Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist working with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live looping techniques, she creates works combining extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, processing, and gesture-activated MIDI controllers. She has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet. Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan – including appearances at Bang on a Can (New York), Other Minds (San Francisco), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal, Germany). She’s shown installation works at the Whitney Museum (NY), Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and Krannert Museum (IL). Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Fund, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, MAP Fund, ASCAP Plus Award, Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA Japan/US Friendship Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Currently based: US