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Pamela Z Productions / Z Programs presents
The ROOM Series

@ THE ROYCE GALLERY
2901 Mariposa Street (between Harrison & Alabama), San Francisco

an avant chambre music series that takes place at Royce Gallery, an intimate performance gallery in San Francisco's North East Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ). Composer/performer Pamela Z hosts evenings featuring a variety of virtuosic, solo artists and chamber groups playing experimental music.

ROOM Series Summer 2013:

7/5/2013
ROOM: six reeds and 18 feet of tubing
Sara Schoenbeck, Dana Jessen, Kyle Bruckmann, w/Pamela Z

7/26/2013
ROOM: vox & circuitry
Pamela Z, Kristin Miltner, Luciano Chessa, Dean Santomieri

8/9/2013
ROOM: a psaltery and batterie
Joel Davel, Karen Stackpole, Dan, Joseph, w/Pamela Z

8/23/2013
ROOM: labrosones
Tom Dambly, Krys Bobrowski, Richard Marriott, w/Pamela Z

 

upcoming events:


Labrosone

3/13/2014
ROOM: LaBarbara + Z

Thursday March 13, 2014, 8pm

Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series is proud to present a shared evening of experimental vocal works by extended voice pioneer Joan La Barbara and composer/performer Pamela Z as the first event in the 2014 ROOM Series season.

Each will perform solo works, and the two will perform some improvised and scored duo work. Although some of Ms. Z's works will involve her signature live electronic processing and gesture-controlled sound, Ms. La Barbara's solo work and the duos they perform together will be mainly acoustic – working with the sound of the voices themselves in the room.

This concert will be the only local event in which La Barbara will focus on acoustic voice work (solo and in duo with Pamela Z) during this rare Bay Area visit.

Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA

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FEATURING:

Joan LaBarbara
voice

Pamela Z
voice & computer

 


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PAST ROOM SERIES EVENTS room: 2006-2013

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Past room events:


 

Labrosone

8/23/2013
ROOM: labrosones

An evening of new music for brasswinds (combined with a little voice & electronics) at The Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series continues with an evening of new music for brasswinds (combined with a little voice & electronics). Prodigious ombutures will force compressed air though meters of brass tubing to excite the bells and your ears. Pamela Z will join them to add a little voice and electronics to the labrosonic frenzy.

Tom Dambly (trumpet & electronics)
Krys Bobrowski (horn and kelp horn) and special guest Brenda Hutchinson
Richard Marriott (trombone)
with Pamela Z (voice & electronics)

Each will perform solo or duo work, and then Pamela will join all of them in an ensemble finale.

Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA,

 

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FEATURING:

Tom Dambly
(trumpet & electronics)

Richard Marriott
(trombone)

Krys Bobrowski
(horn & kelp horn)

Brenda Hutchinson
(short tube and electronics)

 

with Pamela Z
(voice & computer

A Salt & Batterie

8/9/2013
ROOM: a psaltery and batterie

An evening of new music for percussion and hammered dulcimer (and a little voice & electronics) at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA

This iteration of Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series juxtaposes the processed, percussive string sounds of experimental hammered dulcimer artist Dan Joseph with percussionist Joel Davel's virtuousic mallet work on the Buchla Marimba Lumina, and the complex vibrations of Karen Stackpole's otherworldly wall of gongs. Pamela Z joins them to add a little voice and electronics to the Psaltery & Batterie mix!

Joel Davel (marimba lumina)
Karen Stackpole (gongs)
Dan Joseph (hammered psalterie & elecrronics)
with Pamela Z (voice & electronics)

Each will perform solo work (and some possible duos), then Pamela will join all of them (on voice and electronics) in an ensemble finale.

Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA

 

 

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FEATURING:

Dan Joseph
(hammered psaltery & electronics)

Joel Davel
(marimba lumina)

Karen Stackpole
(gongs)

with Pamela Z
(voice & computer

Vox Circuits

7/26/2013
ROOM: vox & circuitry

An evening of new music for voice and electronics at
Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series continues with an evening of new music for voice & electronics. Vibrating vocal cords mediated circuitously through cryptic components will reverberate and richochet through the ROOM, finally resting in your earnest, expectant ears.

Pamela Z, who often makes a brief cameo in ROOM Series concerts, will perform a solo set including some new work, a new controller, and the revival of a reversed aria. Kristin Miltner, who is known for her lush laptop explorations, will treat us to some processed vocal sounds in her dreamy music. The ever avant garde Luciano Chessa will deliver a missive via bullhorn. And text-sound poet Dean Santomieri will premiere a "FaceBook Opera" composed especially for this event.

