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Pamela Z
composer/performer/media artist
p a m e l a z (AT) p a m e l a z (POINT) c o m
www.pamelaz.com
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Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sounds, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she creates solo works integrating experimental extended voice, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her performance work, she has an increasing body of installation work including sound works and objects with embedded interactive sound and video. She has composed and recorded commissioned scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, New York’s Bang on a Can All-stars, Ethel (the NY-based string quartet), St Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, choreographer Brenda Way of ODC Dance, and experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer.

Her large-scale multi-media works have been presented at venues including Theater Artaud and ODC in San Francisco, The Kitchen in New York, and REDCAT in Los Angeles, and her media installation works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (NY) , the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert Art Museum (IL).  In 2005, she was one of three artists representing the US at Dak’ART, the Dakar Biennale (Senégal) for which she was commissioned to make a site-specific sound installation on Gorée Island.  Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, 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), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal, Germany). She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Music Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA and Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship.

Pamela Z is represented by Circuit Network.


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Education

Bachelor of Music (1978) in vocal music and education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, voice with John Paton

Selected Advanced Study

2009
Moving Image Media Artist workshop at 3LD (New York)
2004
MAX MSP & Jitter at CNMAT (Berkeley, CA)

1999

Butoh with Kazuo OHNO and Yoshito OHNO (Yokohama)
Japanese language at Kanda Gaigo College (Tokyo)
Noh at Kita Ryu with Richard Emmert (Tokyo)

Languages Studied

French, Japanese, Italian

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Grants and Awards

2017 New Music USA for composing the score for Stephan Koplowitz' Occupy for Axis Dance Company
2016 San Francisco Art Commission OPG Grant for Attention
  SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US) Lifetime Acheivement Award
  ASCAP Plus Award
  San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commission Grant for Pascal's Triangle
2015 Doris Duke Artist Impact Award
  ASCAP Plus Award
  Zellerbach Family Foundation for Memory Trace
2000-15 ASCAP Plus Music Awards
2014 American Composers Forum McKnight Visiting Artist Fellowship
  San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Musical Grant Program for recording Carbon Song Cycle
  ASCAP Plus Award
  CEC Artslink for collaboration with Turkish artist Nihan Devecioglu
  CCI Investing In Artists for Memory Trace
2013 San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commissioning Grant for Memory Trace
  Wallace Alexander Gerbode for Span
2012 MAP Fund for Carbon Song Cycle (with collaborator Christina McPhee)
  ASCAP Plus Award
 

New Music USA's Commissioning Music USA for Carbon Song Cycle

  Creative Work Fund with Kronos Quartet for Kronos Commission.
2011

United States Artists Projects, Crowd-funding for Baggage Allowance interactive web-based art work.

  CCI Grant for improving recording studio
  The Dale Djerassi Fellowship in recognition of a 2010 Djerrassi Artist Residency
  LEF Foundation grant for for Baggage Allowance interactive web-based art work.
2010

San Francisco Art Commission for Memory Trace

  Zellerbach Family Foundation support for the Room Series
2009 MAP Fund for Baggage Allowance
  ASCAP Plus Award
2008 University of Colorado Boulder, CO, College of Music Alumna of the Year
  Creative Work Fund with BAVC, San Francisco, CA for Baggage Allowance
  American Composer's Forum Subito Grant for Baggage Allowance
  Prixars Electronica, Linz Austria, Honorable Mention in Digital Musics Category
  ASCAP Plus Award
2007 Zellerbach Family Foundation project and artist support
  ASCAP Plus Award
2006 San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Grant for The Pendulum
  ASCAP Plus Award
2005 NEA and Irvine Foundation Support for Wunderkabinet
  ASCAP Plus Award
  American Composer's Forum Subito Grant for Metal/Vox/Water
2004 Guggenheim Fellowship
  Zellerbach Family Foundation project and artist support
2000-04 California Arts Council Touring Artists Initiative Grant
2002 Creative Capital Grant for Voci

  ASCAP Plus Award
  San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commission Grant
  Zellerbach Family Foundation project and artist support
2001 Tryon/McColl Center for Visual Art (Charlotte, NC) Artist Fellowship
  ASCAP Music Award
  CAC Artist Residencies for SoundWork workshops at The LAB
2000 ASCAP Music Award
1999 San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commission Grants
1994-98 CAC Artist Residencies for SoundWork workshops at The LAB
1998 CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts for Music

  Japan-US Friendship Commission/NEA Fellowship (6 months in Tokyo)

  San Francisco Bay Guardian "Goldie" Award
  LEF Foundation Support for Parts of Speech
  McKnight/American Composer's Forum Visiting Composer Fellowship
1993-99 California Arts Council Touring Artists Initiative Grant
  Meet the Composer Grants for appearances throughout the US
1997 San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commission Grant
1995 Minnesota (now American) Composer's Forum grant for Correspondence at LACE
  Xerox PARC PAIR (PARC Artist In Residence) program
1994 San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Commission Grant
1992 New Langton Arts Artist Projects Grant to develop Parts of Speech
1991 Zellerbach Family Foundation project and artist support
  LEF Foundation Support for Z Program V


