Andrea Parkins is an American composer, sound artist, performer, and improvisational musician based in New York. She is known for her inventive explorations on the electric accordion, generative sound processing, and arrangements of objects and sound. Recently, Parkins has been developing a series of interactive sound and image works inspired by the structures of Rube Goldberg's circuitous machines. Parkins has toured and exhibited internationally and has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, and Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia. Parkins has been the recipient of various grants, awards, and residencies including Meet the Composer, New York State Council for the Arts, Harvestworks Media Art Center in New York City, Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde in Germany, and CESTA in the Czech Republic.
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