Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Nov 10 2016 7:30 PM

Exploratorium
Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF
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Attention is a new, hybrid work for string quartet with video where voices and electronic devices explore the ways in which attention and focus are challenged in today’s culture. In the work, the musicians will play instruments, sing, speak, move, and interact with each other and devices in a circular loop to create a mesh of interlocking sonic events and projected visuals.

In celebration of this world premiere, the Del Sol String Quartet will perform three additional compositions, resonant with the themes and technological adaptations present in Pamela Z’s new work.

Del Sol is:
Benjamin Keith: Violin
Rick Shinozaki; Violin
Charlton Lee: Viola
Kathryn Bates: Cello

Cost: $15 ($10 Exploratorium Members)
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
BREATHING is a movement from Carbon Song Cycle (a inter-media chamber work by composer/performer Pamela Z and visual artist Christina McPhee). The work was originally written for voice & electronics, bassoon, viola, cello, percussion, and tape. This is a solo version performed by the composer (with just voice, processing, and tape), recorded at a 3/13/2014 duo concert with Joan La Barbara as part of the 2014 ROOM Series. Pamela Z is using a gesture controller (designed and built by Donald Swearingen). © 2013 Last Letter Music (ASCAP)
audio from live concert at herbst hall in san francisco. music by terry riley - the wheel & mythic birds waltz