ROOM: Vox & Circuitry
Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series continues with an evening of new music for voice and electronics at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA
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 join forces for a tutti voice and electronics finale.
Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street #18, San Francisco, CA
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 installation works and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, the NEA/JUSFC Fellowship, and a Djerrassi Resident Artist Program residency. www.pamelaz.com
Composer and videographer Kristin Miltner is a graduate of Mills College, where she studied and developed a compositional method for music employing direct contact with video images. She also designs software used for performing her music live. Though she makes music primarily with computers, she also sings and plays piano. Miltner has performed solo and with Miba, and her video works have been shown at the Rencontres International Film and Video Festival, Berlin. She released her debut solo album, Grains, in 2007 on Prae, and followed it with Music for Dreaming and Playing, the eighth volume in Asthmatic Kitty's Library Catalog Music Series.
Luciano Chessa is active as a composer, performer, and conductor. His scores are published by RAI TRADE and Carrara and have been performed in Europe, U.S., and Australia. Recent compositions include "Squeeze! Squeeze! Squeeze!," a large work written for the quartertone vibe/ quartertone electric guitar duo The Living Earth Show, and "A Heavenly Act," an opera with video by Kalup Linzy commissioned by SFMOMA for Ensemble Parallèle. Chessa is the author of "Luigi Russolo, Futurist" (University of California Press), the first English monograph dedicated to Russolo's Art of Noises. His Futurist expertise resulted in a commission by NYC's Biennial PERFORMA to direct the first reconstruction of Russolo's intonarumori orchestra and to curate/conduct concerts which received a 'Best of 2009' mention in The New York Times. In March 2011, Chessa conducted a sold-out intonarumori concert for Berliner Festspiele-Maerzmusik Festival; in December, for Art Basel | Miami Beach, he conducted the New World Symphony + Lee Ranaldo in the premiere of Ranaldo's It All Begins Now! Chessa teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and collaborates with SF's Italian Cultural Institute.
Dean Santomieri has worked with tape & electronic music for many years.
Lately his focus has concentrated upon the modern classical guitar
repertoire, particularly minimalism. Since his work with the multimedia
duo Donkey Boy, in the early nineties, his performing has also included
spoken word. His stories and narrative pieces are often derived from his
dreams or constructed from word games, as his use of mesostics with
musicians Suki O'Kane and Michael Zelner, in the group I Franzen, and he's currently active in a duo with violinist Thea Farhadian.
Royce Gallery (View)
2901 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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