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Worldwide Music:
An Interview with Joan La Barbara

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 63 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

This program, recorded in 1976, begins with Charles Amirkhanian playing the first three musical selections simultaneously. After this stimulating experiment with multi-tasking, Charles interviews avant-garde vocalist Joan La Barbara about her work with extended vocal techniques. She describe the various methods she employs and then plays two of her own 1975 compositions, “WARP” and “Vocal Techniques”.

Musical Selections:  Music in 5ths [excerpt] / Philip Glass & [excerpt from “Music in Sikkim”] & Aran [excerpt] / Christopher Hobbs [all three pieces played simultaneously] -- WARP (1975) / Joan La Barbara -- Vocal Extensions (1975) / Joan La Barbara -- Melody with Voice-Driven Electronics (1975) / David Behrman
Performers:  Joan La Barbara, voice (WARP ; Vocal Extensions ; Voice-Driven)
Bruce Ditmas, percussion (WARP)
Genres:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic; Avant-Garde
Subject:  La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Vocalises; Vocalises (Medium voice) with percussion; Vocalises (Medium voice) with electronics; Electronic music; Electro-acoustic; Avant-garde (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Glass, Philip; Hobbs, Christopher, 1950-; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Behrman, David
First Broadcast Date:  2/26/1976
 
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