Harmonious Dialogue: Pamela Z’s Simultaneous
How does a composer transform human speech into music?
Martha Joseph, Pamela Z
Nov 6, 2023
Composer-performer Pamela Z spent last summer as the second artist in the annual Studio Residency program in MoMA’s Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio. The Kravis Studio is a dedicated performance space located within the Museum’s fourth-floor collection galleries; as its name suggests, it is a platform for artists experimenting with new art forms. The Studio Residency offers them space and time to develop and present processes and ideas.
At the Museum, Pamela Z continued to develop her recent song cycle Simultaneous. The residency culminated in a public premiere of Simultaneous, a post-performance conversation with the artist, and an installation version of Simultaneous on view during museum hours.
Martha Joseph, assistant curator in the Department of Media and Performance, recently spoke to Pamela Z about her residency.
There’s something about the music of human speech that is so charming to me. I never tire of it.
Installation view of Studio Residency: Pamela Z
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