steve parker

composer // trombonist // curator

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"The most successful new music event in the city…the combination of music and art has vaulted the series into must-see status" (Austin American Statesman)

Winner of the Austin Critics' Table Award, SoundSpace is a concert series at the Blanton Museum of Art. Programs feature large scale simultaneous, hybrid performances throughout the museum's galleries.

SoundAtlas is an interactive sound installation for Northwest Austin in District 10.  

Available via free iPhone app Soundyarn, the soundtrack reacts to the user's movement and location in real time.  The soundtrack is made from sound gathered by community members and field recordings in District 10.

This is a Drawing Lines project, sponsored by ArtPlace.  Here is a blog chronicling our progress.  

COLLIDE is an organization that produces interdisciplinary, community-based performances and art projects.

COLLIDE combines community outreach and education to serve as a catalyst to produce innovative, engaging, and empowering performance.

Recycled Sounds is a project that creates novel, recycled instruments and installs them in unexpected public places. In collaboration with Austin Soundwaves, the project culminated with a downtown performance and several large-scale instrument installations in the Austin City Hall Parking Garage.

Austin American Statesman article

Austin 360 video

Social Practice Lab  focuses on "Philadelphia’s Chinatown North as a dynamic neighborhood site for local and national artists to explore contemporary visual and performing arts that forge alliances to encourage neighborhood development and positive change within the community."  Blog page

Trombone Experiments, is a blog devoted to the discussion of emerging techniques and trends in the world of brass.  

folk re-imagined is a project that examines various folk music traditions through the combination of electronics + trombone + violin.  We have presented our work across the US, in Europe, and in South America.

Ensemble Signal is a contemporary music group based out of NYC, directed by Brad Lubman. The group is a consortium of sorts, drawing members from Alarm Will Sound, JACK Quartet, and the Asphalt Orchestra.  Some recent highlights include performances at Tanglewood, the Guggenheim Museum,  the Bang on a Can Marathon, and at (le) poisson rouge.

The Language and Sound Project is a concept-driven program of pieces exploring the connection between language, text, music, and sound.  The show consists of newly commissioned works from composers in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. The program intertwines different modes of communication, including the contrapuntal language of J.S. Bach,  the language of chimpanzees, Texas cattle auctioneers, and Tuvan throat singing.