Patricia Zimmermann

Patricia Zimmermann

Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Culture and Communication
Faculty, Cinema and Photography
Faculty, Documentary Studies and Production

Archival Film/Live Music Projects

Artistic Director, Producer, Writer, “West Side Story Counterpoint,” with pianists Jairo Geronymo and Deborah Martin, soprano Deborah Lifton and bass bariton Brad Hougham, multimedia design by Phil Wilde and Anne Michel, in collaboration with the Human Studise Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, World Premiere, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, March 31, 2008

Artistic Director, Producer, Writer, “The Four Seasons of Astor Piazzolla,” with pianists JairoGeronymo and Diane Birr, and tango dancers, multimedia remix by Tom Nicholson, in collaboration with the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, World Premiere, Ithaca College, November 17, 2006

Public Exhibitions: 

Featured Performance, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Conference, Austin City Limits,  Austin, Texas October 19, 2007

First Year Seminars Program Performance, Ithaca College (three performances), September 25, and 27, 2007

Producer, writer, artistic director, “Memescapes,” special commission of archival film with producers Ann Michel and Phil Wilde and live music with Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, Robbie Aceto, in collaboration with the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, World Premiere, March 30, 2007, opening  night, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, with support from the Park Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts

Artistic Director, Producer, Writer, “Dismantling War,” Live Remix with lap tops, with SimonTarr, Art Jones, composer Erik Spangler, and spoken work ensemble, in collaboration with the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, First Year Reading Initiative Project, Ithaca College,  September 12, 2005

Artistic Director, Producer, Writer, “Dismantling Empire,” Live Remix with lap tops, withSimon Tarr and Art Jones, in collaboration with the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution,  Occupied Spaces Symposium, Ithaca College, April 6, 2005

Artistic Director, Producer Writer, commissioned live music score, live VJ mix, and spoken word script for Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates (1920) with Fe Nunn Quartet, Live performance with jazz quintet and spoken word, February 2004 World Premiere, 

Artistic Director, Performer, Producer, and Writer, collaborative music and performance project with theHuman Studies Film Archive, Smithsonian Institution, "A Manifesto for Digital Memories," with Simon Tarr, Jan Christopher Horak, Davin Goode, and Laura Kissel, Orphans of the Storm Symposium, March 27, 2004, Columbia, South Carolina

Artistic Director, Producer and Writer, commissioned live music score, digital imaging prelude and coda, and recitative script for soprano for Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North (1922).  Live performance with electric violin and digital looping by Ritsu Katsumata and soprano Louise Mygatt commissioned for the 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Robert Flaherty Film Seminars, June 2004

Public Exhibitions:

World Premiere, Ithaca College, April 26, 2004

National Premiere, 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Vassar College, June 12, 2004

New York City Premiere, Museum of Modern Art, June 21, 2004