This Impossible Building: Pamela Z, Roomful of Teeth, The Living Earth Show

Thursday, August 17, 20238:00pm

Roomful of Teeth, The Living Earth Show, and Pamela Z will perform a workshop version of Z’s “This Impossible Building in collaboration with Roomful fo Teeth & The Living Earth Show at MASS MoCA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art at 8pm in North Adams

This Impossible Building is an evening-length multi-media work for soloist, vocal octet, guitar, and percussion. Using live sampling, gesture control, and images of (impossible and possible) spaces, the all-star cast of musicians create, demolish, and renovate sonic and visual worlds within This Impossible Building. With her signature approach to her compositional practice, Z incorporates speech fragments—taken from interviews with architects, dwellers, workers, and the ensemble members themselves—as sonic building blocks for the harmonic and melodic motifs and the structural foundation of the piece.