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locone-admin on Sat, 13 Apr 2002 09:40:19 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-ro] Janene Higgins/Zeena Parkins on MNN


>From the Location One archives:

Watch Channel 67 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) this Monday (April
15th) at 9:00PM for a broadcast performance featuring:

Janene Higgins and Zeena Parkins

Arch and How I See the World, #1
(Originally presented Thursday May 31st, 001at Location One as part
of our spring music series Wake the Dead)

**Read below for bios on these wonderfully accomplished collaborators or
check out www.location1.org/artists/wtd_higgins_parkins.html **

ZEENA PARKINS, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, is a leading
light in European and North American 'Other Music' circles.  A frequent
guest of festivals covering the broadest spectrum of musical activity,
she is not only one of the pioneers of the electric harp, and extended
techniques and digital processing on the acoustic and electric harps,
but a composer with a unique vision of how to meld acoustic and
electronic processes, in pieces such as Isabelle, Mouth=Maul=Betrayer,
Pan-Acousticon and VOU-Valley of Unrest.  Zeena has performed and/or
recorded with (among others): John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Elliott
Sharp, Jim O'Rourke, Thurston Moore, Lee Renaldo, David Shea and Pauline
Oliveros and has toured throughout Europe, Japan in Russia and in the
States. Recent collaborations
include scores for choreographers Neil Greenberg,  Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh,
Jennifer Lacey and video artist Janene Higgins.  Zeena is a recipient of
the prestigious grant for Contemporary Performance Arts, numerous
commissions from Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Jerome Foundation, a
Rockefeller Foundation grant, and NYSCA Composer Commission. Most
recently
Zeena performed with Yoko Ono at the Japan Society and has also been
working with Björk on her newest record.

JANENE HIGGINS is a graphic designer and video artist living in New York
City. Since 1996, her videos and digital media have been presented in
numerous festivals throughout the world, including New York and
Chicago's Underground Film Festivals, The Barcelona Festival of
Independent Video, Art Institute of Chicago, The Impakt Festival in
Holland, New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Experimenta Festival in
Buenos Aires, The Hamburg Short Film Festival, and at New York's Irving
Plaza. In the realm of live video performance she has worked with such
artists as Vernon Reid, Prema Murthy, Wharton Tiers, sculptor Jude
Tallichet, and has an ongoing duo with Zeena Parkins.  She is a frequent
artist-in-residence at The Experimental Television Center in Owego, New
York, and was a recent recipient of their Finishing Funds grant. Her
latest video, We Hate You Little Boy, was featured in the multimedia
exhibits "FACING FEAR" at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, and
"VIVISECTION" at Location One in NYC.

For more information:
http://www.echonyc.com/~myrakoob/performance/arch.html
Interview with Zeena and Janene at the "Noisy.org" website:
http://www.noisy.org/mixology.html.

Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center,
which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We
maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and
exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting
facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists
from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location
One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.


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