Pamela Z performance

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday March 7, 2019
      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: West Village Concert Hall (Room 175)
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  • Fee(s):
    Free admission
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Gil Weinberg


Summary Sentence: Internationally renowned composer/performer and Guthman judge Pamela Z performs a selection of her compositions.

Full Summary: She's known around the world for her compositions that pioneer in combining voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. Now Pamela Z will be performing at Georgia Tech with selections of her work.

  • Pamela Z Pamela Z

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures.

In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All Stars, Ethel, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Her interdisciplinary performance works have been presented at venues including The Kitchen (NY), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), REDCAT (LA), and MCA (Chicago), and her installations have been presented at such exhibition spaces as the Whitney (NY), the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert (IL). Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous festivals including Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center (New York), Interlink (Japan), Other Minds (San Francisco), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Dak’Art (Sénégal) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal, Germany).

She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

A reception and meet-and-greet will take place after the concert.

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Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Arts and Performance
Pamela Z, 2019 Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition
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