Correspondences: The Body and Material in Electroacoustic Performance (in englischer Sprache)
Andrea Parkins will discuss her daily studio practice in which she investigates subjectivity and its embodiment through her use of interactive electronics in performances and sound installations. As a composer, sound artist and electroacoustic improviser, Parkins’ materials include acoustic and software instruments, electronic feedback, amplified objects, and amplified drawing tools. Her current research explores correspondences between gesture and sound – mining tensions between failure and fluency, and absence and presence. She will share and discuss documentation of her practice, and reflection on what has become her sonic “tacit knowledge”: what she has learned about the performing body’s relation to materiality, sound, site and space.
Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic improviser who engages with interactive electronics as both material and process. As a “sound-ist”, she is known for her uniquely gestural/textural approach on her electronically processed accordion, and investigation of embodiment and chance with an array of sonic materials: employing electronic feedback, amplified objects, custom-built software and acoustic instruments. Parkins' projects include electroacoustic performances and compositions, multi-channel fixed media works; and sound for contemporary dance, film and intermedia performance. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Kunsthalle Basel, NEXT (Bratislava), and Akousma Festival (Montreal). Parkins is a PhD fellow in Artistic Research at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, where her research explores relationships between the body, materiality, sound and space.