Presenca Series #01 : Pauline Oliveros and Zeena Parkins
The 12″ vinyl contains the live audio recordings of composers Pauline Oliveros and Zeena Parkins.
Pauline Oliveros is a central figure in post-war experimental sound. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center and has devoted much of her life to composing and promoting what she termed “sonic awareness”. Among countless awards and honors, Oliveros represented the United States in Osaka Worlds Fair, and was in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Zeena Parkins is a central figure of improvised and experimental sound. She is a multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser. Parkins is a pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, and she has also recorded or performed with musicians such as Björk, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Ikue Mori, Jim O’Rourke, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, and Yoko Ono.