Pamela Z (voice & computer)
Kristin Miltner (voice & computer)
Dean Santomieri (voice & analogue electronics)
Luciano Chessa (voice and megaphone)

Each will perform solo work (and some possible duos), and then they will all join forces for an ensemble finale.


Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA
 

 

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FEATURING:

Pamela Z
(voice & computer)

Kristin Miltner
(voice & computer)

Dean Santomieri
(voice & analogue electronics)

Luciano Chessa
(voice & megaphone)


Friday, July 5 , 2013, 8:00pm
ROOM: Six Reeds (and 18 feet of tubing)

Six Reeds

The 2013 Room Series kicks off with a concert featuring double reeds.

Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa Street #18
, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Pamela Z Arts presents ROOM: Six reeds (and 18 feet of tubing), an evening of new music for double reeds – local and remote (combined with a little voice & electronics). The evening will feature Bay Area ex-pat bassoonist extraordinaire, Sara Schoenbeck in this rare San Francisco appearance, local renowned genre-bending double-reedist Kyle Bruckmann (of sfSound Group and SF Contemporary Music Players fame, and a remote appearance by virtuosic bassoonist Dana Jessen teleported into the ROOM via Skype from Oberlin. Composer/performer Pamela Z will host as usual, and contribute some voice and electronics work to the evening.

Each will do a solo set (and/or duo with Pamela Z) and then Pamela will join all of them (on voice and electronics) in an ensemble finale.


Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA

 

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FEATURING:

Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon)

Kyle Bruckmann (oboe & english horn)

Dana Jessen (remote bassoon)

Pamela Z
(voice & electronics)


Friday, August 31, 2012, 8:00pm
ROOM: Voice Cage

Voicecage

The 2012 Room Series continues with a Concert featuring voices including some Cage and Cage-related works.
Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa Street #18
, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Pamela Z Arts presents ROOM: Voice Cage, an evening featuring some of the Bay Area's most adventurous vocal artists doing their own works as well as some Cage and Cage-related works at The Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA

bran(...)pos
Luciano Chessa
Aurora Josephson
Dohee Lee
Amy X Neuburg
Julie Queen
Theresa Wong
Pamela Z

Each will perform solo work, duos and ensemble work.
Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA  

FEATURING:

bran(...)pos
Luciano Chessa
Aurora Josephson
Dohee Lee
Amy X Neuburg
Julie Queen
Teresa Wong
Pamela Z


 

Friday, June 29, 2012, 8:00pm
ROOM: Rated R for Violins

Rated R for Violins

Pamela Z Arts presents ROOM: Rated R for Violins, an evening of new music for violins with and without electronics (combined with a little voice & electronics) at The Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Featuring:

Thea FARHADIAN: violin & electronics
Adria OTTE: violin & electronics
Kate Stenberg: violin & tape
PAMELA Z: voice & electronics

Royce Gallery: 2901 Mariposa St (between Harrison & Alabama Streets) San Francisco, CA
Tickets available now: Brown Paper Tickets
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Adria Otte will perform new works for violin & electronics. Thea Farhadian will perform structured improvisations that are from a set of works that explore the interaction of the violin with electronics – specifically, granular synthesis. Kate Stenberg will perform two works composed for her – a stunning piece for violin and tape by Charles Amirkhanian and a work by Amy X Neuburg in which eight pre-recorded channels are the backdrop for a live ninth voice, resulting in a playful and unpredictable musical novella. Pamela Z will perform a short solo piece for voice and electronics and also engage in duos with Adria and Thea. All four artists will perform together in a tutti finale.


Friday, March 30, 2012, 8:00pm
room: Low Reed

an evening of new music for bass clarinets, baritone sax, and other low reeds (combined with a little voice & electronics) at The Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA Featuring: Marty Walker (bass clarinet), Jon Raskin (baritone saxophone), Sqwonk (bass clarinet duo), & Pamela Z (voice & electronics).

Low Reed

In the first event of its 2012 season, Pamela Z Productions presents
ROOM: Low Reed

Marty Walker (bass clarinet)
Jon Raskin (baritone saxophone)
Sqwonk (bass clarinet duo)
Pamela Z (vox & electronics)

Each will do a solo set and/or duo with Pamela Z, and then Pamela will join all of them (on voice and electronics) in an ensemble finale.
Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA

 

room: Poetry + Motion
Friday July 29, 2011, 8pm
Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa St (between Harrison & Alabama Streets) San Francisco

Poetry+Motion

Tickets $10 through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

An evening of sonic artists using words and movement artists dancing in close quarters. Featuring: The Atchleys, Kinji Hayashi, Dean Santomieri, Shinichi Iova Koga, Pamela Z, Leigh Evans.

