, David Watson, Stephen Vitiello, Nels Cline, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and choreographer Vera Mantero, among many others. Her projects encompass multi-diffusion site-based installations; electroacoustic solo and ensemble pieces; electronic music compositions; and sound design for contemporary dance, experimental film, and intermedia performance. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Kunsthalle Basel, Museet for Samtidskunst (Roskilde), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg), Q-02 (Brussels), Mexico City’s 1st International Sound Art Festival, vs. Interpretation (Prague), Music Unlimited, NEXT in Bratislava, and Cyberfest in St. Petersberg, among others. On an ongoing basis, Parkins develops her primary project, a series of interactive works inspired by Rube Goldberg’s circuitous machines.

Parkins’ recordings have been published by Important Records, Atavistic, and Creative Sources.
In 2016, XI Records will release Parkins’ long-form electroacoustic composition, “Two Rooms from the Memory Palace,” on a double CD, and her duo with NYC-based drummer Brian Chase will receive its debut release on Confront Recordings. Her work has received support from American Composers Forum, French-American Cultural Exchange, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (NYC), New York State Council on the Arts, Q-02 Workspace for Experimental Music and Sound Art, Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund, and Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde.

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Diatribes/Mayas+Lettow/Erel/Heenan+Andrea Parkins

25 Nov 2011 - 22:00
25 Nov 2011 - 23:59
Andrea Parkins

Diatribes: Cyril Bondi - drums, d'incise - laptop, objects + Magda Mayas - (prepared) piano, el. piano

Andrea Parkins - electric accordion, objects, electronics

Gunnar Lettow - el. bass, objects, Korhan Erel - live electronics, Chris Heenan - saxofone, doublebass clarinet

Andrea Parkins/Mayas/Gratkowski/Buck

20 Nov 2013 - 20:00
20 Nov 2013 - 23:59
Andrea Parkins
Andrea Parkins/Magda Mayas/Frank Gratkowski/Tony Buck

Bohman & Caddy // Mayas & Stamou & Parkins

2 Apr 2015 - 20:00
Bohman & Caddy // Mayas & Stamou & Parkins

Adam Bohman (amplified table, objects, text)
Anthea Caddy (amplified cello)

Tasos Stamou (prepared zither & handmade electronics)
Andrea Parkins (acc/electronics)
Magda Mayas (p)
doors: 20:00, start: 21:00



24 Jun 2016 - 20:30
24 Jun 2016 - 23:59

Andrea Parkins -- electric accordion, objects, electronics
Lotte Anker -- saxophones

Xavier Camarasa -- piano
Valentin Ceccaldi -- cello
Sylvain Darrifourcq -- percussions, zither

bend/break 2016 day 1

18 Nov 2016 - 19:30

bend/break biegungen festival day 1

Jef Mertens: A Pollock of Sound. Borbetomagus documentary // Antje Vowinckel // PareiDoliΛ: Marta Zapparoli, Liz Allbee // Achim Kaufmann, Andrea Parkins, Ignaz Schick

(re)Shaping Jazz to Come // vol 1

21 Oct 2017 - 20:30
(re)Shaping Jazz to Come // vol 1

Andrea Parkins in dialogue with Albert Ayler's  Ghosts / Bells  (1964/1965)

Liz Kosack + Cao Thanh Lan in dialogue with Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie’s Bird & Diz

Els Vandeweyer + Lina Allemano + Ute Wasserman in dialogue with Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite

funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Künstlerinnenprogramm

doors 20h30, start 21h

tickets 7-9€

Cancelled: Quatuor BRAC // Beam Splitter + Parkins

27 Mar 2020 - 20:30
 1) Quatuor Brac pic by Hannes Schneider  2) BEAM SPLITTER pic by BEAM SPLITTER 3) Andrea Parkins pic by L. Parkins


Quatuor BRAC: Tiziana Bertoncini; Soizic Lebrat; Benoît Cancoin; Vincent Royer

Audrey Chen; Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø + Andrea Parkins


5 Dec 2020 - 18:30

biegungen visits studioboerne45:

Celebrating 20 Years of Irtijal

Tag/Day 2


12 Jun 2021 - 20:00
© BEAM SPLITTER / L. Parkins


BEAM SPLITTER + Andrea Parkins
Audrey Chen – voice, electronics
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø – trombone, electronics
Andrea Parkins – accordion, electronics

Live stream on the ausland youtube channel

biegungen presents: irtijal berlin 20/21 – day 1

8 Oct 2021 - 19:00
8 Oct 2021 - 23:59
biegungen presents irtijal berlin 20/21 by Mazen Kerbaj

Christine Abdelnour, Burkhard Beins, Tony Buck, Paed Conca, Axel Dörner, Tony Elieh, Ali Hout, JD Zazie, Mazen Kerbaj, Abed Kobeissy, Andrew Lafkas, Magda Mayas, Aya Metwalli, Andrea Parkins, Youmna Saba, Sharif Sehnaoui, Fadi Tabbal, Liz Tabet, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Biliana Voutchkova, Ute Wassermann & Raed Yassin