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2017

November 3-19
La Barbara performs the title role in "Thomas Paine in Violence", the premiere of Paul Pinto's opera at HERE Art Center.
145 6th Avenue, New York, NY

September 17
La Barbara performs her works "Windows" (Austrian premiere), "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" (Austrian premiere), and "The River also Changes" (World Premiere) for Klangspuren Schwaz.
Tirol, Austria.
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September 6
La Barbara performs her work for Resonant Bodies Festival.
Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Avenue at Third Avenue, Brooklyn. (3 sets starting at 7:15pm)
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August 11, 2017 - January 28, 2018
"This is a Voice" exhibition at MAAS, Sydney Australia
La Barbara's iconic graphic score and recorded performance are part of this special exhibition which was launched in 2016 at Wellcome Collection in London in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and travels to Sydney, Australia at the Powerhouse Museum. La Barbara also will do workshops and performances:
October 16: workshop at Sydney Conservatory
October 17: JLB solo performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music
October 18: lecture at Sydney Conservatory
October 19-22: performances of "Rhetorical Chorus" by Agatha Gothe-Snape at Carriageworks.
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July 20-22
La Barbara (Actor/Singer) and Lillevan (live imagery) collaborate with Morton Subotnick in the premiere of his new work "Crowds and Power" for Lincoln Center Festival.
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W. 65th St, 8:30pm
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May 24
La Barbara commences the celebration of her 70th year with the premiere of a new song cycle, "The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.", inspired by the life and work of Joseph Cornell, with lyrics by Monique Truong, performed by Lauren Flanigan (soprano), Julia Meadows (soprano). Maria Diaz-Moresco (baritone) and Ne(x)tworks with Byran Hayslett, guest cellist.
Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, 8pm.
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May 6
Bang on a Can Marathon 2017
Joan La Barbara’s A Murmuration for Chibok, (lyrics by Monique Truong) which honors and keeps in the present over 250 school girls abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2014, performed by the award-winning winning Young People’s Chorus of NYC, led by Francisco Nuñez.
2-10pm, Brooklyn Museum
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March 6
YPC Gala
Joan La Barbara’s A Murmuration for Chibok, (lyrics by Monique Truong) which honors and keeps in the present over 250 school girls abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2014, performed by the award-winning winning Young People’s Chorus of NYC, led by Francisco Nuñez.
Frederic P. Rose Concert Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, 7pm
Young People's Chorus of NYC
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February 25 and 26
La Barbara performs her work "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" and also John Cage's "Aria", Earle Brown's "December 1952" and George Lewis' "Shadowgraph, 5" for the "Music for Merce (Project)" concert.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
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February 23 and 24
La Barbara performs her work "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" and also John Cage's "Aria", Earle Brown's "December 1952" and George Lewis' "Shadowgraph, 5" for the "Music for Merce (Project)" concert.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
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February 2-4:
Joan La Barbara is Musical Director of a new production of Robert Ashley's anti-war opera "Dust" at Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St. a co-production of the College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music and Lang School of Jazz, The New School.
Perhformances: February 2 and 3 at 8 pm
February 4 at 3 pm and 8 pm.
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January 19
ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn celebrates its Artist Residency program with special performances by Joan La Barbara and Miguel Frasconi (Ne(x)tworks) with Audrey Chen.
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 8pm.
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2016

December 29
La Barbara lectures on her music at Musrara Art Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

December 28
Performances of La Barbara's music: "Circular Song" and "in the shadow and act of the haunting place" by Chanan Ben Simone and Ensemble Musica Nova at Ha Teiva, Tel Aviv, Israel.

December 27
La Barbara lectures on her music at Jerusalem Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel.

November 10
La Barbara performs her works "Solitary Journeys of the Mind", "ShamanSong", "Circular Song" and "Windows" at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, c/ Santa Isabel nº 52, Madrid, Spain, 7pm.
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November 4 and November 6
La Barbara's new choral work, "A Murmuration for Chibok" with lyrics by award winning Vietnamese-American novelist Monique Truong, commissioned for "Transient Glory" by Young People's Chorus of New York. The work celebrates and honors the 200+ young women who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria in April 2014 by Boko Haram, a radical group which disapproves of the education of women and of non-religious-based education. Few of these young women have been rescued or have escaped and their fate is still unknown, although a video was released to their families in April 2016. Premiere of this choral work will take place on Friday, November 4, 7 pm at National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 and Sunday, November 6, 7 pm at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036.
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November 1
La Barbara presents her music at CUNY/Brooklyn Composers' Forum.

October 31
La Barbara presents her music at NYU Composers' Forum.

October 23
La Barbara performs "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" plus new mixes of her works "Windows" and "October Music: Star Showers and Extraterrestrials" in the iconic planetarium on Montreal's Olympic park (Parc olympique de Montreal, 4545 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal, QC, H1V 3N7).
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October 12-14
Alvin Lucier 85th Birthday Festival at the University of the Arts, Zurich Switzerland:
10/12 : La Barbara presents a workshop on advanced vocal techniques and contemporary repertoire
10/13 : La Barbara performs Lucier's "Palimpsest" (with text by Lydia Davis) at 6pm, plus Morton Feldman's "Only" in concert, at 8 pm
10/14 : La Barbara premieres "Rainbow", a new work by Lucier, 8pm.

