Zac PenningtonCanaan, NY
As founder and creative director for the musical group Parenthetical Girls, songwriter/performer Zac Pennington has spent the last decade-plus charting a strange and singular path through the arteries of independent pop music. Having self-released four critically acclaimed full-length albums and countless other releases via his own Slender Means Society imprint, Pennington’s work has been performed at numerous international arts and music festivals and institutions, including the Donaufestival (Vienna; 2007, ‘10, ‘13), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Intersecciones (Spain), PuSh Festival (Vancouver, B.C.), Bumbershoot (Seattle), and PICA’s Time-Based Arts Festival (Portland; 2008, ‘12), Ecstatic Music Festival and St Ann’s Warehouse. From 2009-2010, Pennington served as resident lyricist, composer, and performer within the theatrical production of Implied Violence’s The Dorothy K—with performances staged at the Guggenheim, and the New Island Festival (NYC). Alongside composer Jherek Bischoff and choreographers Steven Reker and Allie Hankins, Pennington’s 2017 performance work “Crying Music” has been performed at both REDCAT and The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
The Common Touch
Music video for “The Common Touch,” taken from the record “Privilege” by the group Parenthetical Girls
Hideout by Comedienne
Music video by JJ Stradford for the project Comedienne.