Adam Parkinson is a post doctoral researcher, performer and curator based in the EAVI research group at Goldsmiths University, London. He was artistic co-chair of the 2014 New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference, and has organised events at the Whitechapel Gallery, London alongside the long term running of the EAVI nights in South East London and various club nights across the United Kingdom. As a programmer and performer he has worked with artists including Arto Lindsay, Caroline Bergvall, Phill Niblock, Rhodri Davies and Kaffe Matthews, and has performed throughout Europe and North America in a duo with Atau Tanaka. He has releases of his own music on Entr’acte, Quantum Natives and various other labels.
His PhD used Object Oriented Philosophy and Gilles Deleuze to explore our relationship to sounds and instruments as listeners and performers, in terms of encounters with musical objects. He is currently interested in new musical instruments and the discourses around them, how we stage and present concerts involving new musical technologies, and the cultural and critical spaces between academia and club culture.