KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Speaking of Music: Pamela Z, 2 of 2

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interview and Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
SOM.1989.11.02.B
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
98 min
Part
2 of 2
Dates
1990-02-26 | broadcast
| 1989-11-02 | created
Description
In conjunction with her artist-in-residency work at the San Francisco Exploratorium, Pamela Z appeared on November 2, 1989 with Charles Amirkhanian as part of the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series. She presents a sampling of her live solo performance work with electronics and discusses her techniques, influences, favorite musicians, new directions, collaboration, and the context of her work in the current new music milieu. Pamela Z is a San Francisco based composer and performance artist who works primarily with her voice augmented by live electronic processing. She often uses custom made MIDI controllers such as Ed Severinghaus' BodySynth or Donald Swearingen's Light SensePod, both of which allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. (some info taken from www.pamelaz.com)
Genres
Performance Art
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Musical Selections
Storm -- Pas de Mi -- Echolocation
Performers
Pamela Z, vocals and electronics
Subjects
Electronic music
Electro-acoustic
Performance art
Vocal music
Rap (Music)
Vocalises
Vocalises with electronics
Monologues with music
Related places
San Francisco (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Z, Pamela, 1956-