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Winter 2022 [pz gazzetta xliii]
Pamela Z Arts' Quarterly Newsletter (view online)

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Feb 4 & 5, 2022: Tallahassee, FL, USA
FSU Festival of New Music
Opperman Music Hall

Feb 8, 2022: Austin, TX, USA
UT Austin Butler School of Music
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Feb 11, 2022: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Louisiana Digital Media Center
DMC Theater

Feb 12, 2022: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Hartley Bay Theater
Shaw Center

February 26, 2022: Rome, Italy
Auditorium Parco della Musica

Mar 31, 2022: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Penny Stamps Lecture Series
Michigan Theater

Apr 1, 2022: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Contemporary Directions Ensemble
Earl V. Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall

Apr 8, 2022: Baltimore, MD, USA
Voice & Electronics and Choral Works
Joe Byrd Hall

Pamela Z at ElbphilharmoniePamela Z performing at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
(photo: courtesy of Elbphilharmonie)



Gentle Gazzetta Readers,

It was only a matter of time but I’m traveling again – full bore. Throughout last year, as we were crossing our fingers that this plague would eventually wind down, I did venture out on several occasions – to the East Coast and even, at one point, to Europe. But, for the most part, I stayed pretty consistently at home in San Francisco. But that ends now. I’m at the beginning of the longest touring bout I’ve been on in a very long time.

l'inizio del viaggio

I’m writing you from a hotel room near the campus of Florida State University, where I’m actively engaged in their Festival of New Music. And, directly after this, I’ll head to Austin for a visiting artist residency at UT’s College of Fine Arts, and then yet another in Baton Rouge, at LSU’s Experimental Music & Digital Media Center. And, from there, I head back to Rome!

I’ll Spend five and a half short weeks there, trying to make up for a fraction of my lost Rome Prize time, and I’m certain that those weeks will fly by "in un batter d’occhio”. Although I’ll return from Roma to my San Francisco studio for a brief moment, I’ll almost instantly turn around and head back out the door (with wild abandon), for far flung US locales, stopping back home only briefly, in between them, until I’ve consumed Spring in its entirety. Only then, will I finally slow down a bit and try to get in some quality studio time.

hard work and its rewards

Meanwhile, I had a very active and productive time from fall to winter, bookended by performances in two extraordinarily beautiful and architecturally bold venues – the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

At the Elbphilharmonie, I performed solo works for voice and electronics on a shared concert with ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), who played my Attention on that program. And at Disney Hall, Nathalie Joachim and I curated an evening of works that included the premieres of commissions for both of us, performed with the LA Phil New Music Group. I also did two record release concerts – one in New York and one in San Francisco – celebrating my two 2021 solo albums.

And, in the midst of all of this, I've received some prestigious awards. In December of 2021, the Third Coast International Festival of Audio gave me the AUDIO UNBOUND award for my radio work Simultaneous. Then, in January, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts honored me with the 2022 Dorothea Tanning Award in Music/Sound.

hearing...and seeing

I composed a ridiculous number of new chamber works and, as is my usual, I saw (and heard) a fair amount of art, since my last writing – partially online, partially in-person, and largely very engaging. I saw Splinter Reeds (my favorite reed quintet) in a beautiful performance of Amadeus Regucera’s Absence in Relief, at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Studio.

ACME performing Z
ACME performing Attention in Elbphilharmonie's Kleiner Saal

Elbphilharmonie Grosser Saal
Elbphilharmonie's Grosser Saal

Disney Hall
Exterior of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Hall

Nathalie Joachim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pamela Z, and Jenny Wong
Nathalie Joachim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pamela Z, and Jenny Wong backstage at Disney Hall

Meredith Monk Ensemble
Meredith Monk Ensemble at Mills College

Theo Bleckmann
Theo Bleckmann at Herbst Theater

Charles Amirkhanian and Pamela Z
Charles Amirkhanian and PZ hosting the live stream of Other Minds 25

Colin Gee
Colin Gee performing at Roulette, NY





AAR Fellows Reunite in New York
Splinter Reeds at Paul Dresher Studio

And I attended Meredith Monk’s Indra’s Net in Oakland, at Mills College’s Littlefield Concert Hall, and a Theo Bleckman concert at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. I also saw all the 2021 Other Minds Festival concerts – through the lens of live-stream co-host alongside the indefatigable Charles Amirkhanian. I attended some experimental sound events at Center For New Music in San Francisco, and enjoyed performances by Rome Prize alumni at the Society of Fellows' "Salone" at Roulette in New York.

