Z Program 40

July 12-13, 1996

Friday and Saturday July 12 & 13, 1996 8:40pm at The LAB in San Francisco, Z Programs presents:

Z Program 40 a multi-artist, cross-discipline performance extravaganza featuring the work of composer/performers
Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen
along with a host of experimental performers including:

Butoh performer Kinji Hayashi,
composer/kotoist Miya Masaoka,
gloved audio artist Laetitia Sonami,
electronic noise artist K. Atchley,
photographer Marion Gray,
random and persistent ensemble Shnacker,
video artist Helena Kolda,
performance music ensemble Noggin
and the return of THE QUBE CHIX!

Tickets are $10 general ($7 Members/Students/Seniors) Saturday the 13th is PZ's birthday, and anyone who can prove that either their last name starts with "Z" or they are 40 years old gets in for half price. People who are both Z and 40 get in free. (ID required!)
For further info about this show or any other Z Programs Events, contact
Pamela Z Productions .
"Z program 40" is the seventh installment in an ongoing performance project which Pamela Z started in summer of 1987 with "Z program I". In 1988, Donald Swearingen joined Ms. Z to co-produce the next five events ("Z program II" 1988, "Z program 2.5" 1989, "Z program 3 or 4" 1990, "Z program V" 1992 and "Z Programs presents DUETS" in 1995.) These events have all featured the works of a diverse selection of experimental artists of various disciplines sequed together into a unified performance event. Past Z Programs have included such artists as Rinde Eckert,Hank Hyena, Barbara Imhoff, The Art Guys and The High Risk Group. Z and Swearingen always (shamelessly) feature some of their own work, and often do collaborative work with others on the program. The performances have always been provocative and full of surprises, and Z Program 40 promises to follow suit!
"Talent and wit prevailed in dangerous territory!"
-Ann Powers
"Z programs promises more of the unpredictable sounds and sights for which the avant-garde musical performance artist has become rightly known."
-Derk Richardson
Pamela Z is a composer/performer and audio artist who works primarily with voice, electronic processing, found objects and sampling technology. She has done solo performances in the Bay Area since 1984 and has toured extensively thoughout the United States. Her most recent touring engagement was a performance at Lincoln Center in New York as part of the "Bang on a Can" festival. She has done original scores for choreographers and for film and video artists, and has created a number of commissioned audio pieces for New American Radio, the most recent of which was supported by the San Francisco Art Commission. She is currently developing new solo work utilizing a MIDI controller called The BodySynth™ which allows the performer to trigger sounds with physical gestures.
Donald Swearingen has been composing and performing experimental music in San Francisco since 1985. He creates live and recorded works using a broad palate of sounds including sampled voices and objects. In addition to working with existing hardware and software, he has created alternative MIDI controllers that make use of light and motion to manipulate sound. He has created numerous commissioned audio pieces for New American Radio, and his work "Salvation at 1am" was released on the Nonsequitur "Radius" CD. Under the alias "Specimen 23" he has released several collections or original work, and his 23 Arts organization has provided sound related services to a number of artists and organizations.

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