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Zeena Parkins


 
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins): The Letter
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins):
The Letter

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Cosa Brava is an experimental rock and improvisation quartet formed in March 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Frith, with members Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, William Winant, &c.

Frith, Fred: Keep the Dog: That House We Lived In [2 CDs]
Frith, Fred:
Keep the Dog: That House We Lived In [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $20.00    




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Justine: Suite
Justine:
Suite

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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A continuation of Wondeur Brass, Justine is comprised of all women composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, and singers who create music of dissonance and organized chaos.

Mori, Ikue: Hex Kitchen
Mori, Ikue:
Hex Kitchen

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $14.45    




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Parkins, Zeena: Double Dupe Down
Parkins, Zeena:
Double Dupe Down

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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A compilation of Downtown NY harpist, keyboardist and composer Zeena Parkins' work for film, featuring many of the NY mainstays: Shelley Hirsch, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, James Pugliese, David Watson, &c. &c.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Through The Looking Glass
Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Through The Looking Glass

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings (Sara Parkins, Maggie Parkins), piano (Sylvie Courvoisier) and voice (Maja Solveig Kjestrup Ratkje), Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over.

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble In Paradise
Phantom Orchard Orchestra:
Trouble In Paradise

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Phantom Orchard, the duo of Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori, is expanded with 5 performers representing some of the most exciting women in modern creative experimental music, releasing a surprising, riveting, and amazing album.

Skeleton Crew: Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]
Skeleton Crew:
Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $19.95    




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Various: Freedom Is Wings: Remembering Tom Cora
Various:
Freedom Is Wings: Remembering Tom Cora

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $18.00    




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Zorn, John: The Bribe
Zorn, John:
The Bribe

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko: La legende de la pluie
Hetu, Labrosse, Parkins, Roger, Tenko:
La legende de la pluie

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Compositions for synthesizers, electric harp, tabletop guitar, accordion, alto saxophone, percussion and voices performed by Joane Hetu, Diane Labrosse, Zeena PArkins, Danielle Palardy Roger, and Tenko.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL]
Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )


Price: $19.95    




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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Clinamen Trio   (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline
Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger):
Decline

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )


Price: $15.95    




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Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus named "Clinamen" the unpredictable (in time and space) swerve of atoms falling in the void, which aptly describes the unexpected directions taken in subtle free improvisation from this French trio, led by bassist Louis-Michel Marion, with Jacques Di Donato on clarinet, and Philippe Berger on viola.

Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte): Transmigration at the Solar Max
Sharp, Elliott Carbon (feat. Zeena Parkins / Bobby Previte):
Transmigration at the Solar Max

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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NY bassist and saxophonist Elliott Sharp's Carbon project in a trio album with electric harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Bobby Previte for what Sharp describes as "part cosmic turbulence and part roiling soundscape... the musicians building their activities on and against shifting electro-acoustic drones and matrices of rhythm, unisons splitting and refracting."

News From Babel: Letters Home [VINYL]
News From Babel:
Letters Home [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )


Price: $24.95    




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Originally issued on vinly LP in 1986 and at last reissued on vinyl, this incredible band emerged post-Henry Cow, initiated by alumni Chris Cutler (drums) and Lindsay Cooper (reeds), plus bassist Bill Gilonis, Zeena Parkins on harp, and four outstanding vocalists taking on Chris Cutler's insightful texts: Phil Minton, Dagmar Krause, Sally Potter, and Robert Wyatt.

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria
Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon:
Radiolaria

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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An algorithmic composition for Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon modeled on biological paradigms of growth and reproduction, recorded at Tonic in 2001 with a large ensemble of instrumentalists including Ned Rothenberg, Steve Swell, Jim Pugliese, Andy Laster, &c. and programmers and sampler performers including David Weinstein, R. Luke Dubois, and Zeena Parkins.

Sharp, Elliot: Tectonics: Field & Stream
Sharp, Elliot: Tectonics:
Field & Stream

(Knitting Factory -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Elliott Sharp's 1998 Knitting Factory album finds the saxophonist, guitarist & electronic artist in a solo setting of rhythmic works using MAX/MSP and DSP applications to create rhythmic and sonic environments over which he improvises, with assistance on one track each from Zeena Parkin on "little green drone guitar" and Frank Rothkamm providing drums sequences.

