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Sat, Dec 14 2019 8:00 PM

Zellerbach Playhouse
Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley Berkeley
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Pamela Z with EIGHTH BLACKBIRD at Cal Performances
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8pm

Eighth Blackbird in the bay area premiere of Pamela Z's WAYS OF LOOKING

Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird, a four-time Grammy-winning contemporary music sextet, performs with multimedia artist and composer Pamela Z. The performance includes the Bay Area premiere of Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking, a new composition exploring the musicality of speech sounds, commissioned by Eighth Blackbird, as well as a short, solo performance by Pamela Z on voice and electronics.

Nina Shekhar: Ice 'n' Spice (Bay Area Premiere)
Viet Cuong: Electric Aroma (Bay Area Premiere)
Fjola Evans: Eroding (Bay Area Premiere)
Holly Harrison: Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (Bay Area Premiere)
Andy Akiho: Karakurenai
Jonathan Bailey Holland: The Clarity of Cold Air
Pamela Z: Quatre Couches and Badagada
Pamela Z: Ways of Looking (Bay Area Premiere)

Parking will be a problem on campus for the Dec 14 performance due to a Cal Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

Zellerbach Playhouse
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA USA

Cost: $21-$42
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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)