Carbon Song Cycle is a work for chamber ensemble and expanded cinema created by composer Pamela Z and media artist Christina McPhee. It is inspired by ongoing changes and upheavals in the earth's ecosystem, and by the carbon cyclethe process through which carbon is exchanged between all terrestrial life forms and domains.
Two performances of Carbon Song Cycle will be presented at Joe Goode Annex at Project Artaud, 401 Alabama (at 17th Street) on Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, at 8p.m. The production will feature a visual installation/performance by Christina McPhee, music composition/voice and electronics by Pamela Z, with Charith Premawardhana (viola), Theresa Wong (cello), Dana Jessen (bassoon), Suki O'Kane (percussion) and Drew Detweiler (video technician).
The piece is in 10 movements scored for voice with live processing, bassoon, viola, cello, and percussion, with live, multi-channel video.
This new work premiered at Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive last spring (2013), then at Roulette in New York in November. This is the first San Francisco performance.