instructor: Pamela Z

July 18 - August 22, 2012
Six Wedneday Group Sessions 6:30pm - 9:30pm (plus individually scheduled private sessions)
Where: Pamela Z's (North-East Mission) San Francisco studio
Tuition: $295 | For enrollment: BrownPaperTickets
(or contact instructor to pay by check)
Questions: email or call 415 861 3277

SoundWORK, Pamela Z's sound and performance workshop exploring experimental music, audio art, voice, and interdisciplinary performance practices will take place in the mid July through mid August 2012.

Tuition: $295
You may pay the entire tuition or make a $100 deposit to hold a space. Or you can contact the instructor to make arrangements to pay by check.

The workshop includes six 3-hour group meetings on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, plus a one-hour private meeting. (More private sessions can be added for a modest additional fee.)

Participants explore experimental composition techniques, vocal experimentation, the work and ideas of new music composers and sound art practitioners, and receive hands-on instruction with tools (software, hardware etc.) and techniques for the creation of sound and performance works.

Workshops include group meetings and sign-up time for private consultation (plus additional Skype or phone consultation as needed).

SoundWORK will meet at Pamela Z's San Francisco studio in the North-East Mission.

The group sessions will convene once a week:
Wednesdays, July 17 - August 22, 2012, 6:30 pm -9:30 pm, and
Private Sessions will be scheduled via individual sign-up.
One private hour for each participant (to be scheduled during the weeks of the workshop) will be Included in the tuition. Participants can elect to sign up for additional private hours at $50 an hour.

Tuition: $295 | For enrollment information: email or call 415 861 3277

Register on Brown Paper Tickets:

Register on Brown Paper Tickets:

(or contact instructor to pay by check)

For information:
email or call 415 861 EARS


The workshop will include a combination of lecture/demonstration, group listening, voice and performance activities, hands on instruction on the basics of sound technology including digital audio recording and editing. The instructor will be available for scheduled in-person appointments or Skype consultations for individual technical assistance and help with planning, composing and creating short works, which will be presented on the conclusion of the workshop.


The technical aspects of the course are designed with audio novices in mind, so you don't have to feel intimidated if you have limited or no experience working with audio. For example, this workshop has been benificial to choreographers and filmmakers who wanted to try their hand at making their own music or sound design for their projects.

Final projects can be:

  • a short performance work
  • a fixed media (recorded) work
  • experimental music composition
  • sound or media installation
  • some combination of the above

Drawing on her own experience as a composer and performer of experimental music, sound, performance, and installation works, and the works of other notable artists in this broad-ranging field, Pamela Z will present sessions exploring elements of sound, and expermimental music including the use of voice and sound in performance, sound with image (video & film), experimental composition techniques, the use of sampled sounds, found text and found objects, electronic processing of voice and other acoustic sound sources, digital sound recording and editing, and the physics of sound.

Additional listening examples and course resources will be made available on a private online blog containing a comprehensive list of recommended reading, listening, and viewing in addition to excerpts presented in class.


For enrollment information: email or call 415 861 3277 | contact

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