Gino Robair::Andrea Parkins::Ashley Puente



at Tik Nord – Theater im Kino – Rigaerstrasse 77 – 10247 Berlin

Liebig12 present 2 performative Duo&Trio acts based on graphic scores by composers Gino Robair, Anthony Braxton and John Cage, as well as improvisations with:

Andrea Parkins
is a sound artist, composer and electroacoustic improviser who engages with interactive electronics as compositional and performative process. Known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion, amplified objects, and self-designed virtual sound-processing instruments, she create sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift.
Her projects encompass multi-diffusion site-based installations; electroacoustic solo and ensemble pieces; electronic music compositions; and sound design for contemporary dance, experimental film, and intermedia performance.
Parkins performs and records as a solo artist, and has collaborated with artists such as Magda Mayas, Tony Buck, Frank Gratkowski, Matthew Ostrowski, David Watson, Stephen Vitiello, Nels Cline, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and choreographer Vera Mantero, among many others.
Her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Kunsthalle Basel, Museet for Samtidskunst (Roskilde), Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg), Q-02 (Brussels), Mexico City’s 1st International Sound Art Festival, vs. Interpretation (Prague), Music Unlimited, NEXT in Bratislava, and Cyberfest in St. Petersberg, among others. On an ongoing basis, Parkins develops her primary project, a series of interactive works inspired by Rube Goldberg’s circuitous machines.
Parkins’ recordings have been published by Important Records, Atavistic, and Creative Sources.
In 2016, XI Records will release Parkins’ long-form electroacoustic composition, “Two Rooms from the Memory Palace,” on a double CD, and her duo with NYC-based drummer Brian Chase will receive its debut release on Confront Recordings. ,
Ashley M Puente
is a performer, improviser, and visual artist on eurorack modules and other electronics who is interested in working with the intersection between rhythms and drones. She studied Art & Technology and Electronic Music at Mills College. She has since been active as a performer and improviser on live electronics. Ashley has recently performed in Berlin at Noise.Berlin at club Maze and Krake Festival at Urban Spree.
Her music and visual artwork are inspired by the 60’s and 70’s light and space movement that emerged in US´s West Coast. Her sound records and captures the active nature of light and atmosphere, creating a soundscape of noise and rhythmic patterns, while her visuals trace light both to freeze and animate the capabilities of its endless form. This is achieved through the manipulation of everyday materials.
Gino Robair
has created music for dance, theater, radio, television, silent film, and gamelan orchestra, and his works have been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He was composer in residence with the California Shakespeare Festival for five seasons and served as music director for the CBS animated series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. His commercial work includes themes for the MTV and Comedy Central cable networks.
Robair is also one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001). He has recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, and Eugene Chadbourne, among many others. In addition, Robair has performed with John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Fred Frith, Eddie Prevost, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Myra Melford, Wadada Leo Smith, and the Club Foot Orchestra.
Robair is a founding member of the Splatter Trio and the heavy-metal band, Pink Mountain. In addition, he runs Rastascan Records, a label devoted to creative music.
As a writer about music technology, Robair has contributed to Mix, Remix, Guitar Player, and Electronic Musician (EM) magazine, where he was an editor for 10 years. He is the author of two books, including The Ultimate Personal Recording Studio (Thompson; 2006).
Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.