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Performance History

2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1980s

2017 Ring Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) • David Ireland House (SF, CA) • Showcase Theater (San Rafael, CA) • ROOM Series (SF, CA) • CNMAT (Berkeley, CA) • Royce Gallery (SF, CA) • Knockdown Center (New York, NY) • Southside Theater (SF, CA) • Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, CA) • Yerba Buena Gardens (SF, CA)
2016 Society for Electroacoustic Music (SEAMUS) (Statesboro, GA) • Monarch (SF, CA) • The Exploratorium (SF, CA) • Le Laboratoire at MIT (Cambridge, MA) • The MET Breuer (New York, NY) • Berkely Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive (SF, CA) • Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center (Blacksburg, VA) • Memory Trace at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, CA) • Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, CA) • Harvard Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (Cambridge, MA) • ROOM Series (SF, CA) • SoundWave Festival at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (SF, CA) • Constellation (Chicago, IL) • Center for New Music (SF, CA) • Gassman Electronic Music Series (Irvine, CA) • The Independant (SF, CA) • McIntosh Theatre at Michigan University (Anne Arbor, MI) • CNMAT (Berkeley, CA)
2015
Lincoln Center (with Joan La Barbara) David Rubenstein Atrium (New York, NY) • New Music New College Sudakoff Hall (Saratoga, FL) • SPAN, an intermedia chamber work at Southside Theatre, Ft Mason Center, (SF, CA) • Foothill Electronic Music Festival, (Los Altos, CA) • Istanbul Technical University MIAM Center for advanced Studies in Music (Istanbul Turkey) • Bilkent University Music Department in Ankara (Turkey) • Luggage Store Gallery (SF, CA) • Garden of Memory (Oakland, CA) • Memory Trace at Royce Gallery (SF, CA)
2014
SOMArts Gallery (SF, CA) • Carbon Song Cycle at Joe Goode Annex (SF, CA) • ROOM Series with Joan La Barbara (SF, CA) • San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Sweet Thunder Festival (SF, CA) • Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, CA) • SoundWave Festival at Kanbar Forum (SF, CA) • Elastic City Festival (NY, NY) • Wayward Music Festival (Seattle, WA) • IUPUI Department of Music Technology (Indianapolis, IN) • Spectrum Gallery with Miya Masaoka (NY, NY) • Shafer Street Playhgouse at VCU (Richmond, VA) • Lou Rawls Theatre for the Performing Arts (Miami Gardens, FL) • Center for Visual Communications Project Space (Miami, FL) • Approximation Festival (Dusseldorf, Germany) • Center for New Music with Shinichi Iova-Koga (SF, CA)
2013
Kronos Quartet performing And the Movement of the Tongue, YBCA (SF, CA) • Other Minds Festival (SF, CA) • Carbon Song Cycle at Roulette (Brooklyn, NY) • SF Tape Music Festival at ODC Theater (SF, CA) • Artshare LA (LA, CA) • MIT CAST Spring Marathon (Boston, MA) • Carbon Song Cycle at BAM/PFA (Berkeley, CA) • Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC) • Casa Del Lago (Mexico City, Mexico) • Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, CA) • ROOM Series (SF, CA) • Baggage Allowance Exhibition at Bowling Green State University Fine Art Galleries (Bowling Green, OH) • University of Sussex CROMPT (Sussex, UK)
2012
Meredith Monk CD Release Concert @Joe’s Pub (NYC)  •  Hear/Now Festival of Sound Art (Pittsburgh, PA)  • TEDx Stanford (CA), ROOM Series (San Francisco) •  San Francsico Art Institute  •  ODC Commons w/ROVA (San Francisco)  • Live Arts @ Cyprian’s (San Francisco)  •  Music @ Noon (Santa Clara, CA)  •  Meridian Gallery (San Francisco)  •  SFSU SmartSpace Exhibition (San Francisco)  • ROOM Series (San Francisco, CA)  •  PulseArts Festival (Savannah, GA)
2011
Berkeley Arts Festival, Voice++ Festival (Victoria, BC, Canada): • Columbia College “Raw Space”, Chicago, IL  • Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley, MA  •  Disjecta (Portland, OR)  •  Gallery of Contemporary Art (UC Colorado Springs)  •  Elastic City (New York)  • ROOM Series (San Francisco, CA)  •  Festival Internacional de Poesia de Barcelona (Spain) Sound is the Movement (San Francisco, CA)  •  White Box Gallery (NYC)  •  Fresh Sounds Series (San Diego, CA)  • Garden of Memory, Oakland
2010
The Kitchen (NYC): Baggage Allowance • International Musikerinnen Festival, Berlin • Merkin Hall, New York: works for voice, electronics, & video •| Theater Artaud (San Francisco, CA): Baggage Allowance world premiere • IUPUI Intermedia Festival, Indianapolis IN • Krannert Arts Center, Champaign IL: solo concert including excerpts from Baggage Allowance • CNMAT, Berkeley: solo concert • UC Irvine, Gassmann Electronic Music Series. Irvine, CA • Cal State Long Beach, solo concert • Centre Stage Theater, shared concert, Santa Barbara, CA • 3LD, New York • Garden of Memory, Oakland • The Stone, NYC: solo concert • Royce Gallery, ROOM Series, San Francisco • Harlem Stage, NY: with Vijay Iyer • Teatro Manzoni, Milan Italy: with Vijay Iyer • California Institute of Integral Studios, San Francisco: solo concert • SFMoMA, San Francisco: performance/talk on Rauchenberg
2009
Xuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid Spain • UCSC Recital Hall, Santa Cruz, CA: solo concert • Seattle Film Forum: solo concert • Roulette, NY • Hamilton College Performance Arts Series • Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY • Wismer Theater, Chico CA • Evergreen Valley College, San Jose CA • San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF • MonkeyTown, NY • Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA • ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco, CA • Garden of Memory, Oakland • • Royce Gallery, San Francisco, CA: ROOM Series "Pipes" • HarvestWorks LISTEN IN festival at Roulette, NY • New Music New College, Sainer Pavilion, Sarasota, FL • Sushi, San Diego CA: Fresh Sounds Series • Switchboard New Music Festival, San Francisco • In the Mood for Food experimental dinner/concert series, Oakland, CA • California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA • Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY: works for voice & electronics • The Juilliard School, NYC: Pamela Z's Four Movements for Violoncello and Delays

2008

Bang on a Can Marathons at YBCA, SF and World Financial Center, NY • Experimental Intermedia NY • Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria: solo concert • Essl Museum, Linz Austria: solo concert • Digital Diaspora Conference, College Park, MD • University of Utah, SLC, UT: solo works for voice and electronics – and Canyonlands performing PZ's 20 Answers -- as part of the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composers Series • Chapel of the Chimes Winter Solstice Concert, San Francisco, CA • Capp Street Concert Hall, San Francisco, CA • Listen/Space, Brooklyn, NY • Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY • • The Pendulum Royce Gallery, San Francisco, CA • Royce Gallery, San Francisco: ROOM Summer 2008 Series • Garden of Memory, Oakland • Sonic Residues Festival, SUNY Stony Brook, NY • Milkbar, Oakland, CA • Stanford Lively Arts, Palo Alto, CA: performance with Vijay and Mike Ladd • Twenty Answers performed by Empyrean Ensemble, UC Davis, CA • Weisiger Theatre, Danville, KY