June 20
"The Transmigration of Morton F." featuring Joan La Barbara, directed by Sjaron Minailo with music by Morton Feldman and Anat Spiegel, launches at Bellevue Theatre in Amsterdam with a concert including the world premiere of La Barbara's "Touches (distances)" performed by La Barbara with Boyan Dellatre, and "Solitary Journeys of the Mind". La Barbara also performs "Echoes" written for her by Anat Spiegel, and Morton Feldman's shortest but perhaps most poignant work "Only". This concert launches the digital video work "The Transmigration of Morton F." which will be available in perpetuity on the website below.
In "The Transmigration of Morton F.", the worlds of opera, ritual and computer-gaming coalesce. Commissioned by the Holland Festival, director Sjaron Minailo and composer Anat Spiegel’s creation is a fully digital music theatre performance to be experienced from June 20 on www.mortonf.net. The legendary vocal artist Joan La Barbara performs the protagonist as herself: while visiting Amsterdam she finds herself caught up in a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious character whom she believes to be the reincarnation of iconic composer Morton Feldman with whom she has worked in the past. As La Barbara’s surreal dreamworld unravels, the viewers are invited to travel the infinite paths of their own choosing through Spiegel’s and Feldman’s compositions.
Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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June 18
Panel discussion by nyMusikk: Odd Mouth Sound
Joan La Barbara, Nicholas Bullen, Sue Tompkins and Stine Janvin Motland discuss their varying approaches to vocal composition; the meeting of visual art and vocal sound and what it means to “vocal fry” and “death grunt!”
Voice is the original instrument, a mini-festival curated by Mark Beasley in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo and nyMusikk, focuses on the voice and vocal experimental expressions, and will feature concert performances by the renowned artists Joan La Barbara, Nicholas Bulllen, Sue Tompkins, and Stine Janvin Motland. The event will take place at the exhibition space 1857, a former lumberyard with monumental height and acoustics.
Four leading composers, vocalists and visual artists will present a series of performances that examine the range and scope of vocal performance from its avant-garde beginnings through popular form and back again. American composer and singer Joan La Barbara’s seminal work Voice is the Original Instrument (1976) and her collaborations with composers John Cage, Steve Reich and Robert Ashley and visual artist’s Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and Matthew Barney connect the worlds of music, performance and visual art. Her early works are recognized classics of the form and set the bar for subsequent extended vocal techniques and vocal composition. La Barbara performs her works "Space Testing Re: 1857", "Solitary Journeys of the Mind", "Circular Song" and "Windows".
Panel Discussion 6pm, nyMusikk, Platous gate 18.
Concert 7pm, Venue 1857, Tøyenbekken 12 Oslo, Norway.
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May 7
Ne(x)tworks premieres Morton Subotnick's "Song" for chamber ensemble, electronics and Paul Geluso's specially designed 3D speaker array , commissioned by Harvestworks and funded in part by Aaron Copland Fund for Music. This performance is co-produced by Harvestworks and Knockdown Center.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378, 8pm.
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May 7
"CYCLONE" - Surround sound performance of newly restored multichannel work by Joan La Barbara scored for multiple voices, percussion and Arp 2600 synthesizer sounds, for "semi-live" performance on multiple speakers with the original light panning device custom designed by Ralph Jones.The work was last performed in 1977 at PS1 in NYC (Queens) and was an award-winning sound sculpture installation/performance work (independent artist submission) at ISCM World Music Days (Weltmusiktage) in Bonn, Germany. Both installation/performances were done with analog audio tape (mixed to mono) and moved in the spaces using light-panning device and penlight. Reconstruction, analog to digital transfers and remixes were funded in part by Aaron Copland Fund for Music and New Music USA Project grants. These performances are co-produced by Harvestworks and Knockdown Center.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378, 6pm.
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April 16
Cafe OTO.
La Barbara performs a solo concert at famed London performance space. Works include: "Solitary Journeys of the Mind", "Circular Song", "ShamanSong", and "Windows".
16-22 Ashwin Street, London, UK
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April 14
"Exploring the Voice", Lecture/demonstration/panel at Clore Studio
American vocalist Joan La Barbara, renowned for her unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques, is joined by Paul Farrington (vocal coach and vocal consultant) and Mary King (performer, teacher, coach and broadcaster) as they explore the material quality of the voice and how it can be manipulated in performance. The Insight is presented by BBC broadcaster Sara Mohr Pietsch.
7:15 - 8:45 pm
Royal Opera House, London, UK
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April 13
"This Is A Voice", Wellcome Trust Exhibition
La Barbara's score and recording of her seminal vocal étude "Circular Song" are featured in this exploration of the voice in its many facets. La Barbara performs her work "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" at the opening event. Exhibition opens to the public on April 14. Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
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March 7-8
"Thomas Paine in Violence", an opera-in-progress by Paul Pinto, featuring Joan La Barbara as the Spirit of Thomas Paine. Simultaneously set in and around the posthumous mind of the revolutionary activist, Thomas Paine in Violence is a text-dense psychedelic opera, taking place in a cosmic radio station, and inspired by Paine's most radical writings, political soapboxing, swearing, censorship, slam poetry, Henry Fonda, and shock jock punditry.
HERE Art Center, 145 6th Ave
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February 27
Three 20 Minute "Micro-Operas" performed by Joan La Barbara and Gelsey Bell. Three small chamber operas employing chance, improvisation, live electronics and randomly controlled lighting. "Ping" with text by Samuel Beckett, and "What is the Word".
Avant Festival 2016, Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St
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2015

December 21
"Alpine Echoes," La Barbara's new work for multiple voices, premieres for "Make Music Winter."
Bennet Park, Washington Heights, NYC, 12noon - 1pm.
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December 9
Launch party for "Make Music Winter," featuring a preview of La Barbara's new work for multiple voices, "Alpine Echoes."
Dan Goode's loft, 167 Spring Street #3, 7-9pm.
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December 4 & 5
"Jack & Julie Project," La Barbara appears in "Exit Papers" and "The Terrace," two of seven 10-minute plays presented at HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St., West Village, NYC. For information and ticket reservations (tickets are free but require a reservation) call: 212-675-2370.

