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September 2011 [pz gazzetta ix] (view online)  

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event highlights:

Sepetember 18, 26, & 27, 2011
Site Reading presented by elastic city
A special sound walk created and
led by Pamela Z in downtown Manhattan

New York, NY USA

September 23, 2011
Artist talk at IdeaFestival
Kentucky Center of the Performing Arts
Louisville, KY USA

October 1, 2011
Peak Frequency Sonic Arts Festival
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art
Colorado Springs, CO USA

October 10 , 2011
Experimental music at 14K Cabaret
Solo performance as part of a shared evening
Batimore, MD USA

October 15 , 2011
Electrogals Festival
Portland, OR USA

October 20 , 2011
Panel Presentation at Stanford
An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages: Part One: Time
Stanford Geology Corner
Palo Alto , CA USA

November 5, 2011
Solo Concert at Wellesley
Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium
Wellesley, MA USA


Site Reading

Pamela Z will lead participants on a walk that creates musical scores from the graphic features (micro and macro) of downtown Manhattan.


November 11, 2011
Columbia College Interdisciplinary Arts
Pamela Z Solo performance in the Raw Space
Chicago, IL USA

November 19, 2011
Open Space Voice++ Festival
Pamela Z Solo performance
Victoria, British Columbia CANADA

Web-based artwork now online
World Wide Web, Earth


Nesting and Flying and Flying and Flying...

Gentle Gazzetta Readers,

It’s been a fruitful summer, and I see a busy autumn ahead!

Very little traveling for me, this summer. I only went out on the road once to give a concert as visiting artist at the Walden School, an amazing music camp in New Hampshire. I very much enjoyed my time there with the inspiring group of young people who make the truly remarkable place their summer community.

Otherwise, I stayed at home nesting, enjoying San Francisco, seeing local art, helping to organize the upcoming SFEMF, and completing a lot of work. I participated in New Music Bay Area's annual solstice event, Garden of Memory (sharing my cusomary niche with Miya Masaoka this year), and presented the final two ROOM Series concerts of the season.

And I made it a point to drink in a lot of great Bay Area exhibitions and events. Elaine Buckholtz had a magnificent solo show at Electricworks Gallery, Outsound presented an excellent concert of experimental voice artists at Community Music Center, and SFMOMA was a dream with Bill Fontana's sound installation and the Steins Collection.

I launched my first web-based artwork – the final phase of the large, multifaceted project that is Baggage Allowance. It’s now permanently installed for all to explore at baggageallownce.tv. (Now I just have to finish editing and authoring the DVDs and CDs that I promised to some of my generous supporters!) I’m pretty delighted with the project, although I keep tweaking some of its details. It’s a joy and a relief to finally unleash it and to shift my focus to new projects. It’s nice knowing that people all over the world can now visit it (and even leave a little of their own baggage, if they wander far enough into it to find some secret little bag-drop locations!)

And my ROOM Series continued into the summer–handily surviving the echoes of the “Violagate” affair and the sad cancellation of the Qube Chix reunion concert. I had Amy X Neuburg with Robin Cox Ensemble, and the season finished with a flourish in a moving, poetic evening of Butoh and sound. That evening, which I shared with The Atchleys, Dean Santomieri, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Kinji Hayashi, and Leigh Evans, turned out to be one of my favorite Room Series events to date.

This month, I also held the most recent installment of SoundWORK (my sound & performance workshop) in my private studio. I had an exceptionally interesting and diverse group of participants and received positive feedback from them. I plan to schedule more workshops in the coming year, so I’ll keep you posted...

Meanwhile, I’m certainly going to make up for my lack of summer travel with a whirlwind of touring engagements this fall! Right after the end of the 12th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (for which I still remain one of the organizers after all these years), I’ll be heading out.

But first, I’m going to stick around long enough to just soak up all the goodness of SFEMF 2011! In addition to its customary roost at Brava Theater, SFEMF's doing an evening at SFMOMA, this year. I think we really outdid ourselves curatorially this time – what with Christian Marclay & Shelley Hirsch, Marielle Jakobsons performing a Max Mathews tribute, and Dina Emerson singing Milton Babbitt’s Philomel (just to dangle a few irresistible lures in front of you).

After all of that, I’m jumping on a plane to New York to lead some sound walks presented by Elastic City (New York’s very hip and smart purveyor of art walks). For my walk, which I’m calling “Site Reading” the participants will become a roving ensemble performing short pieces by reading found scores that emerge from large and small features of downtown Manhattan. I’ll give four of these walks and then I’m off again for a whole slew of performances, talks, and presentations in Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, California, Illinois, Massachussetts, and British Columbia! See what I mean? Nesting time is over. Now, I can’t keep still!

