Date(s) - 04/28/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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YBCA’s annual festival of today’s visionary musicians and sound explorers, New Frequencies Fest 2016 underscores San Francisco’s reputation as a crucible for new music experimentation with Sound (In) Art.
Bay Area based artist Pamela Z kicks off the Fest premiering Memory Trace, an exploration of the concept of memory inspired by her late mother’s affair with memory loss. Her performance occupies the intersection of technology and theatre. Boasting operatic vocal range, the piece commands audience attention.
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She 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 installations and has composed scores for dance, film, and chamber ensembles. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, Creative Capital, the Herb Alpert Award, MAP, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, the NEA/Japan-US Fellowship, and a Djerrassi Resident Artist Program residency.