Final Fridays: Pamela Z

Friday, January 28, 2011, 6 p.m.

VENUE: Artists Residency

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Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, and sampling technology. She creates solo works combining experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has composed and recorded scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her large-scale multimedia works have been presented at venues including Theater Artaud and ODC in San Francisco, and The Kitchen in New York, and her audio works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (NY) , the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert Art Museum (IL).

Pamela will perform live excerpts and present documentation from existing work and works-in-progress (including her new project "Memory Trace") using her voice, live processing, sampled sounds, gesture control, and interactive projected video. She will then discuss the work, giving insights on her creative process, take questions and answers from the audience, and give audience members a chance to interact with some of her tools and media.