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In Conversation with Pamela Z & The Living Earth Show

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
6:00-7:30 PM
Stamps Auditorium Walgreen Drama Center Map
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
Stamps Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Join experimental duo The Living Earth Show alongside pioneering composer, performer, and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z for a moderated conversation and Q&A discussing their new work, process, and collaboration while in residence with the U-M Center for World Performance Studies.


PAMELA Z is a composer/performer and media artist making works for voice, electronics, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She has toured 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), and the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She has composed scores for dance, film, and chamber ensembles (including Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird). Her awards include the Rome Prize, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MIT McDermott Award, the Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

THE LIVING EARTH SHOW pushes the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility while amplifying voices, perspectives, and bodies that the classical music tradition has often excluded. The organization uses the tools of experimental and contemporary chamber music to foreground BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists, facilitating the creation of their most ambitious musical visions and creating work that reflects and responds to our world.

Based in San Francisco, The Living Earth Show is simultaneously one of the premiere contemporary chamber ensembles in the United States, a groundbreaking production company (TLES Productions), and uncompromising record label (Earthy Records). The Living Earth Show has presented seasons of commissioned multimedia productions since 2011, working with dance companies, visual artists, sculptors, poets, and other musicians to craft compelling, immersive, progressive new work.

Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies with support from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at or call 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Walgreen Drama Center
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: center for world performance studies, Composition, cwps, Interdisciplinary, Lecture, music, performance
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

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