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May 2010 [pz gazzetta iv] news travels and goings on | event details | past gazzetti | pamelaz.com

upcoming events highlights:

Solo Multi-Media Performance WORLD PREMIERE:
Z Space @
Theater Artaud

THURSDAY-SUNDAY May 20-23, 2010

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Pamela Z solo at Merkin Hall, NY
shared concert w/Luke Dubois & Bora Yoon
Merkin Concert Hall, New York , June 9, 2010

Pamela Z in Film/Opera Hybrid
with Rinde Eckert and Theo Bleckmann
3LD, New York performance/screening August 2010

Solo Multi-Media Performance NEW YORK PREMIERE:
The Kitchen, New York, September 16-18, 2010

Pamela Z in Baggage Allowance
photo: Valerie Oliveiro
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Forced “Vol-cation” in Austria, Moving my Every Worldly Possession, Packing, Unpacking, & More Packing... BAGGAGE, BAGGAGE, BAGGAGE!

Dear PZ Gazzetta Readers:

As I prepare for the world premiere of my new multi-media performance work, Baggage Allowance, I have been faced with an overabundance of real-life inspiration for the piece, with one bizarrely apropos occurrence after another during the two months immediately preceding the upcoming San Francisco premiere at Theater Artaud. Although frequent travel is not out-of-the-ordinary for me, these weeks have been unusually laden with scheduled trips including a performance in Berlin’s Internationales Musickerinnen-Festival, a solo concert at The Stone in New York, a performance at the Krannert Arts Center in Illinois, a panel in New York, a costume-fitting for my part in a Poe film project in New York, a panel in Linz Austria, and a solo concert as part of the Inter-media Festival in Indianapolis.

And, in the midst of all this travel, due to the presence of a certain Icelandic cinder cloud, I found myself consigned to a forced "vol-cation" in Austria. I, along with several of my colleagues, got trapped in Linz for several days after our time there was supposed to be over. As much as I theoretically like the idea of being stuck in Europe, the close proximity to other engagements, and the need to be home working on the new piece made this a bit trying and stressful. Still, as I struggled to make the garments & toiletries in my bag last for the unexpectedly extended stay, I had to be amused by the irony of the connection to my current project.

And, in another Baggage Allowance-related story, a somewhat inconveniently-timed opportunity for a better live/work studio in my building has presented itself, and because I can't really afford to pass it up, I suddenly find myself having to move every possession I own while in the midst of making a piece about baggage! So, welcome again to the world of “Life as Art, and Art as Life!”

In spite of the challenging timing, my recent travels were filled with rich art experiences including performances by Laetitia Sonami, Pauline Oliveros, and Joelle Leandre + Maja Rakje in Berlin, a wonderful concert of Luke Dubois, Todd Reynolds, and Stephan Moore at IPR in NY, plentiful visual art at the Lentos Museum and the OK Center in Linz and the Contemporary Art Museum in Berlin, and a fascinating concert of works for Laptop Orchestra at IUPUI in Indianpolis.

But, finally I am remaining on terra firma in San Francisco and devoting every waking hour to preparing for the upcoming performance premiere of Baggage Allowance. Read on for details...

Happy Travels !

- PZ

Lentos Window
View of the Danube through a window in the Lentos Museum in Linz.

Todd & Luke
Todd Reynolds performing with Luke Dubois at IPR in Brooklyn

BK's Studio
Barbara Kilpatrick's amazing Greenpoint studio in Brooklyn

PZ & Laetitia in Berlin
PZ with Laetitia Sonami at the Chocolate Boutique in Berlin.

PZ in Berlin
PZ in Berlin

upcoming details:

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Pamela Z's Solo Multi-Media Performance:

Z Space @ Theater Artaud,
THURSDAY-SUNDAY May 20-23, 2010
8pm (Thu-Sat), 3pm (Sun)
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Baggage Allowance is a new intermedia work exploring the connections between people and the belongings (and memories) they cart around. A sonically and visually layered installation work and solo performance piece, Baggage Allowance touches upon the ball-and-chain-ness of dragging one’s things all over the world and illuminates the concept of baggage in its many senses– physical, intellectual, and emotional– baggage as impediment and baggage as treasure.

Z Space at Theater Artaud, San Franicso
May 20-23, 2010
450 Florida Street San Francisco, CA tel: 415 626 0453

Baggage Allowance is made possible in part by the Creative Work Fund, and the MAP Fund.

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Pamela Z Solo at Merkin Hall , NYC
as part of the TriBeCa New Music Festival
June 9, 2010 8:00 pm

Pamela Z performs solo in a shared concert with Bora Yoon + Luke Dubois as part of the Tribeca New Music Festival, which has moved to Merkin Hall for it's 2010 series.
Merkin Concert Hall at 8pm in New York, NY USA

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Poe and the Museum of Lost Arts:
Elise Kermani and MiShinnah Productions' hybrid performance/film exploring the archeology of time and place, the folklore surrounding E.A. Poe's biography, and the technological experiments of mid-19th century America. The project , which features performances by by Theo Bleckmann, Pamela Z, , and Rinde Eckert, examines the relationship between reality and illusion as demonstrated through Poe's stories and as seen through Charles Baudelaire, his brother of the heart and French translator.
August 3-8, 2010, in Studio "B" at
LD Art and Technology Center 80 Greenwich Street @ Rector, NYC
Seating is limited. Please contact info@mishinnah.org for ticket information.

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New York Premiere of Pamela Z's BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE:
The Kitchen, New York September 16-19, 2010
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY tel: 212 255 5793


Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist whose solo works combine a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, video, and gesture activated MIDI controllers. Ms. Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She's created installation works and composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship. www.pamelaz.com

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