Pamela Z is a fixture at most of the bay areas avant garde events. She not only attends most of them, she performs in many as well. I have seen her perform a few times, most recently at the chapel of chimes this past Sunday. Its always a pleasure. Her style is unique and most certainly an extension of her personality which is outgoing to say the least. Rather then try to describe her music Ill show you. Below is a video of her piece, The Pendulum. Since it isn't blatantly obvious from the video Ill just mention that the hand motions you see her doing are controlling this small box which is some sort of midi control box. Watching her use it is similar to seeing someone play a theremin but more elaborate.
(I found this video on a blog I recently discovered called Iron Tongue of Midnight)