Parkins Prins Yassin
Tuesday, 20.02.24, door 20:00
  • 20:30 Parkins Prins Yassin Trio

10 Euro At The Door

Morphine Raum,
Köpenicker Str. 147, 10997 Berlin
Hinterhof 1. Etage

Andrea Parkins: Accordion, objects, electronics
Gert-Jan Prins: Electronics, percussion
Raed Yassin: Double bass, electronics

In the avant-garde fusion of Andrea Parkins, Gert-Jan Prins, and Raed Yassin, sonic convergence emerges as a boundary-defying collaboration. Together, they craft an immersive experience that challenges musical norms, transcending genres and offering rich, unpredictable soundscapes. This collaboration invites audiences to explore a realm where traditional boundaries dissolve, replaced by a mesmerizing tapestry of sound that stimulates the intellect and resonates emotionally. Join Parkins, Prins, and Yassin on a sonic adventure where the familiar is redefined, and the unknown becomes a wellspring of inspiration.

Andrea Parkins is a Berlin-based sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic improviser who engages interactively with electronics as both material and process. Working with an array of sonic elements – amplified objects and drawing tools, electronic feedback, custom-built software, and electronic and acoustic instruments – her projects explore connections and slippages between the body, materiality, sound, site, and space. Parkins’ works encompass performance and composition, intermedia and spatial audio installation; and sound for contemporary dance, film and intermedia performance. Her projects have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Experimental Intermedia (NYC), Kunsthalle Basel, NEXT (Bratislava), Akousma (Montreal), and many more. Parkins’ recordings are published by Important Records, Confront Recordings, Atavistic, Henceforth Records, Infrequent Seams, and Creative Sources, and she has been an invited resident artist at the Rauschenberg Residency (US), Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) Stockholm, and Q-02 Workspace for Experimental Music and Sound Art (Brussels). Parkins is a 2022-23 fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme.

Gert-Jan Prins (NL) focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic ‘noise’ and percussion and investigates its relationship with the visual. While he started his career as a drummer, his works include performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits and various collaborations with other musicians and visual artists. In his work, Prins makes connections with modern electronic club culture, occupying a radical position with his investigation of electronic sound and its relationship to the visual. He also creates links with the performance art and machine art of the 1980s, which reshaped the legacy of industrial society to produce threatening, yet sometimes also sublime, encounters with technology.

Raed Yassin, a prominent figure in the Lebanese underground music scene, has played a pivotal role for many years. His involvement in various bands and groups, including “A” Trio and PRAED, underscores his diverse musical contributions. As a double bassist, Yassin has developed a distinctive extended technique, employing diverse preparations and objects on his instrument. His focus lies in exploring textures, energies, and vibrations, prioritizing the density of volume and sound over conventional melodic structures. In his role as an electronic musician, Yassin utilizes multiple synthesizers and electronic devices to craft immersive and textural waves of sound, drawing inspiration from early and retro electronics, as well as musique concrète.

Andrea Parkins Photo by Carl Krugel
Gert-Jan Prins photo by Jeroen Bronckers
Raed Yassin by Tony Elieh

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