Mel Day presents Sasha Petrenko's Instructions for Movement with Furniture at PZ's SoundWORK workshop.

Hope to see some of you if any of my travels bring me near your neck of the woods...



PZ and E. Kelley
PZ in front of the Ellsworth Kelly "fudgecycle" on the SFMOMA roof garden

Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka at Garden of Memory

PZ performs at BAVC Baggage Allowance Launch

PZ with Leo Wanenchak and Walden Students

PZ & Leigh
Leigh Evans with PZ at the ROOM Series

Shinichi Iova-Koga performing on the ROOM Series with Dean Santomieiri

The Atcheleys & Kinji Hayashi
The Atchleys and Kinji Hayashi at the ROOM Series

Elaine Buckoltz & Deboah Slater
Deborah Slater with Elaine Buckholtz and her work.

Photos by: Pamela Z, Frances Phillips, Todd Shalom, and Michael Zellner

upcoming details:

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Site Reading
Pamela Z leads an Elastic City walk

Sun, Sept 18, 2:30pm
Sun, Sept 18, 6:30pm
Mon, Sept 26, 6:30pm
Tue, Sept 27, 6:30pm

Walk Starting Point:60 Spring St.
New York, NY

Composer/performer Pamela Z will lead participants on a walk that creates musical scores from the graphic features (micro and macro) of downtown Manhattan. Participants will form a roving experimental sound and performance ensemble that will interpret and play the neighborhood's building facades, sidewalk hardware, public art and street markings to make a contrapuntal, chance-based chorus.



Creative Capital: Artists at the Edge at IdeaFestival

Fri, Sept 23, 10:30 am
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Louisville, KY

Creative Capital grantees (Shih Chieh Huang, Richard Pell, Mark Shepard, Julie Wyman, and Pamela Z) give short media presentations to share their work with IdeaFest attendees.



Peak Frequency Sonic Arts Festival
Pamela Z solo Concert at the Heller Center

Fri, Oct 1, 7:00 pm
Heller Center for the Arts
Colorado Springs, CO

Pamela Z will present an evening of interdiscplinary works including a piece resulting from her residency with UCCS VAPA students.


Shared Baltimore Concert
14K Cabaret evening of experimental music

Mon, Oct 10
The 14 Karat Cabaret
Baltimore, MD USA

Pamela Z performs solo works for voice and electronics in a shared evening of experimental music.


Electrogals Festival
Pamela Z performs & speaks at Disjecta
Portland, OR USA

Sat, Oct 15, 8:00 pm (concert)
Sat, Oct 15, 10:00 am

Pamela Z performs a solo set as part of the Electrogals Festival at 8pm. She also gives a lecture/demo at 10 am the same day.



Panel Discussion: Time
An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages (Part 1: Time)

Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm
Stanford Geology Corner
Palo Alto , CA USA

Each quarter of this academic year, Stanford Continuing Studies will host an evening program featuring some of the most exciting thinkers in the Bay Area, inviting them to talk together about one or another modest slice of the human experience. We will start in the Fall with “Time,” go on to “Life” in the Winter, and wrap up with “Mind” in the Spring. Leonard Susskind, Pamela Z, Gail Wight, Jan English-Lueck, and Piero Scaruffi (Moderator)


Solo Concert at Wellesley
Jewett Auditorium at Wellesley College

Fri, Nov 5, 8:00 pm
Jewett Auditorium
Wellesley, MA USA

Pamela Z performs an evening of works for voice and electronics with video at Jewett Auditorium at Wellesley College.


Columbia College
Pamela Z Solo performance in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department RAW SPACE

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
Columbia College
Chicago , IL USA

Pamela Z performs an evening of works for voice and electronics with video at Columbia College in Chicago.


Voice++ Festival
Open Space, Victoria

Fri, Nov 19, 8:00 pm

Open Space
Victoria, British Columbia CANADA

Pamela Z performs an evening of works for voice and electronics with video as part of the Open Space Voice++ Festival in Victoria.


Pamela Z's web-based art work is now online

Suitcase X-Raywww.baggageallowance.tv

Pamela Z's web-based art piece, Baggage Allowance is now permanently installed online. Visiters can wander around, explore, and even leave some baggage of their own. Make sure to open every trunk drawer and suitcase to discover all its secrets and suprises....

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Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist whose solo works combine a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, video, and gesture activated MIDI controllers. Ms. Z 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 composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship. www.pamelaz.com

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