November 18
La Barbara is "The Transmitter" (Actor) in Agatha Gothe-Snape's "Rhetorical Chorus (LW)", a performance work inspired by conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener that explores the role of the physical body in transmitting and receiving knowledge, commissioned by Performa 15.
8pm
Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th Street, New York, NY 10023
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November 14
"Equity Library Theater presents A selection of plays from the Provincetown Players"
La Barbara joins fellow actors Ami Fazchas, Danielle Elizabeth Letsche, Susan Neuffer, Katherine O'Sullivan, Howard Margulies and David Sutton in staged readings of short plays by Floyd Dell, Alice Gerstenberg and Susan Glaspell, directed by Johnny Culver. Admission: FREE.
2pm
NYPL Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
(212) 870-1810
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November 7
White Light Conversation: Language and Human Consciousness. Artists and scientists, Joan La Barbara (Composer), Steven Pinker (Experimental Psychologist), Colum McCann (Author) and Gary Tomlinson (Music Historian) join moderator John Schaefer (Host of WNYC's "Soundcheck" and New Sounds) to consider the evolution of language from a tool of survival into a transcendent mode of artistic expression. Admission: FREE (seating is first come, first serve)
4pm
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 W. 65th St., 10th floor, New York, NY 10023
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October 23
"It's a Baby!" by Peter Chansky
La Barbara joins fellow actors Howard Margulies, Ashley Bloom, Zachary Reeves, Gianna Masi, Kate Hamill, Clint Zugel and David Riley in a staged reading of Peter Chansky's new play "It's a Baby!"
8pm
61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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October 10
"Equity Library Theater presents A selection of plays from the Provincetown Players"
La Barbara joins fellow actors Ami Fazchas, Danielle Elizabeth Letsche, Susan Neuffer, Katherine O'Sullivan, Howard Margulies and David Sutton in staged readings of short plays by Floyd Dell, Alice Gerstenberg and Susan Glaspell, directed by Johnny Culver. Admission: FREE. 1-2pm
NYPL Grand Central Branch, 135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017
(212) 621-0670
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September 22-27
La Barbara conducts a workshop on Morton Feldman's landmark "Three Voices" composed for her in 1982 and recorded on the New Albion label. The workshop will take place at Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel under the auspices of the Belgian Royal Opera House La Monnaie/De Munt.
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August 22
Joan La Barbara appears in "Equity Library presents a staged reading of short plays by Alice Gerstenberg, Floyd Dell, and Susan Glaspell, NYC playwrights from the early 20th century" directed by Johnny Culver at George Bruce Library Theater, 518 W. 125th Street (at Amsterdam) August 22, at 2pm. Event is free.
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July 2
Joan La Barbara in concert with Peter Gordon (saxes) and Fast Forward (objects), The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd St, NYC, 8pm.
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May 22-June 13
"S/N" (signal to noise) exhibition opened May 22 at The Kitchen Center for Music, Art & Video (512 W. 19th St). Curated by the Helena Rubenstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Independent Study Program, it includes "She Is Always Alone", a site-specific realization of Joan La Barbara's conceptual work, "Performance Piece/Ashley gave me an idea", recorded May 1979 in Berlin by the late German artist Mike Steiner as part of his "Hotel Room Event" project. This 17-minute video (presented on monitor w/headphone playback) captures a moment in time of that period in the '70's when the borders between art and music were more malleable.
Gallery hours:
Tuesday, Friday, 12-6 PM
Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM
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May 26-June 1
MoMA Presents: Barbara Hammer's Welcome to This House, a Film on Elizabeth Bishop
With her latest work, Barbara Hammer, who is known for films about lesbian life, history, and sexuality that draw upon avant-garde tradition, examines the little-known aspects of the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). Hammer's film, shown here in its New York premiere, explores BishopÕs inner life through some of the homes in which she lived and wrote-from childhood to her final days-and through the more private and sensorial poems that were published after her death. Featuring music composed and performed by the experimental singer and musician Joan La Barbara; Bishop's intimate poems read by Kathleen Chalfont; three actors representing Bishop's physical presence at different stages of her life; and interviews by historians, poets, and students, Welcome to This House sensitively portrays a complex, private, and challenging writer whose poetry continues to inspire.
Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.
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March 6-7
La Barbara appears in the title role of Thomas Paine in Paul Pinto's "Unintelligible Response" (from "Thomas Paine in Violence", an opera-in-progress), Culturemart at HERE, 145 6th Ave (@ Varick)

February 21
La Barbara appears in the title role of Thomas Paine in Paul Pinto's "Unintelligible Response" (from "Thomas Paine in Violence", an opera-in-progress), for "First Take", a project of "The Industry" and "wild up", at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, 1-5pm. The opera depicts the final days of the American revolutionary activist Thomas Paine, the strange events of his "afterlife", and the censorship of his work. This piece is written for vocal virtuoso Joan La Barbara.
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February 5
Lincoln Center presents a shared evening of experimental vocal works by composer and extended voice pioneer Joan La Barbara and composer/performer Pamela Z. Each will perform solo works with and without electronic processing as well as improvised and scored duo works.

Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W. 62 St, New York, 7:30 pm.
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2014

November 4
La Barbara performs with New Music luminaries in Darmstadt's 50th Anniversary celebration of Terry Riley's "In C", Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker St, NYC.

October 26
La Barbara performs with Ne(x)tworks: "Unintelligible Response" from "Thomas Paine in Violence" by Paul Pinto, "Weight" by Gelsey Bell, and "Sun Studies" by Miguel Frasconi, ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn.

October 3
La Barbara premiered her new work "The Dream of Ariadne, (or Joseph Cornell Observes a Constellation of Regrets" with text by Monique Truong, and also performed "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" for the "Born into Flames" series, Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, New York.

September 23-24
Joan La Barbara was artist-in-residence at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, presenting workshops on her compositions and a concert of her music including "Circular Song", "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" and "Windows".

July 21-22
Joan La Barbara and Nai-Ni Chen present "Crossing Boundaries", a workshop focusing on Composer/Choreographer collaborations at the Beijing Modern Dance Festival, sponsored in part with funding from New Music USA Project Grant , Association of Performing Arts, Presenters Cultural Exchange Fund and Rapid Response from American Dance Abroad.

