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Folge 2: “mimic”
a layered sonic work in multiple interlocking movements
von Pamela Z
Drawing from samples of interviews for an in-progress performance and sound installation work (Baggage Allowance), this radio piece focuses on possessions, attachment, loss, and treasure, and explores the "ball & chain" nature of dragging ones belongings across the globe. The work is composed, edited, and performed by Pamela Z and includes the composer's own voice along with samples of the speaking voices of Mary Armentrout, Bill Ballou, Elisabeth Beaird, Elena-Mariá Bey, Elaine Buckholtz, Moshe Cohen, Marion Gray, Hannah Kahn, Wendy Levi, Guy Livingston, Alessandro Moruzzi, Janet Silke, Amy Trachtenberg, Beth Warshafsky, and Karin Wikström. The piano part of the "Notice of Baggage Inspection" segment was performed by Guy Livingston. The text from that section was taken from the copy on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) notices often inserted in people's luggage. The text for "The Perfect Wardrobe" was taken from "A Guide to Elegance" by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux. All music composed by Pamela Z (ASCAP, Last Letter Music) Pamela Z's Baggage Allowance will premiere as a full evening performance work in San Francisco and New York in 2010. It will premiere as a sound, video, and object installation work in Champaign, IL in the same year.
Pamela Z, die heuer eines Mitglieder der Prix Ars Electroncia Jury der Kategorie Digital Musics ist, lebt in San Francisco. Der Prix Ars Electroncia 2009 / Digital Musics ging an den ebenfalls in den USA lebenden Künstler Bill Fontana.