SWiTCH Presents – Sonic Atmospheres Composition Discussion by Joan La Barbara

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: www.joanlabarbara.com.

Date: Wednesday December 3, 2014

Location: Kimmel Center, Room 903

Time: 1:30 PM

All are welcome!