Frith, Fred: Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)
Frith, Fred:
Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)

(Angelica -- Italy )


Price: $29.95    




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RESTOCKED: Fred Frith's 1999 box set, presenting a large, flexible ensemble project using marked photographs and rules as scores while Frith directs and conducts as well as performing; permanent members are Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins, otherwise the balance of the 44 strong ensemble changes; recordings here are taken from 5 concerts, including the first in 1992 at AngelicA.

Parkins, Andrea: Two Rooms From The Memory Palace
Parkins, Andrea:
Two Rooms From The Memory Palace

(Infrequent Seams Records -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Using piano, synthesizer, electronic feedback, field recordings and amplified objects, sound artist Andrea Parkins' long-cycle installation composition explores time and space in an 8-channel, multi-room work designed so that adjacent acoustical spaces respond to each other, creating shifting and unexpected sonic juxtapositions; CD package include a link to "The Third Room".

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]
Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins):
Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

(Klanggalerie -- Germany )


Price: $22.95    




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One of the most intense and unusual of the 80s Downtown NY groups merging rock and improvisation with strong attitudes and incredible musical concepts, these live recordings, including songs never before released, are taken from American and European concerts by the trio of guitarist Fred Frith, cellist Tom Cora, and either electric harpist Zeena Parkins or reedist Dave Newhouse.

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door
Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea):
Ursa's Door

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"On her debut album for Victo, the former Michigander and downtown New York music stalwart enlisted the skills of three of her four sisters, producer David Shea, electronic percussion maestro Ikue Mori, and guitar hero Chris Cochrane. T...

Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins : >Blackburst<
Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins :
>Blackburst<

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $15.95    




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"Psycho-Acoustic is guitarist Elliott Sharp and harpist Zeena Parkins, and Blackburst is their first album together under that name (their first album was titled Psycho-Acoustic and simply credited to Sharp and Parkins). As with their f...

Various Artists: Ambiances Magnetiques Volume 1: La Bastringue Migratoire
Various Artists:
Ambiances Magnetiques Volume 1: La Bastringue Migratoire

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Mori, Ikue: Tracing The Magic
Mori, Ikue:
Tracing The Magic

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A large work from Downtown New York improviser and innovator Ikue Mori, seven piece dedicated to women artists whose vision found them creating into their 80's & 90s, performed in an ensemble with Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg, Zeena Parkins, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Erik Friedlander, David Watson, Makigami Koichi, Charmaine Lee & Sae Hashimoto.

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con
Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour):
Confluence

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Composed by pianist Magda Mayas for an octet of superb avant improvisers including Rhodri Davies, Zeena Parkins, Michael Thieke, Angharad Davies, &c. and performed live at the 2019 Music Unlimited 33, in Wels, Austria, this extended work uses a graphic score to interpret 12 photographs taken over an hour observing the merging waters of the Rhone and the Arve rivers.

Parkins, Zeena: To Dusk (Black Cross Solo Sessions 8)
Parkins, Zeena:
To Dusk (Black Cross Solo Sessions 8)

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Sidelined by the pandemic in June of 2020, Downtown New York electric harp improviser Zeena Parkins began daily recordings in her home studio exploring new approaches to solo electric harp performance using pedals, objects & percussions, selecting ten of the most interesting improvisations for her contribution to Corbett vs. Dempsey's Black Cross Solo Sessions.

Cochrane, Chris / John Thayer: Excavation [VINYL]
Cochrane, Chris / John Thayer:
Excavation [VINYL]

(Astral Editions -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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The core duo of guitarist & bassist Chris Cochrane (No Safety) and drummer & electronics artist John Thayer dig deep into a bag of aural tricks in eight compelling tracks that blur rock, jazz and experimental approaches to upbeat rhythmic music, assisted on various pieces by an excellent cast including Zeena Parkins, Graham Haynes, Gelsey Bell, and Kato Hideki.

Glass Triangle (Zeena Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer): Blue and Sun-lights
Glass Triangle (Zeena Parkins / Rasmussen / Sawyer):
Blue and Sun-lights

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Recorded after a three-day series of concerts at New York City's venue The Stone, the trio of Zeena Parkins on electric harp & objects, Mette Rasmussen on saxophone, objects & voice and Ryan Sawyer on drums & objects brought their dynamic and far-ranging approach to collective free improv into Brooklyn's Figure 8 studio to capture these 10 extraordinary recordings.