2007

Sons d'Hiver Festival in Paris, France. • Steim, Amsterdam • The Stone, NY • The Pendulum, Third Coast Audio Festival, Chicago IL • Colourscape Festival, London, UK • The Romanian, London, UK: concert with Alexander Balanescu • Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy • Musica+Videoarte+Convegno, Rome, Italy • The DIA: Beacon, NY: performance of Four Movements for Cello and Delays as part of Notable Women: A Celebration of Women Composers • Chelsea Art Museum, NY • Tipitina's, New Orleans LA • 21 Grand, Oakland, CA • Voci at Washington Performing Arts Society, DC • Wunderkabinet, Open Ears Festival in Canada • Sonic Gestures Recombinant Media Labs, San Francisco • Royce Gallery, San Francisco: ROOM Series • The Tenri Center, New York • Earlham College Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall in Richmond, Indiana • Les Sept Lézards, Paris FR • Metal/Vox/Water Duke Performances Nasher Auditorium, Durham NC • Ethel Dreams of Temporal Disturbances performed by the string quartet ETHEL, Morrison Artists Series at the San Francisco State University
2006 APOSITSIA Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia • Long Arms Festival, Moscow, Russia • Vijay Iyer's Still Life with Commentator BAM Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York • Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY • Royce Gallery, Room Series with Joëlle Léandre, San Francisco, CA • Edgetone Music Summit, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA • Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY • Z Program 50, Royce Gallery, San Francisco, CA, • Garden of Memory, Oakland • Republic, Salzburg, Vienna • Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CA • The Stone, NY • Benefit for the American Music Center, The Cutting Room, NY • Metal/Vox/Water, Instituto Cultural Leon, Mexico • Symphony Space, NYC • UNC Chapel Hill with Vijay Iyer, Chapel Hill, NC • Voices on the Edge Festival, Fullerton CA • Voci, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest Hungary
 

Performance History 2006-2012 | 2000-2005| 1995-1999| 1980-1994 | 1980s | Full CV


2005 Metal/Vox/Water, University of Pittsburgh Spectrum Series, Bradford, PA • premiere of Ethel Dreams of Temporal Disturbances, performed by the string quartet Ethel, Krannert Arts Center, Champagne-Urbana, IL • Premiere of Wunderkabinet, The LAB, San Francisco, CA • Les 7 Lézards with Joëlle Léandre, Paris, France • All Frontiers Festival, Monfalcone, Italy • Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY • "Cooler in the Shade" Series at Lotus Arts in New York, NY with Vijay Iyer • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO • The Stone, New York, NY • Bayennale, Drum Machine Museum in San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA, USA • Garden of Memory: at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA • The LAB in San Francisco, CA • Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center in Chicago, IL • GASP Gallery in Boston, MA • Off-Market Theater, concert of works for Disklavier, San Francisco, CA
2004 Z Program Ten: CD release Event for Pamela Z's "A Delay is Better", The LAB Gallery, San Francisco, CA • The Knitting Factory East coast CD Release for "A Delay is Better", New York, NY • New York premiere of Voci (Voices), The Kitchen, New York • City of Women Festival. Kosovel Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia • El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY • The Marsh in San Francisco, CA • Subtle Technologies Festival, Toronto, Canada • La Biennale de l'art africain contemporain DAK'ART 2004, Dakar, Senigal • Harvestworks Mixing it Up! Festival, The Apple Store, SOHO, New York, NY • The LAB's 20th Anniversary Series, San Francisco, CA • Chelsea Art Museum, New York • Powering Up/Powering Down Festival, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), San Diego, CA • Experimental Intermedia, New York, NY
2003 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Madrid, Spain • La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale , Venice, Italy • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD • 21 Grand, Oakland, CA • The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA • Northsix, Brooklyn, NY • ExB Associazione Culturale, Bologna, Italy • Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA • Premiere of Four Movements for Violoncello and Delays, The Dia Center, New York, NY • Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, ON Canada • Spring Reverb Festival, La Antigua Bodega de Papel, Tijuana, Mexico • Museum of Contempoary Art, San Diego, CA • Premiere of Voci (Voices), a ODC Theater, San Francisco • Tuva Space, Berkeley with the Cornelius Cardew Choir, Oakland, CA
2002 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. • Mills College, Oakland, CA. • Klangpark, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria • 21 Grand, Oakland, CA • Beyond Music Sound Festival VI, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA • shared evening with Joan Jeanreneaud, Noe Valley Music Series, San Francisco, CA • ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA • Electric Words Festival, Venue 9, San Francisco, CA • Garden of Memory, Oakland, CA • San José Museum of Art, San José, CA • Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. (Sponsored by the Women's Philharmonic.) • San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA • Tonic with Peter Kowald, New York, NY • SF Alt Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA • NewTown's Sonic Gallery, Pasadena, CA • "Remixing: sound/body/performance", CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts), UC San Diego, Santa Cruz Festival of Performance (with Robert Dick), Santa Cruz, CA • Music on the Hill series with The Qube Chix, San Francisco • San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, San Francisco, CA • Performance/Installation Forensic Art, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA • Harvestworks, New York, NY • Online Web Performance as part of HTMlles Festival, CCRMA, Stanford, CA /Société des Arts Technologiques, Montréal, QC Canada • CalArts CEAIT Festival, Roy O. Disney Hall, Valencia, CA
2001 Art and Technology Festival, The Juilliard School in New York, NY • Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, OH • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA • Bruno's, San Francisco, CA • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC • ASCAP "Thru the Walls", The Cutting Room in New York, NY • Premiere of Persistence for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA • Persistence performed by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, War Memorial Arts Center, San Francisco, CA • The Knitting Factory, New York, NY • Banff New Media Institute in Alberta, Canada • The LAB in San Francisco, CA • McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA • Gaijin, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA • Oroville State Theater, Oroville, CA •
2000 The Juilliard School, New York, NY • Bang On A Can Marathon, Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, Brooklyn, NY • "Words and Voices" Festival, DAI, Heidelberg, Germany • collaboration with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA • Z Program 8 (Infinity), Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA • Galerie Epikur with Peter Kowald, Wuppertal, Germany • Bone Music at Bang On A Can, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Kampenagel, Hamburg, Germany • 848 Space, San Francisco, CA • "Avant Yard" Series, Zeum, San Francisco, CA • McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA • Dartmouth College with Eric Lyon, Hanover, NH • San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Cellspace • The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA • Diözesanmuseum, Köln, Germany • Columbia College, Chicago, IL • Common Sense Composers' Collective "Shuffle Show", Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
 

