A Discussion with Joan La Barbara, composer/performer/soundartist
The Composition Colloquium series hosts composer/performer/soundartist Joan La Barbara for a discussion. La Barbara's career as a composer/performer/soundartist explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries in developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques: multiphonics, circular singing, ululation and glottal clicks that have become her "signature sounds". In 2008, La Barbara was awarded the American Music Center's Letter of Distinction for significant contributions to the field of contemporary American music.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.