Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers and video.Artist Bio
Voci (Voices) incorporates live singing, real-time digital processing, vocal samples, and projected video. The work is a presentation of the human voice as anatomy, character, identifier, and communicator. Z weaves stories about the voice together with arias, non-verbal utterances, cries and whispers, and choruses of real and synthetically created voices, using her gesture-triggered Body Synth to trigger the sampled sounds. Through its layered, in-depth treatment of sonic material, Voci (Voices) illuminates some of our culturally defined assumptions about speaking and singing. The work includes video and film by Jeanne Finley and John Muse.
San Francisco, CA
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers and video. She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale and the Dakar Biennale. She’s created installation works and has composed scores for dance, film and new music chamber ensembles (including Kronos Quartet, Bagn on a Can Allstars and Ethel). Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital’s grant, the CalArts Alpert Award, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship and a Djerrassi Resident Artist Program residency.