Performance History 2006-2012 | 2000-2005| 1995-1999| 1980-1994 | 1980s | Full CV


1999 Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center The Schmetterling with Bang On A Can Allstars at in New York, NY • SoundCulture '99 Festival, Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, Auckland, New Zealand • Diego Rivera Theatre, City College, San Francisco • excerpts from Gaijin, NewOp 8 Festival, Le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada • CellSpace, BurningArt, San Francisco • Mills College in Oakland, CA • Edge Gallery/Bug Theatre, Denver, CO • Kenchouji Temple with TONO Tamami, Kamakura, Japan • MANDA-LA2 with ADACHI Tomomi and Yuko Nexus6, Kichijoji, Japan • Milk, Ebisu, Tokyo • International House,Tokyo • Live score for Bridge (Hatchi) Sphere Mex, Tokyo
1998 Premiere performance of The Schmetterling with the Bang on a Can Allstars, The Knitting Factory, New York, NY • The Schmetterling with The Bang on a Can Allstars, Other Minds Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco • Pina Bausch's Festival 25th Anniversary Festival, Pavillon, Wuppertal, Germany • Parts of Speech, Theater Artuad, San Francisco • Opus 415 Composer's Marathon, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco • University of California Irvine, CA • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA • The Schmetterling with the Bang on a Can Allstars, Angel Oresanz Foundation Center for the Arts, New York, NY • XYZ w/ Amy X Neuburg and J Y, Venue 9, San Francisco • Gallery 8 Late Night Series, The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN • Shifting Conditions in the Southland with California E.A.R. Unit, LA County Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Tage für Live-Elektronik Musik, Musik-Akademie der Stadt, Basel, Switzerland • Other Minds Festival with Laeititia Sonami, Donald Swearingen, and Visual Brains, Cowell Theatre, San Francisco, CA • Theater Artaud's Annual Performance Marathon., San Franciso, CA • Palermo di Scena" Festival, Santa Maria allo Spasimo, Palermo, Italy • "Six Exquisites" Sound Art Festival, Tacoma, Spokane, and Seattle WA • Shared evening with Lukas Ligeti, Alte Schmiede, Vienna, Austria • Live soundscores for animated short films with Sprocket Ensemble, Venue 9, San Francisco, CA • Modern Chamber Players' New Music Festival, University College of Music Theatre , Boulder, CO • Studio 4, Oakland, CA • The LAB with Lukas Ligeti, San Francisco, CA • Castro Theatre with Club Foot Orchestra, San Francisco, CA
1996 Bang on a Can Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY • Japan Interlink Festival in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, and Sapporo, Japan • Z Program 40, The LAB, San Francisco, CA • Festival of Improvisers, Footwork, San Francisco, CA • The Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT • Ventura Chamber Music Festival with Kotoist/Composer Miya Masaoka, Ventura, CA • Parts of Speech, SoundCulture '96 Festival, New Langton Arts San Francisco, CA • San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Performed 'M' by Louis Andriessen with visuals by Peter Greenaway with The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA • San Jose Tech Museum in San Jose, CA • Sonic Circuits Festival of Electronic Arts The Red Eye Theatre in Minneapolis, MN • DUETS, The LAB, San Francisco, CA • Correspondence with 77hz, LACE, Los Angeles, CA • CRCA Interarts Festival at the Center for Research in Computer Arts in San Diego, CA, The LAB's "Utopia Dystopia" Conference at at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA • performed A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil by Erling Wold, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 

Performance History 2006-2012 | 2000-2005| 1995-1999| 1980-1994 | 1980s | Full CV


1994 ReSounding, Secession Gallery's "Site as Sound" series, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA • John Cage Memorial Concert in collaboration with New Music Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA • DICE Festival, The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
1993 COCA Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA • New Music Theatre "CageFest '93", Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA • CBGB'S "Gallery 313" with the Qube Chix, New York, NY • Renova Gallery, Warren, CT • Parts of Speech, The Marsh, San Francisco, CA • The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO • Dream Encoding, New Music Theatre, the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA • Circle of Bone with The Qube Chix, University of Nebraska Theater, Omaha, NB • The LAB, San Francisco, CA • New Music Theatre, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1992 Performed the roles of Dorabella and Fiordigli, K. Atchley's Cosi Fan Tutti, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY • CBGB's Gallery 313, New York, NY • "CageFest '92", Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA • Bucknell University, Bucknell, PA • CBGB's Gallery, New York, NY • EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO • Outdoors in Oakland, Ellen Webb Dance Company, Oakland, CA • New Music Café, New York, NY • Z program V, Life on the Water, San Francisco, CA • SonicWorks Festival, DiversWorks, Houston, TX
1991 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA • Stich-Tche-Na-Ko in with The Qube Chix, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA • Composer to Composer, Telluride, CO • Lollapalooza festival, Shoreline Amphitheater, Oakland, CA • String of Pearls mini-operas • Life on the Water in San Francisco, CA • SOON 3's Ace Taboo, Cowell Theatre, San Francisco, CA • The Deep Listening Series with Richard Zvonar and David Ziccarelli • Colorado New Music Association, The Mercury Café, Denver, CO • "Z program 3 or 4", The Lab, San Francisco, CA
1990 Roulette, New York, NY • A conversation with Brian Eno as part of the Deep Listening Festival, Life on the Water, San Francisco, CA • Penny Lane, Boulder, CO • the Art Department Gallery, Denver, CO • New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA • Stockhausen's Originale, New Music Theatre, Theatre Artaud, San Francisco, CA • Invisible Site, George Coates Performance Works, San Francisco, CA • Z Songs, Gary Palmer Dance Company, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
1980s Great American Music Hall with Negativland, San Francisco, CA • Z program 2.5, Studio Four, San Francisco, CA • Penny Lane, Boulder, CO • Z program II, New Performance Gallery, San Francisco, CA • Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO • Z program ONE, The LAB, San Francisco, CA • Club DV8 with Nina Hagen, San Francisco, CA • New Langton Arts with John Melcher and Philip Aaberg, San Francisco, CA • IMPACT New Music Series, Club 9, San Francisco, CA • Media, San Francisco, CA • Paradise Lounge, San Francisco, CA • The Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA • Freight & Salvage, Berkeley • The BayBrick, San Francisco, CA

