Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • Jan 4th 2011 to Feb 25th 2011
Region
USA

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 multi-media works have been presented at venues
including Theater Artaud (San Francisco); ODC (San Francisco); The Kitchen (New
York); Whitney Museum (New York); the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne); and the
Krannert Art Museum (Illinois). Her multi-media opera Wunderkabinet—based on the Museum of Jurassic
Technology and created in collaboration with Matthew Brubeck and Christina
McPhee—has been presented at The LAB Gallery (San Francisco); REDCAT (Disney
Hall, Los Angeles); and Open Ears Festival (Toronto).

Pamela Z has toured extensively
throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous
festivals including Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center (New York); Interlink
(Japan); Other Minds (San Francisco); Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival
(Wuppertal, Germany); and La Biennale di Venezia (Italy). She is the recipient
of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital
Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, the ASCAP Music Award, an Ars
Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA and Japan/United States Friendship
Commission Fellowship.  She holds a
music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.