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Primary Instrument: Harp

Zeena Parkins, multi-instrumentalist, composer, improvisor, well-known as a pioneer of the electric harp, has also extended the language of the acoustic harp with the inventive use of unusual playing techniques, preparations, and layers of digital and analog processing. Zeena makes use of anything within reach as a possible tool with which she can enhance the sonic capabilities of her harps. She accurately describes her harp as a “sound machine of limitless capacity” and has used, household objects and hardware store finds, including: alligator clips, nails, rubber erasers, rubber tubing, felt, bows, metal candy lids, oversized metal bolts, hair clips, glass jars, discarded strings, as well as more conventional: leslie cabinets, guitar pedals, and numerous other digital processing hardware and assorted and varied software. ...
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Music

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    Double Dupe Down

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    2012
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    Between The Whiles

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    2009
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    Nightmare Alley

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    2007
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    Devotion

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    2004
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    Live At Easthampton Town Hall

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    2001
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    Pan-Acousticon

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    1999
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    The Opium War

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    1999
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