Stephanie Pan

Category: current

Current and upcoming projects

Trash Cuisine – Belarus Free Theatre (2012)

Welcome to the Capital Punishment Café! Our chef’s specials today include electrocution, hanging and lethal injection. And save some room for dessert, because we’ve got firing squad and stoning. Can I take your order? Belarus Free Theatre serve up food, music, dance and Shakespeare as they share true stories from inmates, executioners, human rights lawyers…

Rochester – A cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance (2011)

Rochester is a cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance which sets to music the epic, obscene poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in a contemporary, experimental and absurdist mishmash of traditional Baroque music and contemporary pop music, on a backdrop of burlesque bal masque. In setting these texts, Ms. Pan has drawn on her own…

Implied Manifesto #1 – A wordless manifesto (2011)

Implied Manifesto #1 is a music performance by Stephanie Pan which incorporates abstracted pop songs, live improvisation and inarticulateness. Made for voice, wineglasses, Suzuki Omnichord, Nebulophone and live sampler, the performance bears semblance to a personal manifesto, but has almost no comprehensible words. Rather, it relies on the visceral presence of the performer, abstract sound,…

Pills To Purge Melancholy

Pills To Purge Melancholy – a twisted-folk experiment in accessibility. Pure songs, sad songs, mad songs, weird songs; treatises in subtlety designed to thwart and relieve bouts of melancholy and loneliness, expressed through a unique instrumentation: toy zither, mini Casio, the gifted voice of Stephanie Pan, joined by old friends and colleagues, musical masterminds, Sasha…

Our Lady of Late – for voice and wineglass (2006)

Our Lady of Late is a study on the use of the voice as a pure and primitive expressive instrument, stripped of the layers and conventions established by culture and society that mask our attempts to communicate. The performance incorporates both improvisations inspired by and excerpts from the 16-movement piece by Meredith Monk of the…