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Sun, Nov 20 2022 4:00 PM

ODC Dance Theatre
3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF
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Volti performs Pamela Z's INK

The San Francisco Bay Area chamber chorus, Volti, presents the in-person premiere of Pamela Z's Ink at ODC Theater in San Francisco USA

Ink is a work that unfolds in five sonically distinct movements that variously use standard notation, graphic elements, instructions, and rote transmission of sung and spoken vocal material. Speech fragments from interviews with the Volti singers make up a portion of the sonic structure and determine some of the work’s melodic and rhythmic passages. The piece premiered as a streaming video work, designed specifically for the web, on April 24, 2021.

This concert will include a re-vamped, live version, as the start of the 2022-2023 season, performed by Volti under the baton of Valerie St. Agathe. Volt will also perform a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner, Caroline Shaw.
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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)