Zeena Parkins / Brian Chase Duo
Saturday, October 7, 3:30pm
Zeena Parkins, harp
Brian Chase, drums
Harpist Zeena Parkins and drummer Brian Chase share a focused intensity and immediate physicality which serve to ignite radiant sparks of spontaneous music-making. Their backgrounds cover an impressive range as each have worked extensively within experimental music, art, and dance contexts as well as in the rock world – Parkins with Björk and Chase with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – and this diversity is apparent in their music. Both have pioneered new approaches to their respective instruments and bring an attitude of innovation and discovery to their collective creative process. As a duo, their music crafts hyper-vivid portraits-in-sound which integrate the detail and subtlety of classical composition with the energy and urgency of improvisation.