June 7-8
"Parallel Dreams", a performance work featuring music by Joan La Barbara and Claude Debussy, with Kathleen Supové - Pianist & Performer; Joan La Barbara - Composer & Performer; Gemma Forbes, Didier Flamand, Iva Micic and Lior Lamacchia - actors; Director & Video Installation - Aleksandar Kostic; Set & Costume Design - Marija Plavsic Kostic.

FIGMENT festival, Governors Island, House #15 in Nolan Park.

"Parallel Dreams" was made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

June 1
"SOUNDSCAPES" at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 7pm

La Barbara performs her works "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" and "Windows", as well as improvisations with Cornelius Dufallo and Patrick Derivaz.
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April 26 and 27
Joan La Barbara performs her music from "ShamanSong" with Nai-Ni Chen's dancework "Incense" at Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's 25th Anniversary season "Celebration of Dance with Live Music"

Performance at Salvatore Capezio Theater, 126 East 13th St., NYC, Saturday, April 26 at 8pm and Sunday, April 27 at 3pm.
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"Incense" excerpt:
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April 25
Ne(x)tworks premieres new works by Kristin Norderval and ensemble member Shelley Burgon. Issue Project Room, 8PM

Performance at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11222, 8:30PM. 718-330-0313
Contact: info@issueprojectroom.org


April 17-19
Cornell University: Ne(x)tworks residency includes workshops on extended techniques, improvisation and graphic score interpretation; composers colloquium on the music of Joan La Barbara; two concerts featuring John Cage's landmark theater work "Song Books" with solos from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" and "Atlas Eclipticalis" and music by ensemble members and Cornell faculty composers.


March 23
"VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION" a conference/festival sponsored by Rietveld Akademie at De Brakke Grund, Amsterdam, Netherlands. La Barbara presented a concert of her music, including "Circular Song" (her vintage 1974 étude exploring her "circular singing" techniques inspired by circular breathing done by wind players), as well as "Solitary Journeys of the Mind", a real-time composition revealing the composer's improvisatory thought processes, and "Windows", inspired by the dreams and visual work of Joseph Cornell, the circular architectural shapes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudí and sounds within the mind.


March 14
L@TE concert at Berkeley Art Museum: La Barbara presents a concert of her music, including "Circular Song" (her vintage 1974 étude exploring her "circular singing" techniques inspired by circular breathing done by wind players), as well as "Solitary Journeys of the Mind", a real-time composition revealing the composer's improvisatory thought processes, and "Windows", inspired by the dreams and visual work of Joseph Cornell, the circular architectural shapes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudí and sounds within the mind.

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March 13
Pamela Z Arts' intimate avant chamber series is proud to present a shared evening of experimental vocal works by Joan LaBarbara and Pamela Z as the first event in the 2014 ROOM Series season. Each will perform solo works, and the two will perform an improvised duo work at Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St. #18, San Francisco, CA 94110. Tel: 415-621-8277

MORE INFO La Barbara's work is presented on "Crack o'Dawn" on KPFA radio in the Bay Area (program begins at midnight and runs until 3 AM). Barbara Golden hosts. [CoD's 25th anniversary season]

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March 11
sfSoundSalan Series
La Barbara performs a program of solo voice, group improvisations, and a performance of Angels, Demons and Other Muses (2010) with sfSoundGroup
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor, San Francisco, 745PM

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March 11
La Barbara presents her work for Zeena Parkins' seminars on the voice, Mills College in Oakland


February 28 and March 1
La Barbara performs John King's opera "Ping" (text by Samuel Beckett) and Paul Pinto's "Thomas Paine in Violence" (libretto by Jacob Burkhardt) at Abrons Art Center, 8pm, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002 as part of "Experiments in Opera: Radio Operas" mini-festival.

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February 21
The opening night of the 2014 Avant Music Festival. La Barbara performs the world premiere of "Palimpsest", a new solo vocal work by Alvin Lucier in the mold of his landmark I Am Sitting In A Room and featuring a text by the author Lydia Davis.

Presented by Avant Media at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St., Manhattan

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February 20
Interpretations Series, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY. La Barbara weaves her own unique sonic world, layering her signature vocal techniques with natural and electronic sounds, creating other-worldly dreamscapes in "Windows", inspired by the dreams and visions of Joseph Cornell. Roulette (509 Atlantic at 3rd Ave), 8PM

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February 12-16
Matthew Barney's new work River of Fundament premieres at BAM Harvey Theater, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - (718) 636-4100

Visionary artist Matthew Barney makes his BAM debut with the world premiere screening of River of Fundament, a radical reinvention of Normal Mailer's novel Ancient Evenings. In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer's hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.

The film's central scene is an abstraction of MailerÕs wake, set in a replica of the late author's apartment in Brooklyn Heights and featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, Joan La Barbara, and jazz percussionist Milford Graves. Alluring and intense, this epic, multidimensional experience is a sprawling allegory of death and rebirth within the contemporary American landscape.

Written and directed by Matthew Barney.
Music written and directed by Jonathan Bepler.

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2013

December 5
"In C" - La Barbara is the vocal soloist in Terry Riley's landmark minimalist work; a Darmstadt production, with So Percussion, at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11222, 8:30 PM.

718-330-0313
Contact: info@issueprojectroom.org

December 3
"Striations" - La Barbara performs her work "Striations", scored for intonarumori and voice with megaphone at RedCat Theater, Disney Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 8:30 PM.

