Composer/performer Pamela Z and physical theater/dance artist Shinichi Iova-Koga will perform together in a duo evening of improvisatory explorations of sound, movement, and image. The artists will engage in sonic and visual conversations combining movement (Iova-Koga) with voice, electronics, and video (Z).
Pamela is best known for her solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. Shinichi is the Artistic Director of the performance company inkBoat. He investigates body space and kinesthetic relationship, working in many forms, finding what exists outside form. The two have collaborated in various capacities in the past, but this will be a rare opportunity to see them work together in a shared evening of spontaneous collaborative works.
“Z transcends the kind of dry, hermetic nature of much electronic music, by adding elements of dancer, performance artist, digital shaman, and generally charismatic stage presence. She duly reminds us of the importance of the live real time event, an element as rooted in ancient culture as it is in any kind of new music enterprise.”
“Shinichi Iova-Koga’s work is grotesque, beautiful, and funny. As a dancer he is never less than mesmerizing — ephemeral like smoke, limpid like a vernal pool. He has developed a personal form of mixed-media dance theater that integrates contradictory impulses — the ancient and the technological, the chaotic and the formal, nature and nurture. He might be called a dancer at the edge.”
Pamela Z excerpts from ACQUA from Pamela Z on Vimeo.