Residency Dates: May 12, 2024 - June 01, 2024
Application Deadline: December 10, 2023

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist working primarily with voice, live electronics, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live looping, she processes her voice to create complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Bang on a Can All Stars, Julia Bullock with SF Symphony, and the LA Philharmonic New Music Group. Her interdisciplinary performances have been presented at venues including The Kitchen (NY), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), REDCAT (LA), and MCA (Chicago), and her installations have been presented at such exhibition spaces as the Whitney (NY), Savvy Contemporary (Berlin), and the Krannert (IL). Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous festivals including Bang on a Can (NY), Interlink (Japan), Other Minds (San Francisco), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Dak’Art (Sénégal) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal). She’s a recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Dorothea Tanning Award, United States Artists, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Guggenheim, Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, Herb Alpert Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Residency Statement 

I welcome artists who make work as composers, composer/performers, sound and installation artists, and/or interdisciplinary artists, and who are passionate about 

experimentation and curious about blurring the lines between disciplines and approaches. I look forward to both sharing my experiences and ideas with the Associate Artists and learning from theirs. Sessions will include sharing work with each other, group discussions, creative group activities, individual meetings, and opportunities to collaborate. 

Application Requirements 

  • 1-page bio or CV (pdf)
  • A statement describing 
    • what you’d like to work on and what you hope to get out of the residency
    • your artistic interests/influences & area(s) of expertise 
    • your levels of ability and experience (with your instrument, composition, media, technology, performance, etc.)
  • 2 work samples (excerpts or complete works) up to 15 minutes total (vimeo, YouTube, or SoundCloud links) 
  • Optional support material: music scores, installation or stage diagrams, images, program notes, etc. (pdf) 


Applications Closed. No open call available for this residency.

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