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PAMELA Z

Repertoire large scale performance works

Pamela Z's large-scale performance works generally involve live voice & electronics, multiple channels of projected video, and a set and lighting design. Some of them are solo and some include additional performers. They are appropriate for flexible black-box theatres or proscenium halls capable of supporting a lighting design and good quality (stereo or multi-channel) sound reinforcement. (Contact Pamela Z Productions for availability and fee information.)

Memory Trace
premiered: 2015
Solo performer, voice & electronics, multiple channels of video
Created and performed by Pamela Z, video, Pamela Z & Ian Winters, lighting design by Jen Cleary

Baggage Allowance
premiered: 2010
Solo performer, voice & electronics, multiple channels of video
Created and performed by Pamela Z, lighting design & visual direction by Elaine Buckholtz

Carbon Song Cycle
premiered: 2013, duration 50 mintues (video excerpts)
A collaboration with video artist Christina McPhee and scored by Pamela Z for voice & electronics, cello, viola, bassoon, and percussion, this work is performed within an immersive environment awash in McPhee’s expansive, multi-channel video work.  Carbon Song Cycle is inspired, in part, by ongoing changes and upheavals in the earth's ecosystem, and a fascination with the carbon cycle—the process through which carbon is exchanged between all terrestrial life forms and domains. Texts, melodic motifs, and images are inspired by and derived from scientific data concerning the carbon cycle, stories related to environmental balance and imbalance, and images abstracted from footage shot at natural and technological sites—including petroleum fields, natural gas sites, and geothermal sites around back-country California. Structurally, the piece plays upon the idea of the natural exchange of elements by passing sonic material through the various players, with audio and video elements that actively affect each other by passing information back and forth in various ways. It was commissioned by the MAP Fund and New Music USA, and premiered at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive in April 2013.

The Pendulum
premiered: 2008, duration: 45:00 (video excerpts)
Solo performer, voice & electronics, three channels of video
Created and performed by Pamela Z, lighting Design by Stephen Seigel

Wunderkabinet
premiered: 2005, duration: 60:00 (video excerpts)
Two performers, voice & Electronics, cello & electronics, multiple channels of video
Composed and performed by Pamela Z and Matthew Brubeck, video by Christina McPhee, lighting design by Elaine Buckholtz

Voci (Voices)
premiered: 2003, duration: 80:00 (with intermission) (video excerpts)
Solo performer, voice & electronics, three channels of video,
Composed and peformed by Pamela Z, video by Jeanne Finley + John Muse, lighting and set design by Elaine Buckholtz

Gaijin
premiered : 2001, duration: 85:00 (with intermission) (video excerpts)
Four performers, Pamela Z: voice & electronics, Butoh dancers: Kinji Hayashi, Leigh Evans, Shinichi Iova-Koga, two channels of video
Composed, directed by Pamela Z, video by Jeanne Finley + John Muse, lighting design by Elaine Buckholtz, set design by Lauren Elder

Parts of Speech
premiered : 1998, duration: 95:00 (with intermission)
Solo performer, voice & electronics, multi-image still projections & video
Created by Pamela Z, multi-image projectsion by Larry Ackerman, video by Please Louise Productions, lighting design by Joey Williams, set design by Lauren Elder

Metal / Vox / Water
premiered : 2005, duration: 70:00
Solo performer, voice & electronics, one channel of video, amplified metal
Composed by Pamela Z, video by Pamela Z and Jeanne Finley + John Muse, lighting design by Elaine Buckholtz


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Baggage Allowance

The Pendulum

Wunderkabinet

Voci

Gaijin


Parts of Speech

Metal/Vox/Water

 

 

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