In the 100th anniversary year of Futurist Luigi Russolo's manifesto, The Art of Noises, The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners (Luciano Chessa, Director) performs on the only complete reconstruction of Russolo's earliest Intonarumori Orchestra, commissioned by Performa. Hand-cranked instruments designed to produce ''noises''Ñthe first instruments capable of creating and manipulating sound through entirely mechanical processesÑgenerate sounds of whirrs and buzzes, clangs, scrapes, sirens and mechanically plucked strings. The program includes historical compositions by Russolo and Paolo Buzzi, as well as newly composed works by Chessa, Ulrich Krieger, Joan La Barbara, Annie Lewandowski, Theresa Wong (all also performing)

November 9 and 10
Performa 13 festival - La Barbara's choral composition premieres as part of the Florian Hecker/Reza Negarastani/Joan La Barbara collaboration: "C.D. (A Script for Synthesis)", commissioned by Performa 13, at the Guggenheim Museum Theater, 1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

November 2
Performa 13 festival - La Barbara performs her works "Circular Song", "Solitary Journeys of the Mind" and "Windows" for "The Voice is the Original Instrument" a Performa festival focus on the voice event at Ethical Culture Society, 2 W. 64 St, NYC, 7:30 PM.

October 11
La Barbara premieres Morton Subotnick's "Jacob's Room" for amplified voice, string orchestra and electronics, Juilliard Orchestra, Jeffrey Millarsky, conducting, Alice Tully Hall, NYC, 8PM

August 12 - September 20
La Barbara artist residency at Civitella Ranieri, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

May 22
La Barbara performs her work "Solitary Journey of the Mind" at the American Composers Orchestra benefit, Tribeca Rooftop Two Desbrosses St. in Tribeca, 6:30 PM.

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May 17
La Barbara talks about her work and the history of extended vocal techniques and performs "Solitary Journey" and "Circular Song" at Performa 13's Voice Symposium, Cooper Union Auditorium, 8PM.

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April 25-27
Premiere of La Barbara's "Storefront Diva: a dreamscape", composed for pianist Kathleen Supove, music, concept and direction by La Barbara, with video projections and installations by Aleksandar Kostic, costume and set design by Marija Plavsic, Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC.

March 7
Joan La Barbara performs her work "Solitary Journey" at The Independent, (the former Dia: Chelsea location) 548 West 22nd Street, in support of The Kitchen which is being honored. La Barbara's performance begins at 7:40 PM.

"Independent" is a curated selection of about 40 galleries, non-profit spaces, and international publications. The fair was conceived four years ago by Elizabeth Dee, Darren Flook, and Matthew Higgs. Unlike most art fairs, there is a focus on allowing the participants to be part of the decision making process for how they want to be represented. This is The Kitchen's first time participating, and we are grateful to have been chosen (along with Printed Matter) as a dedicatee for this year's edition due to how this performing arts space was affected by Hurricane Sandy.

March 4
Joan La Barbara's work "a trail of indeterminate light" for cellist who sings, will be performed on the Interactive Arts Performance Series at NYU's Loewe Theater, 35 W. 4th St., 8 PM, along with works by Julia Wolfe, Robert Rowe, Tae Hong Park, Joel Chadabe, Taehi Kim, Dafna Naphtali, Luke Dubois, Youngmee Lymn and Elizabeth Hoffman. FREE ADMISSION.

February 9
Joan La Barbara, Jessye Norman and Meredith Monk join Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony in their production of John Cage's "Song Books", New World Center, Miami, FL.
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February 8
Joan La Barbara sings John Cage's "She is Asleep" with New World Symphony, New World Center, Miami, FL
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2012

December 15
La Barbara performs "Why Black? Why Red?" by Julius and "Solitary Journey" by La Barbara at Castelo di Rivoli, Torino, Italy. (e/static, Torino)
Curator: Carlo Fossati
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November 30 and December 1
Ne(x)tworks performs "Song Books" and other works by John Cage at Christ Church and Philadelphia Museum of Art (Bowerbird Productions)
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November 9
La Barbara premieres Morton Subotnick's new wordless opera "LUCY", featuring Lillevan - live video and Subotnick - synthesizers and electronics. Also on the program: Kathleen Supové performing "The Other Piano"; Supové with Todd Reynolds, violin, perform Trembling. 6:45 PM pre-concert talk; 8 PM concert. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

October 21-24
Appearances in Mexico City, sponsored by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA: Culture Ministry)

October 23
Concert of Vocal music by Cage and La Barbara at La Ciudadela, 6PM

October 22
Lecture on Cage at Fonoteca Nacional, 12 Noon

October 4
La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks perform John Cage's "Variations IV" (including multiple works by John Cage) at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 W. 62 Street, New York, NY, entrance on Broadway btwn 62 and 63rd Street), 8:30 PM. Part of Target Free Thursday series, presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

September 13 - 16
La Barbara performs works by John Cage at Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 10 and 11
Ne(x)tworks performs Zeena Parkins' work "Spellbeamed", along with works by Ne(x)tworks composers at Roulette
www.roulette.org

August/September/October
La Barbara is engaged in rehearsals and filming of Mathew Barney's and Jonathan Bepler's Cinematic opera project "River of Fundament", inspired by Normal Mailer's novel "Ancient Evenings"

August 17
La Barbara performs "Experiences No. 2" and "ear for EAR" at the BBC Proms 2012 festival. Prom 47: Cage Centenary Celebration. Royal Albert Hall.
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August 15
"Process: Non-Intentions and Extensions: The Vocal Music of John Cage and Joan La Barbara at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, part of a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the work for John Cage, curated by Toni Stooss and Tina Teufel.