Performance History 2006-2012 | 2000-2005| 1995-1999| 1980-1994 | 1980s | Full CV


Personal Details | Education | Grants and Awards | Performance History | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Works and Commissions | Discography| Voice-Over/Narration | Residencies | Teaching Experience | Guest Lectures and Panels | Bibliography | Professional Associations

Solo Museum and Gallery Exhibitions

Bowling Green State University Fine Art Galleries: Baggage Allowance (Oct-Nov 2013)

Arc Gallery Project Space: Memory Trace (May 2012)

Krannert Art Museum: Baggage Allowance (January-April 2010)

Chico University Art Gallery: Parts of Speech (Oct-Nov 2009)

Recombinant Media Labs: Sonic Gestures (2007)

Group Museum and Gallery Exhibitions

SOMArts Gallery: La Reproduction Interdite and Suitcase (San Francisco, CA 2014)

McColl Center for Visual Art: Suitcase, Baggage Allowance (single-channel), and Fount (2012)

Recombinant Media Labs: SFEMF exhibition Metal/Voice (2006)

Tang Museum sound installation: Lift (Saratoga Springs, NY 2005)

Hellenic Museum Art of Artist Statement exhibition Declaratives in the First Person (Chicago 2005)

The Kitchen: New Sound New York Morrow Cube Sound Syrinx (New York 2004)

La Biennale de l'art africain contemporain DAK'ART Just Dust (Dakar, Senigal 2004)

The Design Center Sound Migrations Syrinx four-channel version (Los Angeles, CA 2004)

The LAB Gallery Annual Art Auction sound works (San Francisco, CA 2004, 2003, 2002)

San Jose Museum of Art Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California Gallery screening of performance works, (San Jose, CA 2002)

CCA Gallery CCA Fall Faculty Exhibition Geekspeak, 2-channel sound work (Oakland 2002)

List Visual Art Center, MIT Race in Digital Space Regular Verbs 2-channel sound installation (Cambridge, MA 2001)

Whitney Museum of American Art Bitstreams Geekspeak (New York 2001)

Tryon Center for Visual Art (now McColl), Resident Artists Exhibition gallery screening of performance works (Charlotte, NC 2001)

Whitney Museum of American Art I am sitting in a room Geekspeak (New York 2000)

Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum "Walkmen" Exhibition And on Your Left… (Cologne, Germany 2000)


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Works and Commissions

INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE WORKS  
Memory Trace, 2015
ROOM Series presents, Royce Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Span, 2015
With visual artist Carole Kim, Premiered Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Carbon Song Cycle, 2013
New Music Bay Area, premiered Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Memory Trace 2011 Performance version Premiered Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Baggage Allowance 2010
Premiered Z Space @ Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
The Pendulum 2007
Premiered Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago, IL
Wunderkabinet 2005
Commissioned by The LAB, premiered at The LAB, San Francisco, CA (Collaboration with Matthew Brubeck & Christina McPhee)
Voci 2003
Premiered ODC Theater, San Francisco
Gaijin 2001
Premiered Theater Artaud, San Francisco
Mona Lisa 1996
Japan Interlink Festival, joint commission w/ Laetitia Sonami, Donald Swearingen, premiered Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo
Parts of Speech 1995
Premiered Theatere Artaud, San Francsico, CA
Correspondence 1995
The American Composer's Forum joint commission with 77Hz. Premiered at LACE, Los Angeles, CA
   
CHAMBER WORKS
 
And the Movement of the Tongue, 2012
Kronos Quartet, premiered 2013 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Twenty Answers, 2008
Empyrean Ensemble, premiered UC Davis, CA
Ethel Dreams of Sonic Disturbances 2005
Ethel (string quartet), premiered Krannert Arts Center, IL
Four Movements for Cello & Delays 2003
Orchestra of St. Luke's, premiered DIA Center, NY
Persistence 2001
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, premiered Yerba Buena Center, San Francsico, CA
The Schmetterling 1998
Bang On A Can People's Commissioning Fund, Premiered Knitting Factory, NY
Shifting Conditions in the Southland 1998
California E.A.R. Unit, Premiered LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Layers 1997
Mrs. Ralph I. Dorfmann, joint commission w/ Lukas Ligeti. Premiered The LAB, San Francisco, CA
   
DANCE SCORES
 
Multiple Mary Invisible Jane 2014 Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, premiered Hastings Law College wall, San Francisco, CA
Fantasia upon a moment... 2012 Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, premiered at Z Space, San Francisco, CA
Reveries and Elegies 2012 Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, premiered at Milkbar, Oakland, CA
Sympathetic 2011 Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, premiered San Francisco, CA
Waving Not Drowning 2010
Brenda Way, ODC Dance, premiered Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Woman Invisible to Herself 2010 Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, premieredat Milkbar, Oakland, CA
The Ballad of PollyAnn 2008
Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, premiered SomArts, San Francisco, CA
How To Be A Citizen 2003
Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, a dance work honoring 100 years of protest in San Francisco, Ferry Building Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Mission Wall Dances 2002
Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, three-storey mural wall at Harrison and Alameda Streets. San Francisco, CA
The Economics of Place 2001
Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, premiered 418 Project, Santa Cruz, CA
Hashi (Bridge) 1999
Maureen Freehill Butoh, Sphere Mex, Tokyo
Copra Dock Dances 1999
Jo Kreiter. Flyaway Productions, Islais Creek crane, San Francisco, CA
Batman, No Robin 1996
High Risk Group, premiered The LAB, San Francisco, CA
Hoist 1996 Jo Kreiter, Flyaway Productions, premiered Brady Street Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Quivering Mass 1996
Ann Bluethenthal and Dancers, premiered ODC Performance Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Outdoors in Oakland 1992 Ellen Webb Dance Company, Downtown Oakland, CA
Z Songs 1990
Gary Palmer Dance Company, Theater Artaud, San Francisco
   
FILM AND VIDEO SCORES
 
Fat Chance 2012
Jeanne Finley & Mel Day
Lover/Other 2005 Barbara Hammer
Language Lessons 2002 Jeanne Finley + John Muse
O Night Without Objects 1997 Jeanne Finley + John Muse
Wind Water Wings 1995 Barbara Klutinas
Tender Fictions 1995 Barbara Hammer
San Francisco Arts All Over the Map 1993 Searchlight Films
Diese Jugen 1984 Elena-María Bey

SOUND AND INSTALLATION WORKS
 
La Reproduction 2014 Premiered at SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Memory Trace 2012
Premiered at ARC Project Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fount 2012
McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte NC and Developing Environments, SF, CA
Baggage Allowance 2010
Premiered at Krannert Museum of Art, Champain, IL
Parts of Speech (installation) 2009 University Art Museum, Chico, CA
Timepiece Triptych 2008
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Sonic Gestures 2007 NexMap, premiered Recombinant Media Labs
Lift 2005 The Tang Museum, sound installation for the Elevator Music Series
Just Dust 2004 Dak'Art (Dakar Biennale), sound installation for the Maison des Esclaves, Gorée Island
Syrinx 2004
The Kitchen New York NY and Pacific Design Center Los Angeles CA
Live/Work 2000 Surround Sound Work Commissioned by Starkland Recordings
Parts of Speech (radio piece) 1995 New American Radio/ San Francisco Arts Commission
Trying to Reach You 1989 New American Radio
   
Selected SHORT WORKS FOR VOICE & ELECTRONICS Echolocation (1984),Pearls, The Gem of the Sea (1984), Pop Titles 'You' (1986), In The Other World (1986), Badagada (1988), Sustain (1990), In Tymes of Olde (1991), Bone Music (1992), The MUNI Section (1995), Questions (1995), Number 3 (1997), Metal/Vox/Water (2001), Birdvoice (2003), Gradual Quartet (2003), Typewriter (2003), Declaratives (2005), Broom (2008), Sixteen Actions (2009), Flare Stains (2010), Unknown Person (2010), Memory Trace (2011)

 


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Discography

A Tribute to Björk's Homogenic Jóga (Björk) UnderCover Presents CD (2016)

Below The Radar 22 Declaratives in the First Person (Z) WIRE UK (2016)

American Modern Ensemble: Mavericks Declaratives in the First Person (Z) American Modern Recordings CD (2015)

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd: Holding It Down (Pamela Z: voice & electronics, and co-composer on Cleaning Up the Mess and Been There Done That), Pi Recordings CD (2013)

Monk Mix Scared Song (Monk), House Foundation for the Arts CD (2012)

Crosstalk Declaratives in the First Person (Z), Bridge CD (2008)

Lisle Ellis: Sucker Punch Requiem (Pamela Z: voice & electronics, Oliver Lake: saxophones, George Lewis: trombone, Holly Hoffman: flutes, Mike Wofford: piano, Susie Ibarra: drums & percussion, Lisle Ellis: bass), Hencforth Records CD 616892911227 (2008)

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd: Still Life with Commentator (Pamela Z: voice & electronics, lead vocal and co-composer on Mess Hall and There is a Man Slouching...), Pi Recordings CD (2007)

John Cage: Postcard From Heaven (Victoria Jordanova: harps, Pamela Z: voices), Arpaviva CD 001(2006)

Ethel: Light Ethel Dreams of Temporal Disturbances (Z), Cantelope CD CA20137 (2006)

Deep Wireless 2 Pop Titles 'You' (Z) New Adventures in Sound Art CD (2005)

Pamela Z: A Delay is Better (solo album) Starkland, CD ST-213 (2004)

Peter Kowald: Global Village Trio Mvts I, II, & III (Kowald, Gottschalk, and Z), Free Elephant CD 001(2004)

Bitstreams Sound works from the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Geekspeak (Z) Whitney CD (2001)

Visions No. 3 (Z), Emit Series, Emit Series, CD (2002)

Homo Sonorus 50 for Charles Amirkhanian (Z), Kunstradio CD (2001)

Immersion Live/Work (Z), Starkland DVD-audio (5.1 surround) ST-2010 (2000)

Emergency Music Caught (Z), CRI CD 770 (1998)

Scott Rosenberg IE For Large Ensemble voices, Barely Auditable CD (1997)

Sonic Circuits IV Geegspeak (Z), Innova CD 113 (1996)

Dice 2 Parts (Z) and Questions (Trip) (Z), Isthar CD 002 (1996)

State of the Union State (Z) Atavistic CD (1996)

From A to Z In Tymes of Olde (Z), and Obsession, Addiction, and the Aristotelian (Z and Imhoff) Starkland CD ST-203 (1993)

Dice The Qube Chix: Bald Boyfriend (Z) Isthar CD 001 (1993)

State of the Union State (Z) Arrest CD AR 003 (1992)

Komotion International Vol. 11 Pearls, the Gem of the Sea (Z) Spirit Records LP, CD, CS (1991)

Pamela Z: Echolocation (solo album) ZED, CS (1987)

 

 

 


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Narration/Voice-Over Work (for audio samples, click here.)

FILM
 
2011
Kicking the Notes the Toradze Way
Narration (Emmy-winning WNET Public Broadcast documentary)
2006
Spectropia
Voice of talking gun (feature film by Toni Dove)
1999
The Weather Underground
Narration (feature documentary by Sam Green)
1999
O Night Without Objects
On-screen narration (documentary film by Jeanne Finley + John Muse
2004 Alive in Limbo
Narration (feature documentary film by Erica Marcus and Hrabba Gunnarsdottir)
1999 The Weather Underground
Narration (feature documentary by Sam Green)
1999 O Night Without Objects
On-screen narration (documentary film by Jeanne Finley + John Muse)
1998 The Adventures of Blacky
Narration (film by Jeanne Finley + John Muse)
TELEVISION  
2003-2006 Spark!
Series Narration (Weekly Arts Series on KQED TV, San Francisco)
1995-1996 San Francisco Arts: All Over the Map
Narration (SF Art Commission/Hotel Tax Fund-sponsored tourist promo spots, San Francisco)
MISC. NARRATION Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Narration for Magna Carta exhibition audio tour (Antenna Audio)
  Eragon (video game)
Vocal during dragon fight (Stormfront Audio)
  Adobe Evolve
Narration for Adobe software promo (eMotion Studios)
  Adobe Youth Voices
Narration for Adobe youth program promo (eMotion Studios)
  Getty Museum Tours
Narration for painting exhibition (Antenna Audio)
  Sonoma County Wine Country
Narration for Wine Country tour (Antenna Audio)
  Steelcase
Office furniture promotion (eMotion Studios)
  HWB Hard Drives
Narration for hard drive promotion (eMotion Studios)

