Headlands Center for the Arts

Jeff Parker

california | music/sound
Artist in Residence Program 2018

Artist Statement

I am a multi-instrumentalist and composer. I explore a wide variety of musical mediums, the goal being to break through to something non-categorical and personal. I employ ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. For the past several years, I’ve been actively exploring the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract. My work employs sample-based technologies, analog and digital synthesis, and conventional and extended instrumental techniques.

While At Headlands

While at Headlands, I intend to continue to probe the collision of improvisation, contemporary audio music production, and the intersection of acoustic/analog and electronic/digital sounds. I look forward to discovering many new sonic possibilities in this distinctive and stimulating environment.

Selected Recordings

“Executive Life,” composed, arranged and performed by Jeff Parker. Produced by Jeff Parker and Paul Bryan. Featuring Jeff Parker: electric guitar, samplers and midi programming; Josh Johnson: alto saxophone; Paul Bryan: bass guitar; Jamire Williams: drums. From the album The New Breed by Jeff Parker (2016, International Anthem Recording Co.).

“Get Dressed,”  composition and production by Jeff Parker. Jeff Parker: guitar, samplers and midi programming. From the album The New Breed by Jeff Parker (2016, International Anthem Recording Co.).

“Slight Freedom,” composed, and performed by Jeff Parker. Featuring Jeff Parker: electric guitar and sampler. From the album Slight Freedom by Jeff Parker (2016, Eremite Records).

“Super Rich Kids,” composed by Frank Ocean (Christopher Breaux), arranged and performed by Jeff Parker. Featuring Jeff Parker: electric guitar and sampler. From the album Slight Freedom by Jeff Parker (2016, Eremite Records).

 

Personal Website

http://www.jeffparkersounds.com