Composer/performer Joan La Barbara worked directly with John Cage for nearly two decades, premiering scores written for her as well as giving definitive performances of earlier compositions. La Barbara's concert spans 6 decades, featuring her own unaccompanied vocal works, "Circular Song", "Solitary Journey", "Conversations" and "Gatekeeper", alongside Cage's landmark "Aria", "Music for Three (by One)", "Experiences No. 2", "Mirakus 2" and "Eight Whiskus".
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June 6-10
La Barbara joins Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler in a workshop developing Barney's new film work based on Norman Mailer's book "Ancient Evenings"; open workshop/performances on June 9 & 10, Frascati Theatre, Holland Festival.
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June 7
La Barbara performs her solo works, "Solitary Journey", Conversations", "Gatekeeper", "habité par ses rêves et les phantasms", and "Circular Song", plus works by Cage and Feldman in a concert celebrating her birthday at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland, 9PM

May 23
Composer/Performer/Musicologist Luciano Chessa performs La Barbara's experimental sensory-deprivation work "Hear What I Feel" at The Stone, Avenue C at 2nd Avenue, NYC. 10PM
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May 10
La Barbara performs her works "Conversations", "Circular Song", "habitè par ses rêves et des phantasms", and "Solitary Journey", as well as a duo improvisation with vocalist/composer Jaap Blonk for Barcelona Poesia 2012 (28th Barcelona International Poetry Festival) at the Auditorium of Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. 8:30 PM. For further information:
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April 25-28
La Barbara performs Robert Ashley's updated "CONCRETE" with lots of new songs, Roulette, Brooklyn. (details soon)
www.roulette.org

March 30
La Barbara performs "Monodrama" from "Jacob's Room" by Morton Subotnick, with the San Francisco Symphony, American Mavericks series at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, 8:30 PM.
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March 27
Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Jessye Norman perform John Cage's "Song Books" with the San Francisco Symphony on the American Mavericks series at Carnegie's Stern Hall, NYC, 8PM.
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March 25
La Barbara performs "Monodrama" from "Jacob's Room" by Morton Subotnick, with the San Francisco Symphony, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


March 23
Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Jessye Norman perform John Cage's "Song Books" with the San Francisco Symphony in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


March 17-21
La Barbara's new work "Persistence of Memory", with film by Aleksandar Kostic will be featured at MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele. The focus of the 2012 festival is "John Cage and Consequences". La Barbara directs a new production of Cage's "Song Books" with Ne(x)tworks musicians and Berlin-based vocal ensemble Maulwerker for the festival. Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany, 7PM.
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March 10 and 14
Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Jessye Norman perform John Cage's "Song Books" with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA, 8PM.
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March 12
Joan La Barbara talks about her work at CCRMA Colloquium, 5:15-6:30 PM, Stanford University, California
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March 11
La Barbara performs "Monodrama" from "Jacob's Room" by Morton Subotnick, with the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA, 8PM.



March 1
John Cage & Consequences, Artist Talk: La Barbara discusses her twenty year working relationship with Cage in "On Beyond Mentoring - Answering Questions with Questions", at The American Academy in Berlin, 7PM.


February 25 and 26
"Music without Dance" a mini-festival Ne(x)tworks performs works originally created as music scores for dance, newly re-scored as concert works. At Renee Weiler Hall (Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC), 7:30 PM, with pre-concert panel discussion with Choreographers and Composers at 6PM on Sunday evening only.
www.nextworksmusic.net
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2011

December 27
Kathleen Supové performs "Storefront Diva" a new work composed and directed by Joan La Barbara, with set and costumes by Marija Plavsic, and video by Aleksandar Kostic at 159 Bleecker ST (directly opposite Le Poisson Rouge), 4 - 8 PM, Greenwich Village NYC.
["Storefront Diva" is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with additional support from the New York University Adjunct Faculty Development Fund and theComposer Assistance Program of the American Music Center.]
www.boweryboogie.com



December 16 and 17
Ne{x}works and JACK Quartet premieres new works by Zeena Parkins ("Spellbeamed"), La Barbara ("Persistence of Memory"), Miguel Frasconi ("Sitting and Standing: A Memoire"), and Christopher McIntyre ("Smithson Project: The Shape of Time"), at The Kitchen, 512 W 19th ST, 8 PM.
www.hercircle.com
NextWorks
TheKitchen


December 1
JLB performs her work "Striations" for voice with megaphone and intonarumori.(reconstructions of Futurist Luigi Russolo's "noise intoners") with members of the New World Symphony, New World Symphony Hall, Miami Beach, FL, 8PM (presented by Performa 11).


October 7
Ne(x)tworks performs works by Tim Hodgkinson at Renee Weiler Hall (Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC)
www.nextworksmusic.net


September 17
La Barbara performs her works "Gatekeeper", "Circular Song", "Conversations" and "Solitary Journey" at Modena Civic Arts Galleryl, for "The Extended Voices" festival, Il Gesto del Suono, Modena, Italy. La Barbara receives 2011 Premio internazionale "Demetrio Stratos" Per la sperimentazione musicale (International Prize "Demetrio Stratos" music experimentation).


September 11
La Barbara will perform her work "Gatekeeper" on the "Music After" marathon concert, beginning at 9:18 AM and continuing past midnight at Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer St. NYC. (exact time of La Barbara's performance tbd)
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September 9
La Barbara will perform her seminal etude "Circular Song" (1975), "Twelvesong", her first "sound painting" and "Solitary Journey", a current work, for The Kitchen's 40th anniversary celebration concert, "Pioneers of the Downtown Sound" at The Kitchen 512 W. 19 St. NYC
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July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
La Barbara's music is featured in "The Invisible Miss Whitney", a one-act play by Darlene Troiano, performed by Patricia Dodd, which, with "As Directed", written and performed by Dawn Sofia, are presented in "Trapped", an evening of one-act dramas, directed by Michael Beckett, HB Studio, 120 Bank Street, NYC, 8 PM.