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Residencies

2015 The American Composer's Forum McKnight Visiting Composer Fellowship for a 2015 two-month residency in the Twin Cities
2012 McColl Center for Visual Art, three-month artist residency
2011 Montalvo Artist Center Lucas Artists Program two-month composer residency
2010 Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA, one-month composer residency
2001 Tryon (now McColl) Center for Visual Art for three-month artist residency
  Harvestworks (NY) residency for recording and developing interactive performance technlology.
2000 Dartmouth College, Visiting Artist Residency, Hanover, NH
  California Arts Council Artist In Residence Program for 2000-2001 SoundWORK Workshops
1998 Japan-US Friendship Commission/NEA Fellowship for a 1999 six month residency in Tokyo
1997 The American Composer's Forum McKnight Visiting Composer Fellowship for a 1998 two-month residency in the Twin Cities
1996 California Arts Council Artist in Residency Grant for Sound and Performance Workshops at The LAB
1995 California Arts Council Artist in Residency Grant for Sound and Performance Workshops at The LAB
1994 California Arts Council Artist in Residency Grant for Sound and Performance Workshops at The LAB
  Xerox PARC for PAIR (PARC Artist In Residence) Program, Palo Alto, CA
1993 Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Spgs. PA for a two-week artist residency with The Qube Chix
  University of Nebraska, Omaha for The Qube Chix performance residency to develop Circle of Bone
1992 Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, PA for a solo artist residency
1989 The Exploratorium Artist in Residency Program for the development of Pamela Z Plays the Exploratorium, Literally

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Teaching Experience

  COLLEGE COURSES AND SEMINARS
2013 San Francisco Art Institute, 3rd Street Campus, San Francsico, CA: SoundWORK
2008 Centre College, Danville, KY "CentreTerm" visiting artist seminar in alternative composition techniques
2002 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, graduate fine arts seminar Sound, Performance, and Alternative Composition
  San Francisco State University Department of Conceptual and Information Arts: Edge City sound, performance, and alternative composition course
2001 San Francisco State University Art Department, Experimental Music undergraduate seminar
1997-1998 San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Department, Sound Art and Audio Production
1997 San Francisco State University Department of Conceptual and Information Arts, Sound, Performance, and Alternative Composition
1993 California College of the Arts (CCA), Oakland, CA: The Extended Performer graduate seminar
 

WORKSHOPS

2012 Pamela Z Arts, San Francisco, CA SoundWork eight-week sound, performance, and
alternative composition workshop
2009 Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA sound workshop for students and local residents
2008 Royce Gallery, San Francisco, SoundWork eight-week sound, performance, and alternative composition workshop
  Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, SoundWork four-week sound, performance, and alternative composition workshop
2006 Das Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, one-week visiting artist residency in collaboration with Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, and Ibrahim Qureshi
1994-2008 Compasspoint Non-Profit Services, San Francisco, CA, technology workshops
1994-2002 Media Alliance, San Francisco, technology workshops
2001 Oroville State Theater, Oroville, CA, sound, performance, and alternative composition workshop
1994-2001 The LAB Gallery (through a CAC residency), San Francisco, multiple SoundWork eight-week sound, performance, and alternative composition workshops
2000 McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, CA, sound workshop for students and local residents
1998 Interact Center, Minneapolis, MN, SoundWork eight-week sound, performance, and alternative composition workshop
1993 & 96 Mountain View School System, Mountain View, CA: Music in Action performance/workshops in elementary schools
1994 The Exploratorium, San Francisco: interactive sound workshops (participants of all ages)
1993 The Clayton School, Denver, CO: vocal workshop with grammar school students in the "Visiting Artist" program
1991 MacAteer Performing Arts High School, San Francisco: workshop in alternative composition techniques
  PUBLIC SCHOOLS
1980-81 Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO: full-time Music Teacher (K-6)
1979-80 Denver Public Schools, Boulder Valley School District, Jefferson County Schools (CO), substitute teaching, all subjects, K-12

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Guest Lectures and Panels

2015 School of Visual Art, New York, Guest Lecture
  NYU Music Department, New York, NY: visiting artist lecture
  Pratt College, Brooklyn, New York, Guest Lecture
2014 School of Visual Art, New York, Guest Lecture
  Pratt College, Brooklyn, New York, Guest Lecture
  NYU Music Department, New York, Guest Lecture
2013 School of Visual Art, New York, Guest Lecture
2012 School of Visual Art, New York, Guest Lecture
  NYU Music Department, New York, Guest Lecture
2011 School of Visual Art, New York, Guest Lecture
  Pratt College, Brooklyn, New York, Guest Lecture
2010 CNMAT, Berkeley, CA: lecture in conjunction with the VoxTAP (Voice in Theory, Art, and Practice) working group.
  Pratt College, Brooklyn, New York, Guest Lecture
  California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS): lecture in HyperOpera class
  University of California, Irvine CA: lecture as part of the Gassmann Electronic Music Series
  Cal State Long Beach, CA: lecture on multimedia performance and sound art
  Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA: lecture for music students
  California Institute of Integral Studios, San Francisco: lecture/demonstration
  Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF in San Francisco, CA: lecture on personalized use of MaxMSP in performance, Cycling 74's Expo74
2009 University of Washington, Seattle, WA: lecture as part of the "Writing for their Lives" program
  UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA: panel on Electronic Media and Diversity as part of ISIM Fourth Annual Conference
  California State University Long Beach, CA: "Architecture of Sound" panel on the future of sound and emergent technology in design
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY: guest lecture for Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening class
  California State University Chico, CA: lecture on sound and performance
  Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA, lecture at ARTiculate Global Arts Festival
  Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF San Francisco, CA, lecture-demo as part of Cycling 74's Expo74 at USA
2008 University of Colorado, Boulder, College of Music: commencement address
2007 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Composition Colloquium Series
  21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA: panel "This Music Defies Categorization"
  Earlham College Carpenter Hall, Richmond, Indiana Artist and Lecture Series at Goddard Auditorium: lecture
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2004 Lecture-demo, Brooklyn College Composers' Forum and the Center for Computer Music Seminars. at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music – CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
  Performance/Demonstration using MAX MSP and ProTools software in the auditorium at the SOHO Apple Store, NYC
  Lecture-Demo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York. (ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOUNDATION's Arts Electric Introductions Series)
  Lecture/Demonstration at Powering Up/Powering Down, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), San Diego, CA
2003 Artist talk with Salah Hassan, Cheryl Finley, and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, the American Center Auditorium, Dakar, Senégal
2002 Panel discussion, Bay Area Women's Symposium, San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum in San Francisco, CA
2001 Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH, Digital Media and Sound Art (lectures and individual student mentoring)
  Talk as part of the Art and Technology Festival, The Juilliard School , New York, NY
  Lecture/Demo, San Francisco State University Art Department, San Francisco, CA
  Lecture/Demo, Charles Boone's Sound Art class, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  Presentation at Human Voice/Computer Vox Conference, Banff New Media Institute, Alberta, Canada
  Lecture/Demo, The Juilliard School, New York, NY
2000 Shared Talk with Akio Suzuki, SoundCulture '99, Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, Auckland, New Zealand
  Panel presented by BurningArt, CellSpace, San Francisco
1999 Lecture/demo (with Japanese Translation by Christopher Blasdel), International House, Tokyo
1998 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA, visiting guest lecturer and individual student mentoring