Three sonic artists who's work includes language are paired with three movement artists who's dance is informed by the poetry of Butoh. Composer/performer Pamela Z, performance poet Dean Santomieri, and sound-cocktail duo The Atchleys are joined in various combinations by Butoh artists extrodinaire Kinji Hayashi, Momio, and Leigh Evans. Working in a small (16 square ft) playing area, the pairs will set poetry in motion throughout the evening.

The artists are paired in various configurations to create a series of dancing text/sound duets and then all play an ensemble sextet of sound and motion to finish the evening.

 


 

room: ROBIN COX ENSEMBLE
Friday and Saturday, July 8 & 9, 2011, 8pm
Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa St (between Harrison & Alabama Streets) San Francisco

 
RCE dreaming

The Los Angeles-based Robin Cox Ensemble plays:
Amy X Neuburg, Pamela Z, Robin Cox, and others.

 

Pamela Z Productions' ROOM Series welcomes back Robin Cox Ensemble – not heard in San Francisco since their previous Room Series appearance in 2007! This time around, RCE will perform works by some local Bay Area Composers including the inimitable Amy X Neuburg and ROOM Series curator Pamela Z herself (both of whom will perform with the ensemble during the evening.) RCE will also perform works composed by members of the ensemble including vionlist/composer Robin Cox.

Tickets for this event are $10 and are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.


room: LONGER BURNING
(an evening of violas)

6.5.11 sunday 8pm

Featuring violists:

Hank Dutt (of Kronos Quartet),
Charlton Lee (of Del Sol Quartet),
and JHNO (aka DelicateEar)

(solo performances followed by an ensemble finale with host Pamela Z)
Pamela Z (photo: Donald Swearingen)

Carl Stone & Pamela Z
Three varied and distinguished artists – violist Hank Dutt (of Kronos Quartet), violist Charlton Lee (of Del Sol Quartet) and musician and technologist JHNO (John Eichenseer) will perform solo and ensemble works for viola and viola & electronics. In the tradition of Room Series events, the three violists will each present a solo set, and then all three will be joined by composer/performer and series host Pamela Z in an ensemble finale for three violas, voice, and electronics. The concert will take place one night only on Sunday, June 5, 2011, 8pm at Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street in San Francisco.

Pamela Z Productions presents:

CARL STONE

+

PAMELA Z


room: GLASS NOODLE

3.16.11 wednesday 8pm

Featuring:

CARL STONE: computer
PAMELA Z: voice & computer


Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets, or at the Door.

ROOM's 2011 season was made possible in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Carl Stone & Pamela Z

 

Yam Vun Sen
Carl Stone and Pamela Z in a shared concert of tasty translucent delights.

On Wednesday, March 16th 2011, at 8pm the ROOM chamber series continues with an electronic music evening featuring Carl Stone and Pamela Z performing separately and together. The two composer/performers will serve up a plate of tangled, spicy, sonic flavors.

Royce Gallery: 2901 Mariposa St (between Harrison & Alabama Streets) San Francisco, CA
Admission $10 (at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets)

 

 


 

Pamela Z Productions presents:
room: ODD OVERTONES

2.19.10 friday 8pm

Featuring:

BETH CUSTER : clarinets
MATT INGALLS: clarinet & electronics
CORNELIUS BOOTS: bass clarinet

with
PAMELA Z: voice and electronics

Clarinet Waveform


Cornelius, Ingalls, Custer

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Pamela Z Productions presents:
room: PIPES

5.17.09 sunday 8pm

Featuring:

JANE RIGLER: flutes, electronics, and video
POLLY MOLLER: flutes
PAMELA Z: voice and electronics

Pipes

PM-PZ-JR

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Pamela Z Productions presents:
room: TRIPLE BASS

4.11.09 saturday 8pm

Lisle Ellis: electric contrabass & electronics
Damon Smith: contrabass (& possibly electronics)
Ashley Adams: contrabass
plus Pamela Z: voice & electronics

room: Triple Bass

Each bassist plays a solo set and/or duo with Pamela Z, and Pamela joins all of them in an ensemble finale.

Pamela Z

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ROOM Summer 2008 Series Z Programs ROOM presents 4 Friday concerts + a weekend run of Pamela Z's The Pendulum in the summer of 2008.

June 27 & 28 - The Pendulum

July 11 - room: BATTERIE!
July 25 - room: 117 Strings
August 8 - room: Low Bows

August 22 - room: MOUTH!

All performances are at 8 pm.


