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Fri, May 5 2017 8:00 PM

The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery)
2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF
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ROOM Series Presents: Pascal's Triangle

Fri, May 5, 8:00pm – Sun, May 7, 9:30pm

Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen will perform a 3-night run of Pascal’s Triangle

with Kate Stenberg: violin and Hannah Addario-Berry: cello

Pascal’s Triangle uses sampled text and sounds, voice & electronics, spatialized multi-channel audio, and interactive video. The movements of this evening-length work will employ numbers, patterns, and structures derived from mathematical principles: vignettes that evoke the poetic elegance of numbers.

This new collaborative electro-acoustic performance work will feature Pamela Z’s signature voice and electronics and Donald Swearingen’s sample-based work – with both artists employing Swearingen-designed gesture controllers for live manipulation of sound and image.

Weaving together mathematical formulae, riddles, stories, text fragments, and images, Z and Swearingen will fill the space with live vocal, electronic, and sampled sounds combined with violin and cello (performed by Kate Stenberg and Hannah Addario-Berry) in an exploration of the beauty and mystery of numbers.

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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)