(all the gnus)
|January 2013 [pz gazzetta xiv] (view online)|
January 22 - 24, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Kronos Commission, Carbon Song Cycle, Viva Voce, up to my ears in premieres...
Dear Friends and Audients,
Hey, it’s 2013! It’s time to cast aside all triskaidekaphobia and embrace the new year! I, for one, have always considered thirteen to be a lucky number. After all, I was born on Friday the 13th. And, I must say, thirteen is shaping up to be a busy one for me! I’m up to my ears in premieres, concerts, festivals, and visiting artist gigs. My dance card is filled with more Bay Area events than is typical, but is also peppered with just a few So-Cal and East Coast engagements to keep me on the move geographically.
And then, my Spring 2013 continues at that same kind of clip with one engagement after another–not the least of which is the Other Minds Festival (my first OM appearance since the 1990s) where I’ll be performing my arrangement of Meredith Monk’s Scared Song. And the list goes on from there, but I won’t bore you with more details, since you can easily scroll down to the "event details” section if you want to get the specifics.
I did manage to take a few breaks from my residency to go play a gig at Salisbury University's Sonic Arts Series in Maryland, and to come back to San Francisco to celebrate my building’s 40th anniversary as an artist live-work community. During that brief Bay Area visit, I also managed to get to Berkeley to see Einstein on the Beach at Zellerbach Hall. I had heard recordings, and I had seen smaller productions of just the “Knee Plays” from it, but this was my first (and possibly last) chance to see the entire four-hour production. I was awed. I was also supposed to play at a festival in New York in the fall, but Hurricane Sandy made short work of that. The festival has been rescheduled for March, so I’ll be back in NYC then.
I was fortunate to be surrounded by the work of all of those artists. The hallways of the center served as exhibition space so we all showed work during our residency period. I actually purchased a sculpture from one artist, so I'm now the proud owner of a small, solar tree.
Although I did not find much in the way of a contemporary music scene in Charlotte, I did make friends with some interesting musicians. Two cellists – David Meyer (who plays with the Charlotte Symphony) and Tanja Bechtler – both came to my studio at various times to improvise with me and have a look at what I was composing.
Back in Boulder
I hope to see you at some of my upcoming events if you happen to be in San Francisco (or Los Angeles, New York, or Cambridge) over the next several months. Read on if you’re curious about the details...
Je vous embrasse!
Photos by:Heiko Kaimbach, Zoran Orlic, Pamela Z, Thomas Steenland, Ben Premeaux
Opening: January 22, 2013, 7-9:30pm
Gallery Hours: 12pm-6pm January 22 -24, 2013
Katharina Rosenberger and Heiko Kalmbach's Interactive Sound and Video Installation Viva Voce is dedicated to vocal performance art, exploring voice and embodiment, identity and oral tradition. In the gallery space three singers are to be encountered via a life-size video projection. From an iPad station, the visitors can "play" the vocalists by means of tapping on an interactive 3D score interface. The compositional work for Viva Voce follows an open form, with detailed notated musical and text-based passages preformed along freer parts, where the vocalists are encouraged to improvise with sound and text following a narrative that is closely related to their personal interests and cultural background. With such a setup Rosenberger aims to address and emphasize (musically as well as dramatically) each vocalist's personality, as a performer on stage and as an individual of our times and how the latter feeds back again into his or her performance practice.
Thursday January 24 , 2013, 8pm
Pamela Z will give a solo performance featuring voice, live processing, samples and interactive video as the first concert on the 2013 IRIDIAN ARTS Series at ART SHARE LA, with a guest appearance by bass clarinetist Marty Walker.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, January 25-27, 2013, 8 pm
Thursday and Friday, February 21 & 22, 2013, 8 pm
In a 2 evening engagement February 21-22, 2012, Kronos Quartet will premiere And the Movement of the Tongue, a new commissioned work for string quartet and tape, composed for them by Pamela Z as part of their 2012-2013 Season at Yerba Buena Center For the Arts at 8pm in San Francisco, CA. The evening will also feature works by Nathaniel Stookey and Dan Becker.
February 28 - March 2, 2013, 8pm (pre concert talks at 7pm)
On the closing night of Other Minds (March 2, 2013), Pamela Z will perform her voice and electronics arrangement of Meredith Monk's Scared Song. This arrangement, which will serve as the closing piece of Other Minds 2013, was spawned by a recorded version that Z created for Meredith Monk’s 2012 tribute CD "Monk Mix: Remixes & Interpretations of Music by Merediith Monk". Ms. Z will also perform an improvisation for voice and electronics with Paula Matthusen on the same evening.
March 26, 2013, 8 pm
Pamela Z will give a solo peformance for voice, electronics, and video as part of the Vital Vox Festival at Roulette Intermedium at 8pm in Brooklyn, NY.
The festival runs March 25th and 26th. Pamela’s performance will be on the 26th in a shared evening with Lisa Karrer & David Simons, and Sasha Bagdonowitsch.
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7pm
Pamela Z will perform both solo and collaborative works in a contemporary music marathon along with Gamelan Galak Tika, Hauschka, Joe Paradiso, RAMBAX, and more.
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:30pm
Composer/performer Pamela Z & visual artist Christina McPhee join forces on a new work called CARBON SONG CYCLE for multiple channels of projected video and chamber ensemble with voice & electronics..
Carbon Song Cycle is a work in five movements (biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere) by composer/performer Pamela Z and media artist Christina McPhee. The work, composed for new music chamber ensemble with voice, electronics, and video, will take place within a spatialized environment of multichannel sound and multiple channels of live, interactive video.
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 will be 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.
Carbon Song Cycle is made possible from grants from the MAP Fund and New Music USA.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Pamela Z will perform a solo concert of works for voice and electronics as part of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC.
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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