June 10
La Barbara sings Morton Feldman's epic "Three Voices" at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Art After 5" series, presented by Bowerbird, Inc.
www.bowerbird.org
www.americansublime.org


May 21
La Barbara sings Morton Feldman's "Only", John Cage's "Eight Whiskus" and her own works "Gatekeeper" and "Solitary Journey" at Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, EPC, May 21 8PM as part of E-POETRY 2011 Festival.
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May 6
Joan La Barbara will present her new work "Journeys and Observable Events" (2011) with Ne(x)works and special guests Leah Dufallo - Cello, Amy Kauffman - violin, Tiernan Ray and Carol Neiman - actors, utilizing the entire Greenwich House Music School facility. 46 Barrow Street, NYC. 8 PM www.nextworksmusic.net

March 17
Joan La Barbara's solo performance at Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC, 8PM. Music by La Barbara ("Gatekeeper" and "Solitary Journey") and early gems by Morton Feldman ("Only") and John Cage ("The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs"/"Nowth upon Nacht" with texts by James Joyce,in honor of St. Patrick's Day), with Stephen Gosling rapping and tapping on the piano body. www.greenwhichhouse.org

March 4
World Premiere of La Barbara's new work "In Solitude is this fear lived" for voice, orchestra and sonic atmosphere with American Composers Orchestra, "Playing it Unsafe" project. Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 8 PM. www.americancomposers.org

February 25
Ne(x)tworks at Renee Weiler Hall (Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, NYC) www.nextworksmusic.net

   John Cage Songbooks (Solos for Voice 3-92) (1970)

Video of the Performance, Part I
Video of the Performance, Part II

January 29
Public Workshop/reading of La Barbara's new work "In Solitude is this fear lived" for voice, orchestra and sonic atmosphere with American Composers Orchestra, "Playing it Unsafe" project. (CUNY, Aaron Davis Hall Theater Complex, Harlem Stage Theater B, 135th & Convent Ave.) www.americancomposers.org

January 17
Ne(x)tworks performs Julius Eastman's Stay On It (1973) on all day marathon event on MLK Day at Merkin Concert Hall, 67th Street, NY.

www.kaufman-center.org
www.sequenza21.com



2010

December 22
Joan La Barbara with Shazad Ismaily and Marina Rosenfeld at The Stone, 2nd St @ Avenue C, 10PM. www.thestonenyc.com

December 21
Joan La Barbara's solo performance at The Stone, 2nd St @ Avenue C, 8PM. www.thestonenyc.com

December 9
Public Workshop/reading of La Barbara's new work "In Solitude is this fear lived" for voice, orchestra and sonic atmosphere with American Composers Orchestra, "Playing it Unsafe" project. (time & place tbd) www.americancomposers.org

November 18
Ne(x)tworks cd release concert @ Renee Weiler Hall (Greenwich House Music School)

   Edgard Varese untitled graphic score (ca. 1957)
   Jon Gibson Multiples (1972)
   Christopher McIntyre Sites/Nonsites (2010) [preview from Smithson Project]
   Leroy Jenkins Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America (1979)
   Arthur Russell Singing Tractors (pages 1 & 2) (ca. 1987)

November 12
La Barbara performs her work "Gatekeeper" on VitalVox festival, Issue Project RoomOld American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, in Brooklyn, NY. www.vitalvoxfest.com

October 18
Public Workshop/reading of La Barbara's new work "In Solitude is this fear lived" for voice, orchestra and sonic atmosphere with American Composers Orchestra, "Playing it Unsafe" project. (Jewish Community Center, 76th St at Amsterdam, New York, 3-4:30 PM) www.americancomposers.org

October 10
La Barbara performs works by La Barbara and Behrman at Atelier Claus, Place Rogier, Brussels, Belgium

October 7
La Barbara performs works by La Barbara and Behrman at Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal.

September 28 & 29
La Barbara performs John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's "X-OVER" at City Center "Fall for Dance" festival, NYC.

September 26
La Barbara performs Christian Marclay's "Manga Scroll at The Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, NYC, 5PM. whitney.org>www.whitney.org

August 24
Ne(x)tworks performs Joan La Barbara's "in the shadow and act of the haunting place" (1995, revised 2009); Shelley Burgon "Four Days" (2007); NxW Trio: "Emergences" (2007) at The Stone, 2nd St @ Avenue C, 8PM.

August 21
La Barbara performs Christian Marclay's "Manga Scroll at The Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, NYC. Schedule of events:
   2:30 PM Open Rehearsal in the Gallery
   4 PM Performance of "Manga Scroll"
whitney.org

July 16
La Barbara performs Christian Marclay's "Manga Scroll at The Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, NYC. Schedule of events:
   3 PM Artist's talk
   4 PM Open Rehearsal in the Gallery
   7 PM Performance of "Manga Scroll" followed by "Open Studio" talk
whitney.org

April 29
La Barbara performs excerpts from "Angels, Demons and Other Muses", her opera-in-progress, with Ne(x)tworks at Roulette/Location One, Interpretations Series. 20 Greene St, NYC. Info: Roulette

April 13
"The Unique Voice of Joan La Barbara: A Life in Experimental Music and Beyond" - La Barbara gave a talk on her work at the American Academy in Berlin, Hans Arnhold Center, Berlin-Wannsee.

April 16-17
La Barbara performs John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's "X-OVER", Monaco.

March 26-27
"An American Rendition", La Barbara's collaboration with Jane Comfort and Company, at Raritan Valley Community College, NJ.

March 22
La Barbara performs her works "Circular Song" and "Conversations" at Foundation for Contemporary Arts Awards Celebration, Robert Rauschenberg Studio, NYC.

March 3-5
UMBC artist residency: workshops and performance by Joan La Barbara and Tom Chiu. Works include La Barbara's "Die Wassergeister (Water Ghosts)" for voice, violin and sonic atmosphere and "Circular Song"; Chiu's "Hello Aloha; and works by Scelsi, Cage, Dodge and Xenakis.


2009

November 27
Ne(x)tworks performs "Emergences" by Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi and Cornelius Dufallo at The Stone, 2nd St at Avenue C, 8PM.

November 21
La Barbara performs "October Music: Star Showers and Extraterrestrials" at Performa 2009 festival, at the Gramercy Theater (formerly the Blender) in Manhattan. More information is available at http://www.performa-arts.org

November 20
La Barbara performed in "ResoNations", An International Telematic Music Concert for Peace, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of a multi-city simultaneous teleconcert. Performance times and locations included:

7:30PM EST United Nations Headquarters, New York City
4:30PM PST University of California San Diego
5:30PM MST The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
12:30AM BST Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (November 21)
9:30AM KST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea (November 21)

November 12
La Barbara premieres a new work "Striations" commissioned by Performa 2009, composed for the reconstructed "intonarumori" (Luigi Russolo's fantastic "noise machines", reconstructed from original photos and schematics under the direction of Luciano Chessa) at The Town Hall, Performa 2009 festival, New York City. More information is available at http://www.performa-arts.org

November 3
La Barbara performs her work on the "Reconstructing Song" series at Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany. Also on the bill is Joke Lanz, ritualistic noise artist.

