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Archive release from avant-garde harpist / composer Zeena Parkins and legendary deep listener Pauline Oliveros. Presenca Series 001 is the result of the formerly-defunct Lucky Kitchen label delving into the vaults of the Serralves Foundation, digging up a side’s worth of sound art for each artist. On audiophile-grade vinyl. "Lucky Kitchen was a legendary experimental sound publisher beginning in New York in the 1990's, drawing to a close in Barcelona in the mid 2000's. Lucky Kitchen has come back only for the purpose of producing the Presença Series of 12' vinyl editions to highlight and preserve select recordings from the Serralves Foundation archive. The first edition, a beautiful split 12' audiophile vinyl (artwork by Michelle Grabner and design by Remco Van Bladel), features the sound work of 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.