Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Voice and Electronics » Pamela Z

FRESH SOUND in partnership with UCSD

The Loft
Price Center East, 4th Floor
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0077
La Jolla, CA 92093-0077
$15.00 / $10.00 students
7:30PM - Google Map - UCSD Walking Map to The Loft

Pamela Z, Voice and Electronics (San Francisco)

Composer/performer Pamela Z will give a concert of short works for voice, live electronics, and video including excerpts from her recent large-scale work Baggage Allowance. The evening will focus on the voice engaging with technology. Ms. Z will process and sample her live voice in real time, trigger vocal samples via a MIDI gesture controller, and use her singing and speaking voice to manipulate interactive video projections. The human voice (her own and the sampled speaking voices of others) continues to be Z’s primary sound source in the making of her work. She considers the combination of voice and electronic processing to be her chief instrument.


Pamela Z

Pamela Z is a composer/performer who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, sampled sounds, and The BodySynth™ gesture controller. She has also composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her audio works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney in NY and the Diözesanmueum in Cologne. She has toured throughout the US, Europe, and Japan in concerts and festivals including Bang on a Can, the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds, and the Venice Biennale. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship.