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)
Richard Marriott (trombone)
with Pamela Z (voice & electronics)
Each will perform solo work (and some possible duos), and then Pamela will join them in an ensemble finale.
Tom Dambly is a trumpet player, writer, professional audio consultant and producer. Tom holds degrees in philosophy from the Penn State and music from the UC San Diego and Mills College. His teachers have included Edwin Harkins, Jay Rizzetto, and Edward Carroll, and he has performed in masterclasses for Maurice André, Stephen Burns, Thomas Stevens, and Markus Stockhausen. Tom has performed as a soloist, improviser, and ensemble musician with groups such as sfSound, Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Mills College Contemporary Ensemble, UCSD's SONOR, Cal Arts New Century Players, the Berkeley Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. He has played in many premieres or first recordings of new works by composers from the US, Europe and Japan including premieres of works by Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio's, Vinko Globokar, Olivier Messiaen, and John Cage. Tom has authored technical texts on Pro Tools and has written numerous articles for audio magazines.
Richard Marriott has been active as a composer and musician for over thirty years. He has composed extensively for film, television, dance, theater, opera, installations and video games, encompassing styles ranging from avant garde to commercial mainstream. He is founder and artistic director of the Club Foot Orchestra, the premiere ensemble for live music performance with silent film. This ensemble, originally an experimental night club act, began to perform with film in 1987 and now has a repertoire of ten feature-length scores which have been performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Smithsonian Institution, World Financial Center, NuArt Theater (Santa Monica) and Castro Theater (San Francisco). His new opera "Divide Light" was presented in August 2008 at the Montalvo Center of the Arts in California. Composing credits also include music for the feature film "Rising Sun" (Phil Kaufmann, director), the score for the Academy Award nominated documentary "Silver into Gold", music for the CBS series "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat". Among his silent scores are "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", "Nosferatu" and "Sherlock Jr." . He has composed the scores for numerous independent films including "Love Suicide" (David Teague, director) "The Collectors" (Ian Day, director) and "Red Terror on the Amber Coast" (Ken Gumbert, director).
Krys Bobrowski is a sound artist and musician who plays French horn, kelp horn, and a battery of instruments of her own invention. She has invented bowed glass instruments, and has played with air and helium-filled balloons as resonators for her music, and with steel plates and electric conduit tubing as sound sources. In addition to concert works, she has created interactive installations and designed day long performances. She has been a member of the ensemble Vorticella, and has created Krys often transforms natural and everyday objects such as kelp and bowls into musical instruments.
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
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2901 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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