 


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Bibliography

Books

Robert Raines “Pamela Z” Composition in the Digital World ISBN 978-0-19-935703-1, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pages 306-316, 2015

Renate da Rin and Willima Parker, Giving Birth to Sound: Women in Creative Music. Buddy's Knife, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-00-0049279-2

Jennifer Kelly, In Her Own Words: Converstions with Composers in the United States. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield. ISBN 978-0-252-03759-7. pp. 210–227.

Charles Hiroshi Garret, ed The Grove Dictionary of American Music (Pamela Z). Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195314281.

Tara Rodgers Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound Pamela Z, Language, Machines, Embodiment Duke University Press Books, ISBN 0822346737.

Cathy Lane "Pamela Z interview" Playing with Words, The spoken word in artistic practice ISBN 978 0 955 8273 3 4 CRISAP, RGAP Distributed in the U.K. and Europe by Cornerhouse Publications, pages 34-36, 2008

David Rothenberg Why Birds Sing, Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-07135-X. pp. 203–204

Herman S. Gray Cultural Moves: African Americans and the Politics of Representation, American Crossroads, ISBN-10: 0520241444, 2004

Pamela Z "A Tool is Tool" Women in New Media, edited by Judy Malloy, MIT Press, Cambridge MA/London England, 2003

Dmitry Bulatov "Pamela Z, USA", Homo Sonorus, An International Anthology of Sound Poetry, The National Center for Contemporary Art (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) 2001

Michael Black, David Levy, and Pamela Z "Artscience Sciencart" by Art and Innovation, edited by Craig Harris, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA/London, England, page 210-247, 1999

Irene Borger "Pamela Z Interview: June 28, 1998" The Force of Curiousity, Published by California Institute of the Arts and the Alpert Award, page 299-323, 1999

Kyle Gann "Pamela Z" American Music in the Twentieth Century, ISBN-10: 002864655X, Schirmer Books, page 383, 1997

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Journals

George Lewis "The Virtual Discourses of Pamela Z" Journal of the Society for American Music, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge MA, Volume 1, Number 1, pages 57-77, February 2007

Francis-Marie Uitti "Pamela Z" by Contemporary Music Review: IMPROVISATION, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Edinburgh, pages 587-589, Vol. 25, Nos 5/6, October/December 2006

Stephen Wilson "Gesture: Pamela Z" Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology, The MIT Press, Cambridge MA/ London, England, pages 745-746, 2002, 1st edition November 30, 2001

Tom Sellar "Parts of Speech, Pamela Z interviewed" Theater, Volume 30, Number 2, page 59, Spring 2000

Magazines

George Lewis "Pamela Z, Baggage Allowance" ART FORUM December 2014

Brian Morton "Pamela Z, A Delay is Better" The Wire May 2005

Alicia Zuckermaan "Pamela Z" New York Magazine November 1, 2004

The New Yorker "Pamela Z: Voci" November 1, 2004

Pamela Z "Audible Image/Visible Sound: Donald Swearingen's Living Off The List" 21st Century Music, Vol 8, No. 1, January 2001

Kathy Kennedy "A few facets of Pamela Z" Musicworks, Number 76, page 5, Spring 2000

Pamela Z "Talking Music at Davies Hall: American Mavericks/Maveric Icons" 21st Century Music, Vol. 7 No. 8, August 2000

Julainne Sumich "Sound Culture '99 Footnotes in Folie FX and Eliptical Fields" Art New Zealand, Number 91, Winter 1999

John Weber, Curator of Education & Public Programs SFMOMA "Witness Pamela Z" WEST, A publication of the San Francisco Art Institute, page 9, Winter 1996/97

Bean "Tech" (article on Pamela Z's use of interactive controllers) Electronic Musician, September 1997

Charles Boone "3 Vanguard Composers in San Francisco" by P Form, #33, page 21, Fall 1994

David Morgenstern "Mac Performance Art" MicroTimes June 28, 1993

Pamela Z "Brian Eno: Ambiguity, Yams, & Ju-Ju Spacejazz" Mondo 2000, Issue No. 4, pages 114-119, 1991

Jas Morgan & Sarah Drew "Pamela Z" Mondo 2000, Issue No. 4, page 98, 1991

Regina Joseph "Pamela Z" Ear Magazine, Volume 14 Number 9, 1989

 

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Professional Associations

Harvestworks Digital Media Center Board 2009 - Present
Pamela Z Arts ROOM Series Presenter, Curator, Producer (2006-present)
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Co-Founder (1999) Steering Committee/ Curatorial Committee (1999-present)
ASCAP Member 1997 - present
Pamela Z Arts: Z Programs Presenter, Curator, Producer (1987-present)
American Music Center Board Member 2003-2009
Theater Artaud Board Member 2000-2002
The LAB Gallery Board Member 1997-2003
Djerassi Resident Artist Program Board Member 1996-1999

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