Claire Chase & Spektral Quartet
Detail of a Joan Mitchell Painting (photo Elena-Mariá Bey)

On the visual art front, I saw the enchanting Joan Mitchell retrospective at SFMOMA, and an extraordinary Jennifer Packer exhibition at the Whitney.

And I attended several of the monthly art openings in the newly designated 3rd Floor Exhibition Space at DE (the artist building where I live and work).

Mitzi Pederson Work
Detail of Mitzi Pederson's installation at DE's 3rd Floor Exhibtion Space
Ronald Chase Paintings
Ronald Chase Paintings on DE's 3rd Floor

I know I’ll have many more opportunities to experience good art during my current travels, and I’m taking great care to avoid contracting the virus, as I go. I hope you’re all safe and well, and I hope to maybe catch a glimpse of your masked faces during my upcoming events! (Scroll down for details.)



Photos by: Elbphilharmonie Photographer, Pamela Z, Joshua Robison, Elena-Mariá Bey.


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upcoming event details:

The FSU College of Music and the UMA Concert Series Present
The Twentieth Biannial FESTIVAL of NEW MUSIC

Friday-Saturday, February 4th & 5th, 2022
Opperman Music Hall
Florida State University College of Music
, Tallahassee

Friday, February 4th, 2022, 7:30pm

Pamela Z will perform a set of her solo works for voice and electronics on a shared program with works by FSU Composers, Liliya Ugay, and Clifton Callender

Saturday, February 5th, 2022, 7:30pm

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) with Pamela Z, Burgin Quartet, and cellist Greg Sauer will perform works by Pamela Z



Mario Diaz de Leon: Mysterium
Brittany J. Green: Intersections
Anna ThorvaldsdottirSequences
Niloufar NourbakhshFiring Squad

Pamela Z - Featured Composer:
– Four Movements for Cello and Delays
– Twenty Answers
– The Unraveling


Opperman Music Hall
FSU College of Music
122 N. Copeland St
Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA



UT Austin Butler School of Music presents PAMELA Z in a
Concert of Works for Solo Voice & Electronics

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

B. Iden Payne Theatre, Austin

Pamela Z will perform a solo concert of works for voice, electronics, and video, as the culminating event of a visiting artist residency at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music.

Free Admission

University of Texas Butler School of Music
B. Iden Payne Theatre
300 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712, USA

Other Minds 25




The LSU School fo Music's Experimental Music & Digital Media Program presents
PAMELA Z in Concert

Friday, February 11, 2022 7:30pm


SOF Salone

Pamela Z will present an evening of solo works for live voice and electronics, and a multi-channel fixed media work, at the LSU Digital Media Center Theatre – an intimate venue with a 92 speaker immersive sound system.

Z will make use of the theatre's immersive system to spatialize sound in her performance.

Free admission

Louisiana Digital Media Center
340 E Parker Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

EMDM Goes Up to 11, featuring

Friday, February 12, 2022 7:30pm

Hartley-Vey Studio Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge

The LSU School of Music’s Experimental Music & Digital Media program celebrates its eleventh anniversary with a special pair of new media concerts and gala events, featuring renowned composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z

Hartley Bay Theater
Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA



Pamela Z with Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 6pm
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

PMCE, Francesca Pennini, Pamela Z

Pamela Z and the PMCE (Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble) will perform a program of Z's music in collaboration with choreographer Francesca Pennini as part of the EQUILIBRIO festival at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, RM USA

Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30, Rome, RM




PAMELA Z Artist Talk
as part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Thursday, March 31, 2022 5:30pm

Pamela Z gives a live, in-person artist talk:
Crossing Disciplines | Blurring Boundaries,
in which she discusses her work as a interdisiciplinary composer/performer and media artist.

PMCE, Francesca Pennini, Pamela Z

M Stamps School of Art and Design
University of Michigan
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA



Pamela Z + Contemporary Directions Ensemble
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance presents:

Friday, April 1, 2022
Hankinson Hall

An evening of Pamela Z's works for solo voice & electronics and chamber works (with the Contemporary Directions Ensemble).

Earl V. Moore Building
Hankinson Rehearsal Hall

1100 Baits Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085


SOF Salone


PAMELA Z solo works for voice & electronics
and choral works with Next Ensemble and Peabody Camerata

Friday, April 8, 2022

An evening of Pamela Z's works for solo voice and electronics, alongside some of her choral works performed by Next Ensemble and Peabody Camerata.

PMCE, Francesca Pennini, Pamela Z

Peabody Conservatory
Joe Byrd Hall

1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202



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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 the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, United States Artists, a Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, the Creative Capital Fund, the Herb Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship. www.pamelaz.com

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