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Society of Women In Technology


SWiTCH Presents

Guest speaker: Joan La Barbara

Title: Sonic Atmospheres

Composer/performer Joan La Barbara will discuss her compositional process including how she builds the sonic atmospheres which form the foundation of many of her recent works.

Bio: Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist and actor is renowned for developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques (multiphonics, circular singing, ululation, and glottal clicks, her “signature sounds”) influencing generations of other composers and singers. La Barbara serves on the composition faculty at New York University. She is composing a new opera exploring the artistic process, interior dialogue, and sounds within the mind. Website:

Date: Wednesday December 3, 2014
Location: Kimmel Center, Room 903
Time: 1:30 PM

All are welcome!

Mission Statement

The Society of Women In TeCHnology (SWITCH) is a student run club for women technology students at NYU, both graduate and undergraduate. SWITCH empowers women to succeed in technology related fields, be it academic or professional, with an emphasis on music technology and the industry and arts professions. (SWITCH) is made up of engineers, scientists, artists, musicians, educators and music industry professionals who strive to inspire and learn from one and other. Through SWITCH, women are given an opportunity to network, collaborate, and share ideas.

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