Tracking The Odds: Pamela Z (Audio)

Nov 28, 2022
Produced by Roulette Intermedium.

Composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z in excerpts from performances at Roulette from 1990-2009. Z works primarily with voice, live electronics, 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, MAX/MSP, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. Hints of Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Harry Partch, Joni Mitchell… Z lives in San Francisco.