December 16


A performance installation for harp, loudspeakers, and visitors
Collaboration with landscape architect and designer Nadia Lauro
Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal

November 14

Charette World Premiere For Onde Matenot Ghost Gongs

Composition by Zeena Parkins for Nadia Ratsimandres and William Winant
Césaré Centre National de Création Musicale, Reims, France

November 17-21


Belgium Premiere — Ars Musica Festival, Brussels
French Premiere — Why Note Consortium, Dijon, France

October 31

The Stone Commissioning Series

Presented by John Zorn
Zeena Parkins performs Captiva, Parkins and Jeff Kolar perform Scale
National Sawdust, Brooklyn

October 29

Improvised Concert

Zeena Parkins, Tom Rainey and Ingrid Laubrock
IBEAM, Brooklyn

September 20

A Ballad for Etel Adnan

Zeena Parkins with William Winant
SF MOMA, San Francisco

June 30

John Zorn’s Cobra

National Sawdust Theater, Brooklyn

April 28

Music for Minor Planets by Jay Heikes

Realization of the score by William Winant and Zeena Parkins
Berkeley Art Museum-Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

April 20

Zeena Parkins Captiva

University of California Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA


September 21-22

Zeena Parkins with Steve Beresford

Installation by visual artist Xavier Veilon
French Pavilion, Venice Biennale


December 6

Zeena Parkins, acoustic piano, ebows, electric harp

Festival Madeiradig, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Madeira, Portugal


November 22, 8pm

Piano Installation and Solos for Acoustic Harp (Impossible Tasks) and Electric Harp

Zeena Parkins (piano, acoustic harp, electric harp, composition) with special guest Brian Chase (drums)
Ave C and East 2nd Street, New York City

November 22, 10pm

Captiva Pieces 1-4

New works for acoustic harp, preparations, snare drum and oscillator
Zeena Parkins (acoustic harp, composition) duo with Brian Chase

November 21, 8pm

New Pieces for Strings, Percussion and Electronics: Set I

Maggie Parkins (cello), Sara Parkins (violin), William Winant (percussion) and Zeena Parkins (acoustic harp, composition)

November 21, 10pm

Duo with William Winant 

Zeena Parkins (harps) and William Winant (percussion)

November 20, 8pm

Zeena Parkins Composes for Tilt Brass Sextet

Gareth Flowers (trumpet), Tim Leopold (trumpet), Mike Gurfield (trumpet), Jen Baker (trombone), Will Lang (trombone) and Chris McIntyre (trombone)

New works written for Tilt + Foley

Dylan Neely, Erin Cornell and Eleanor Hullihan

Lace piece

With special guests Green Dome: Ryan Sawyer (drums), Ryan Ross Smith (keyboards, electronics) and Zeena Parkins (acoustic harp)

November 20, 10pm

Zeena Parkins Collaborates with Ullu

Chris McIntyre (trombone, tapes, synths, drums), Dave Shively (feedback, drums, tapes, combo organs, siren) and Zeena Parkins (electric, acoustic harps, synth, things)

November 19, 8pm

Trio with Jim Black (drums), Nels Cline (electric guitar) and Zeena Parkins (electric and acoustic harps)

November 19, 10pm

Duo with Okkyung Lee

Zeena Parkins (acoustic harp) and Okkyung Lee (cello)

November 18, 8pm

Phantom Orchard

Zeena Parkins (acoustic and electric harps, omnichord, foley) and Ikue Mori (electronics)
A set featuring pieces from their Tzadik release, Through the Looking Glass, plus brand new works

November 18, 10pm

Phantom Orchard

With special guest Erik friedlander (cello) and Cyro Baptista (percussion)

November 17, 8pm

Duo with Nate Wooley

Zeena Parkins (electric harp) and Nate Wooley (trumpet)

November 17, 10pm

Trio with White Out

Tom Surgal (drums), Lin Culbertson (keyboards, electronics, harp) and Zeena Parkins (electric harp)


December 17-20

Recording s:c:a:t:t:e:r:i:n:g

A new ensemble work for the great eclipse quartet and superb percussionist william winant, for new world records

December 11

Phantom Orchard performs 

Roulette, Brooklyn


New Tzadik cd release!

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble in Paradise, commissioned by SWR radio in Baden Baden

October 25-27


Collaboration with with Body Cartography Project
The Walker Arts Center

October 13

Tarek Atoui’s la suite

A five-hour work inspired by lebanese music, with Sara Parkins and Ikue Mori
Serpentine Gallery, London

September 29 

what we do performance/demonstration: harp~body with zeena and the adorables

September 26-30

Danza Permanente

Collaboration with choreographer DD Dorviller
The Kitchen, New York City  

September 14

The Stone

With miguel frasconi, richard carrick and chris cochrane

September 13 

With Dame Evelyn Glennie and The Joshua Light Show

Skirlball Center, NYU

September 10-11 s

Spellbeamed, Fixexploded, Fixabolished

With ne(x)works, Jack Quartet, Preshish Moments, Shayna Dunkelman, and conductor Ted Hearne
Roulette, Brooklyn

August 28-September 11

Recording and performing in Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s new film collaboration: River of Fundament, inspired by Norman Mailers’s novel, Ancient Evenings.

July 7

Festival Mimi

Quadrat:sch extended 

July 8

Vienna Jazz Festival

Quadrat:sch extended 

July 12

Tiroler Festival

Erl, Austria
Quadrat:sch extended 

June 28

Zeena and The Adorables

With special guest deep singh and new member, percussionist Jordan Glenn
The Stone, New York City  

May 10-11

Danza Permanente

Premier of my collaboration with choreographer DD Dorvillier
STUK, Leuven, Belgium

May 10-20

European tour with Fred Frith’s band Cosa Brava

March 2

Björk Biophilia New York Residency

Roseland Ballroom, New York City

March 19

Phantom Orchard

With guest violinist Sara Parkins in visiting Tareb at the Sharjah Biennial

February 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18

Björk Biophilia New York Residency

New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

February 22, 25, 28

Björk Biophilia New York Residency

Roseland Ballroom, New York City



Music Mondays: Music in the Studio

George Lewis, John King, Fast Forward, Zeena Parkins
Merce Cunnningham Studios, New York City

May 17-18

Beacon Events

George Lewis, Fast Forward, John King, Zeena Parkins
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Dia Beacon, Beacon, NY


May 28

Ikue Mori, Lee Ranaldo, Zeena Parkins, Marina Rosenfeld

Issue Project Room, NY