Parts of Speech / Parts of the Body
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
VCAM 201 Object Study/Media Production Classroom, Haverford College
Pamela Z will perform a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers, and interactive video. The evening will include some standalone works from her concert repertoire as well as excerpts from larger, more theatrical, performance works.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
VCAM Screening Room, Haverford College
Utilizing audio and video examples as well as some live performance demonstration, Pamela Z will discuss her work and her process. Through examples of sound works, large-scale performance works, chamber works, and media installations, she will shed light on the roles that speech sounds and gesture-controlled instruments play in her practice, and share details of her use of recorded interviews and the ways in which the language culled from them injects fragments of narrative into her work. She will address the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines and demonstrate her use of voice with live processing, gesture-based MIDI controllers, and moving image.
“With her plangent, well-trained voice and techno-theatrical savvy, this San Francisco singer and performance artist has firmly established herself as the Left Coast Meredith Monk.” —New Yorker