For the past 20 years, Nick Parkin has worked as an instrumentalist and
composer for major dance and theatre companies in the UK including in the
80's Dance Gwylan, Paupers Carnival, Jeff Powell ( Extemporary Dance),
Horse and Bamboo Theatre andin the 90's Doo Cot, Katharina Vogel ( CH),
Tetsuro Fukuhara ( J) Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Lea Dance.
He has over 10 releases on CD and specialises in Electro Acoustic sound works and films derived from his interest in Environmental and site-based work. He won a First Prize in the prestigious Bourges Electroacoustic Music Awards 2001 for 'Magmas', which was subsequently broadcast on international radiostations. 'Magmas' was commissioned by Sonic Arts Network to be developed into a film and was screened at the Royal Festival Hall 2002. Commisioned works for 2002/3 include ' Refract' (Lea Dance) 'Mutations' and 'The Collector' (MG Rotie). He was selected for the Choreographers and Composers exchange 2003 at RFH and the results of that are commissions from Andile Sotiya an associate artist at The Place and also for Stephanie Schober.
Nick originally trained as a performer and for 10 years he created
landscape based works, touring Europe exstensively. He continues his
interest in movement through his practice of Chi Kung studying with Master
Lam for over 10 years. He currently teaches Environmental Research at
Goldsmiths UCL, for MA and BA.
Ancient Resonances Public
Dreamers rec. Wales 1991
Still Point: Maps without edges
City of Tribes USA rec. London 1995
Parkin / Higley Touchsound Touchsound
solo CD Descent
Sunt Leones / Italy rec. London 1996
Tuu / Parkin Mesh Fathom Records USA rec. London 1997
Tuu / Parkin Terma Fathom Records USA rec.
CD Island of Dust
Solielmoon Recording USA rec.
Solielmoon Recordings USA rec. London
CD Geomorphic Resonance
Solielmoon Recordings USA rec. London 1998
CD with S. Musso Aquam
Metallicam Musica Maxima magnetica rec.
track Magmas released by Bourges on 'Cultures Electronique Bourges'
Shift Solielmoon Rec. USA
rec. London 2002
CD Skeleton Coast rec. Norwich 1999
and solo CD Jurassic Spring
rec. London 2000
All released tracks copyright PRS MCPS