The Pendulum
by Pamela Z

June 2008 Royce Gallery, San Francisco
a multi-media performance work exploring binaries of “Yes and No”

Pendulum


room: BATTERIE!

room: Batterie! 7/11/08 at 8pm as part of ROOM at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA
In the first of four Summer 2008 concerts, Z Programs ROOM presents four artists:

Suki O'Kane (percussion)
Moe! Staiano (percussion)
Matt Davignon (drum machine)
Amy X Neuburg (MIDI percussion and Voice)

Each will do a short solo set, and Pamela Z will join all of them in an ensemble finale.

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room: 117 Strings

room: 117 Strings at 7/25/08 8pm as part of ROOM at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Z Programs ROOM Summer 2008 continues with “101 Strings” including performances by:

Barbara Imhoff (harp)
Donald Swearingen (laser harp)
Dan Joseph (hammer dulcimer & electronics)
Miya Masaoka (koto & electronics)

Each will do a short solo set, and Pamela Z will join all of them in an ensemble finale. 

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room: Low Bows

room: Low Bows 8/8/08 at 8pm as part of ROOM at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Z Programs ROOM Summer 2008 continues with an evening of electric and acoustic bowed strings of the bass clef persuasion:

Zoë Keating (cello & electronics)
Alex Kelly (cello & electronics)
Damon Smith (contrabass)
Merlin Coleman (cello & voice)

Each will do a short solo set, and Pamela Z will join all of them in an ensemble finale.

PayPal Tickets are for this event (Low Bows 8/8/08) are no longer available. A limited number of seats will still be available at the door (first come first served.)

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room: MOUTH!

room: MOUTH! at 8/22/08 8pm as part of ROOM at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA
The final concert of Z Programs ROOM Summer 2008 series features a room full of mouths:

Pamela Z (voice & electronics)
Amy X Neuburg (voice)
Julie Queen (voice)
Dina Emerson (voice)
Randall Wong (voice)
Aurora (voice)
Kattt Sammon (voice)
Michael Peppe (voice)

All will perform solo and in various combinations.

 

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March 2007
Room II: Robin Cox Ensemble (from LA)

In this rare Bay Area appearance, Robin Cox Ensemble will perform an evening of contemporary works, including several by Bay Area composers. In addition to three works by Robin Cox (Faster Than That, Drive, and Square Feet) the ensemble will be performing a work Outerborough by New York violinist/composer Todd Reynolds featuring video by award-winning filmmaker Bill Morrison, and two works by bay area composers– Big Dig by Ryan Brown and Dust by Belinda Reynolds.  And Pamela Z will join the ensemble in the performance of a third Bay Area work– Six Degrees of Non-Sequiturization– a structured improvisational piece she created for the ensemble in 2006.The Robin Cox Ensemble is: Robin Cox (violinist/composer/director), Erik Leckrone (percussionist), Eric Mellencamp (percussionist), Maggie Parkins (cellist), Marty Walker, (clarinetist), and Nic Chaffee (audio engineer).

 

The Robin Cox Ensemble's ROOM appearance was supported by Meet the Composer.

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November 2006
Room I: Joëlle Léandre and Pamela Z

Joëlle Léandre (Paris) and Pamela Z (San Francisco/New York) will perform together and separately in an evening of composed and improvised works for contrabasse, voice, and electronics.


(photo: Celine Cote )

(photo: Lori Eanes)

An intense, virtuosic, charismatic, and versatile performer, French bassist Joëlle Léandre has firmly established herself as one of the primary innovators on the double bass . She is well known as an interpreter of contemporary composers such as: Monton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, Earl Brown, and John Cage (who wrote music specifically for her). Léandre is also a huge presence in the world of improvised music, having played with the most important names in that community inclucing: Derek Bailey, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Maggie Nicols, Fred van hove, Irene Schweizer, Fred Frith, Bill Dixon, Evan Parker, William Parker  Misha Mengelberg, Pauline Oliveros, Barre Philips, India Cooke, Paul Lovens, Carlos Zingaro, Yuji Takahashi, Lauren Newton, and Steve Lacy.

Hailed by WIRE as “the most gifted and enterprising vocalist/composer/audio artist in the US since the heyday of Joan La Barbara and Mededith Monk,” Pamela Z makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, sampled sounds, and The BodySynth™ gesture controller. She has also composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her work has been presented throughout the US, Europe, and Japan in concerts, festivals, and exhibitions including Bang on a Can, the Venice Biennale, the Japan Interlink Festival, and Other Minds. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Captipal Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, the ASCAP Award, and the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship.

Z PROGRAM 50
Thursday July 13 and Friday July 14, 2006, 8pm
Royce Gallery 2901 Mariposa Street, SF
Between Harrison and Alabama Streets

Z Program 50


 

 

 

 



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