Zeena Parkins and Brian Chase

Live at San Damiano Mission

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The duo of Zeena Parkins and Brian Chase brings together two visionary figures of the improvised music world. As an ensemble, their music crafts hyper-vivid portraits-in-sound which integrate the detail and subtlety of classical composition with the energy and urgency of improvisation. As performers, they 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: Zeena with Bjork and Brian with Yeah Yeah Yeahs; this diversity is apparent in their music. Additionally, Zeena and Brian have pioneered new approaches to their respective instruments and bring this attitude of innovation and discovery to their collective creative process.  

Live at San Damiano Mission was recorded in concert on August 20th, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. The show was organized and sponsored by eminent Brooklyn based internet radio station The Lot Radio. For this performance, Zeena and Brian each played solo sets consisting of material from their respective solo projects: Zeena's Captiva pieces for acoustic and electroacoustic harp, and Brian's Drums and Drones (in this presentation for amplified snare drum and cymbal). The solo sets were then followed by Zeena and Brian performing together in duo. Each of the solo sets are included on the LP, one set per side, and compliment each other wonderfully in their minimalist/maximalist compositional and performative styles. Two excerpts from the duo set are included on the digital release.  

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Zeena Parkins and Brian Chase in performance at Madison Sq. Park, NYC, 2016