FluCoMa Podcast #21: Pamela Z

Episode 21 of the FluCoMa Podcast where Jacob Hart talks with composer and performer Pamela Z.

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Pamela Z

The Podcast


  1. Introduction (0:0)

  2. Getting in to music (1:33)

  3. Collaboration (7:34)

  4. Preservation (17:33)

  5. Digital spaces (22:18)

  6. Analog to digital (28:40)

  7. Gesture controllers (41:42)

  8. Gesture and sound (50:42)

  9. Corpus curation (55:15)

  10. Isodora (1:1:44)

  11. RNBO and technical obsolescence (1:9:19)

  12. Form (1:14:52)

  13. Thoughts on the future (1:22:6)


In episode 21 of the FluCoMa Podcast we talk with the renowned composer, performer and media artist Pamela Z. In this episode we take an overlook of Pamela’s career and the many ways in which she has experimented with voice, performance and electronics. We shall hear how she explores the mapping of gestures to sounds, how she approaches instrument design, her approaches of analog and digital live voice processing, and the roles that technologies and HCI play in her work.

Here are the links to some of the things that were discussed during the podcast:

  • Donald Swearingen’s controllers.

  • Typewriter/Breathing:

  • Baggage Allowance:

  • Other rooms: