Friday, March 15, 2019 | 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 8pm
ApolloLab @ 2pm on 3/16 (free admission)
@MATCH in Midtown (MB1)
“When someone mentions folk music, the genre of American 1960’s/70’s ‘folk-rock’ is always the first thing to pop into my mind.” --Pamela Z
Over the past decade, audiences have shared with us their own ideas of what constitutes folk music. Composer-performer Pamela Z crystallized this fascinating inquiry and offers her take on folk music, with a new commission inspired by American 1960’s/70’s folk rock. Steven Snowden’s ‘Appalachian Polaroids’ provides a juxtaposed look at the DNA of American and Appalachian roots music, a work inspired by photographs of remote mountain communities in Appalachia. And Snowden's 'Take This Hammer' finds its origins on a bluesy prison work song that later inspired the music of British folk-rocker Sandy Denny.
In addition to two performances of this program, we offer a first ever ApolloLab - an informal, behind-the-scenes look at the composers and artists.
Pamela Z: The Unraveling for string quartet, voice and MacBook Pro
20x2020 NO. 16 | WORLD PREMIERE
Pamela Z: Solo Works TBA
Steven Snowden: Appalachian Polaroids & Take This Hammer
“Wonderfully compelling performer...showcases what a human voice looks, sounds, feels, means.”
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES