Pamela Z

Performing Arts, 2002

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 (including Kronos Quartet, Bagn on a Can Allstars and Ethel). Her numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital’s grant, 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. 

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Awards and Accomplishments


Pamela Z receives an individual artist commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission 


Pamela Z was commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to compose And The Movement of the Tongue, a work for string quartet and tape which was premiered by Kronos Quartet.


Z receives MAP Fund Grant


Z receives Creative Work Fund grant


Z presents with Creative Capital at IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY

2006: Z receives Meet the Composer grant

2005: Z receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

2004: Z receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2003: Z’s work is featured at the Venice Biennale