Frith, Fred: Impur II
Frith, Fred:
Impur II

(ReR/ Fred Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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The 2nd part of a composition commissioned by L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne as a 2 year residency and performed by a large group conducted by Frith.

Frith, Fred: Still Urban
Frith, Fred:
Still Urban

(Intakt -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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A commissioned work by Stanser Musik-Tage created during Frith's residency at the Benediktinerinnen-kloster Maria-Richenbach and premiered at the Festival on April 22, 2004.

Hetu, Joane: Recits de Neige
Hetu, Joane:
Recits de Neige

(Ambiances Magnetiques -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Pieces in 4 movements - Snow; Never Cold; Gusts; Landscapes - performed by Ensemble SuperMusique: Joane Hetu, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Pierre Tanguay, Scott Thomson & Alexandre St-Onge.

Junk & The Beast (Petr Vrba / Veronika Mayer): Trailer
Junk & The Beast (Petr Vrba / Veronika Mayer):
Trailer

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )


Price: $13.95    




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Petr Vrba and Veronika Mayer use non-idiomatic improvisation to research the combination of textural materials, crossing them with vibrations of objects on the speakers, pure sound waves, feedbacks, tones coming from trumpet, accordion, electronics, and laptop, culminating in the creation of a muscular frenetic soup of tense energy fields.

Mori, Ikue: Class Insecta
Mori, Ikue:
Class Insecta

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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One of the pioneers of laptop electronics, Mori here features her idiosyncratic take on contemporary dance rhythms and electronica in instrumental tracks and an animated video.

Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora): Learn to Talk [VINYL]
Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora):
Learn to Talk [VINYL]

(ReR Vinyl -- Italy )


Price: $23.95    




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Reissuing the first of two albums from the NY collaboration of guitarist Fred Frith and cellist Tom Cora, both providing vocals, percussion, violin, & bass, in a classic example of Downtown NY genre-merging of improvisation and rock with a vicious edge, in smart songs and even smarter instrumental sections, an insanely inventive and intelligent album as vital now as it was then.

Various Artists: 910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente
Various Artists:
910 Noise Presents: Douceur Violente

(ACK Recordings -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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910 Noise presents: Douceur Violente A 14 track compilation of electronic and noise artists from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Various: Amsterdam . Berlin . Moscow . Losoncy [2 CDs]
Various:
Amsterdam . Berlin . Moscow . Losoncy [2 CDs]

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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A double album of experimental works and songs, virtual meetings curated by composer Dante Boon, recorded in the performer's individual cities as ensembles formed from musicians who have never met, including the Moscow duo The Same Ensemble of Sasha Elina and Kirill Shirokov, Amsterdamn's Seamus Cater's Tree Space, Berlin's Konzert Minimal, and sound artist Gabi Losoncy.

Zorn, John: The Alchemist
Zorn, John:
The Alchemist

(Tzadik -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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Zorn's sixth quartet is inspired by the hermetic Angelic actions of John Dee and is replete with the procedures of distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation as well numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity, &c.



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Skeleton Crew (Frith / Cora / Parkins): Free Dirt (Live) [2 CDs]

Parkins, Zeena: To Dusk (Black Cross Solo Sessions 8)

Various: Amsterdam . Berlin . Moscow . Losoncy [2 CDs]

Sharp, Elliot / Orchestra Carbon: Radiolaria

Parkins, Zeena (Parkins / Parkins / Parkins / Cochrane / Mori / Shea): Ursa's Door

Cochrane, Chris / John Thayer: Excavation [VINYL]

Clinamen Trio (Marion / Di Donato / Berger): Decline

Skeleton Crew: Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]

Sharp, Elliot: Tectonics: Field & Stream

Sharp, Elliott / Zeena Parkins : >Blackburst<

Frith, Fred: Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire (Graphic Scores 1986-96)(2CDs)

Mayas', Magda Filamental (w / Davies / Caddy / Theriot / Davies / Parkins / Thieke / Abdelnour): Con

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