Events Archive


Monday, May 27, 20247:30pm

Performance and Talk at Timucua

2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32806 map

At 7:30 PM Sonja Henderson will present

Woman Made: Creating the Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Memorial and “Community Built” monuments.

Monumental work and Community Built solutions to loss, grief trauma and mass incarceration.


At 8:30 PM: Pamela Z – Happy Accidents and Blurred Lines

Through video examples and live performance, Ms. Z will shed light on her work and her process, and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice.  Highlighting her use of voice, live processing, gesture-based MIDI controllers, video, and found text, she will share both past and current works.


November 12December 17, 2023

Soundgallery ‘Ohrenhoch Sundays’ Presents Pamela Z’s Strange

Weichselstr. 49 , Berlin-Neukölln, Germany

Sunday 12, 19, 26 November, 3, 10, 17 December 2023,
continuously from 2 pm to 9 pm

Pamela Z on her sound work ‘Strange’ (7’30”, in loop mode):

‘Strange’ – originally commissioned by Mary Armentrout Dance Theater – is a stereo sound work that involves a dense collage of time-expanded and time-compressed speech sounds. 

Pamela Z composed ‘Strange’ as part of the score for ‘Reveries and Elegies’, Mary Armentrout’s site specific performance project – a shifting, wandering, accumulating, de- accumulating installation that explores change, loss, and dislocation. The track is composed entirely of samples of Armentrout’s speaking voice, which Z has layered, stretched, squeezed, and dissected.

‘Strange’ is the third work by Pamela Z presented at the Sound Gallery ‘ohrenhoch’ in Berlin.  In October/November 2023 ohrenhoch presented her work ‘Lift’, in 2012 her work ‘A Piece of Pi’(world premiere).


Saturday, April 23, 20224:00pm

Annea Lockwood’s SPIRIT CATCHERS

Mills College
Lisser Hall 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613-1301 map

Pamela Z, Laetitia Sonami, Brenda Hutchinson, and Sarah Cahill will perform Annea Lockwood’s Spirit Catchers in collaboration with Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music as part of Music in the Fault Zone: Experimental Music at Mills College (1939 to the present) at Mills College



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pamela Z Solo Performance on GRAY SOUND SESSIONS

929 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 map

Pamela Z will give a solo performance of works for solo voice and electronics, from her studio in San Francisco, on a shared evening with Nomi Epstein as part of GRAY AREA SOUND SESSIONS, a weekly music-and-sound streaming series featuring virtual concerts, happenings, experiments, a playing-around with form and platform during quarantine. at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

Tuesday, October 6, 20206:00pm

Tuesday Talks: Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome

Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
Online Event

Pamela Z | 2020 Fellow | Composer Speaking of Music | Music of Speaking One of the composers whose Rome Prize Fellowship year was cut short by the COVID virus, Pamela Z will present a program of pieces she worked on in Rome, and give a live performance/demo of solo work as part of Tuesday Talks at Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome







Thursday, March 13, 20148:00pm

ROOM: LaBarbara + Z

The ROOM Series
Royce Gallery 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 map

Pamela Z Arts’ intimate avant chamber series presents a shared evening of experimental vocal works by extended voice pioneer Joan La Barbara and composer/performer Pamela Z as the first event in the 2014 ROOM Series season at The ROOM Series

ROOM: LaBarbara + Z


Friday, July 5, 20138:00pm

ROOM: Six Reeds (and 18 feet of tubing)

The Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA 94110 map

Pamela Z Arts presents ROOM: Six reeds (and 18 feet of tubing), an evening of new music for double reeds – local and remote (combined with a little voice & electronics). The evening features Bay Area ex-pat bassoonist extraordinaire, Sara Schoenbeck in this rare San Francisco appearance, local renowned genre-bending double-reedist Kyle Bruckmann (of sfSound Group and SF Contemporary Music Players fame), and a remote appearance by virtuosic bassoonist Dana Jessen teleported into the ROOM via Skype from Oberlin. Composer/performer Pamela Z hosts and contributes some voice and electronics work to the evening at The Royce Gallery

ROOM: Six Reeds (and 18 feet of tubing)



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Panel on Time

Stanford Geoology Corner, Braun Corner, Building 320, Room 105
Palo Alto, CA

Pamela Z gives a talk and sits on a panel as part of An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages: Time, Life, and Mind at Stanford Geoology Corner, Braun Corner, Building 320, Room 105


October 19November 18, 2010

Djerassi Resident Artist Program
2325 Bear Gulch Rd, Woodside, CA map

Pamela Z has been awarded a one-month residency along with poet Ronee Blakley, choreographer Shaun Boyle (UK), playwright George Brant, media artist Melissa Day, choreographer Moriah Evans, visual artist Jinnie Seo (Korea), visual artist Gustavo Villegas (Mexico), and playwright Paul David Young at Djerassi Resident Artist Program



Tuesday, February 5, 2008

University of California at Santa Cruz Art Department
Santa Cruz, CA

Pamela Z gives a talk as part of Visiting Artist Lecture Series at University of California at Santa Cruz Art Department

Thursday, May 8, 2008

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Pamela Z visits her Alma Mater to accept the Alumna of the Year Award from the College of Music as part of the University of Colorado 2008 Commencement Cermemonies at University of Colorado


May 10May 12, 2007

Voci in DC

GALA Theatre-Tivoli
3333 14th St., NW, Washington, DC

Performance run of Pamela Z’s Voci, a solo performance work with video by Jeanne Finley and John Muse as part of Washington Performing Arts 2006-07 Season at GALA Theatre-Tivoli





March 27April 5, 2003


ODC Theater
San Francisco, CA

Voci (Voices), a solo, multi-media performance work exploring the sonic, cultural, physical, and artistic worlds of the human voice (with video work by Jeanne Finley and John Muse). at ODC Theater