On Friday, November 10, 2006, at 8pm, Joelle Leandre and Pamela Z will perform an evening of solos and duos including composed and improvised works for contrabasse, voice, and electronics. This concert marks Pamela and Joelle's first US collaborative performance.
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.
For the 2006-2007 season, Z Programs will embark on a new chamber music series called Room. The concerts take place in the the Royce Gallery, an intimate performance gallery in San Francisco's North East Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ!). In these concerts, composer/performer Pamela Z will host and often share evenings with a variety of virtuosic, solo new music instrumentalists and chamber groups playing composed music of their own, that of other composers, as well as improvised music
Official Website: http://www.pamelaz.com/Room.html
Added by MarkPritchard on November 7, 2006