October - November
Joan La Barbara's music, with video by Kurt Ralske, is included in the exhibition "Il Gesto del Suono" at  REC Festival in Reggio Emilia

November 1
La Barbara performs Robert Ashley's operas DUST and CONCRETE at Odeon Theater, Vienna Austria.
http://www.wienmodern.at

October 31
Ne(x)tworks will perform La Barbara's "Revelations in the Wind" for chamber ensemble and sonic atmosphere at Issue Project Room, 232 3rd St @ 3rd Ave, Brooklyn. 8:30 PM. More information is available at http://www.issueprojectroom.org

October 28
La Barbara performs a solo concert as part of the exhibition "Il Gesto del Suono" Trienale Bovisa Gallery, 8:30 PM Milano, Italy More information is available at http://www.triennalebovisa.it and http://www.ilgestodelsuono.it

September
18
La Barbara performs her work "Gatekeeper" at San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Brave Theater, 2781 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
http://sfemf.org/

June 27

Ne(x)tworks performs La Barbara's " Snowbird's Dance, Into the Light and Beyond" at Ontological Theater, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC.

June 23
In Celebration of EXACT CHANGE publishers' 20th year, La Barbara performs her new work "habité par ses reves et les phantasms" inspired by "Joseph Cornell's Dreams" at Issue Project Room, 232 3rd Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY, at 8 PM. http://www.issueprojectroom.org/events/

June 13
Joan La Barbara presents her Workshop on Extended Vocal Technique and contemporary vocal composition at Issue Project Room at 3 PM, 232 3rd Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY. http://www.issueprojectroom.org/events/

June 7
Ne(x)tworks performs Fred Rzewski's "Les Moutons de Panurge" at 7 PM and La Barbara's " Scatter", as well as works by Frasconi, Bunch, Coleman and Schumacher, at 9 PM. Issue Project Room, 232 3rd Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY. http://www.issueprojectroom.org/events/

June 5 - July 31
Joan La Barbara's music, with video by Kurt Ralske, is included in the exhibition "Il Gesto del Suono" at Centro Trevi, Bolzano, Italy
http://www.auditoriumedizioni.it

May 31
La Barbara performs "Circular Song", "Conversations", "Performance Piece", excerpts from "73 Poems", and "VOICE-PIECE: One-Note Internal Resonance Investigation" at Institute of Contemporary Arts "Talk Show", The Mall, London at 4 PM. http://www.ica.org.uk

May 29
La Barbara performs her own works "Les Oiseaux qui chantent dans ma tête", "Conversations" and "in the dreamtime" at La Casa Encendida, Ronda de Valencia No. 2, Yuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid, Spain, at 10.30 PM. http://www.lacasaencendida.es

May 25 - 28
La Barbara conducts workshops on Extended Vocal Techniques, Contemporary Compositions for the Voice, and New Opera Concepts at La Casa Encendida, Ronda de Valencia No. 2, Yuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid, Spain, from 11 AM - 2 PM. http://www.lacasaencendida.es

April 24
La Barbara performs Terry Riley's "In C" with an ensemble curated by the Kronos Quartet for the 45th anniversary of the premiere of "In C". At Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage, NYC.

April 8
La Barbara performs with Jake Meginsky, Greg Kelley, and Bhob Rainey at Bennington College, Vermont.

March 21
La Barbara performs her works "VOICE PIECE: One-Note Internal Resonance Investigation", "Circular Song", "Les Oiseaux qui chantent dans ma tete", "Conversations" and "ROTHKO" at INSTAL Festival, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland.

February 23
American premiere of "Messa di Voce" an interactive media performance work by Joan La Barbara, Jaap Blonk, Golan Levin, Zachary Lieberman
at Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th Street, 8 PM, sponsored by NYU Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Music Technology Program and Electronic Music Foundation.

January 14 - 17 and 22 - 25
La Barbara performs Robert Ashley's operas DUST, CONCRETE and Celestial Excursions at LA Mama, E. 4 St, NYC.


2008

December 12 & 13
La Barbara performs John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's "X-OVER" at Kennedy Center,
Washington, DC.

December 2-4
Ne(x)tworks residency at Bennington College, Bennington, VT.

November 17
La Barbara performs her works "Shimmer" and "ROTHKO" with video by Kurt Ralske at Merce Cunningham studios,
Westbeth, 55 Bethune St, NYC, 8pm.

November 8
La Barbara performs her work at Ciclo de Música Contemporánea 2008 in Buenos Aires.

November 7
Joan La Barbara performing "Three Voices" by Morton Feldman at Ciclo de Música Contemporánea 2008 in Buenos Aires.

October 24 & 25
La Barbara performs John Cage's "Lecture on the Weather" at Chelsea Art Museum,
556 W. 22 St (at 11th Ave), NYC

October 22
Ne(x)tworks performs works from The New York School at Issue Project,
232 Third St, Brooklyn, NY, 8:30PM.
http://www.issueprojectroom.org/events.html

October 18
La Barbara performs her work "Circular Song" at Chelsea Art Museum,
as part of Notations 21 exhibition.
2PM, Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, NYC.

September 30 - October 4
Joan La Barbara performing John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's new choreography "XOVER" at Barbican, London.

September 24-28
Premiere of "An American Rendition": Joan La Barbara and Jane Comfort collaborate again on a new political theater work/spoken word opera with music commissioned by NYSCA, performance made possible through funding from Live Music for Dance:
Jane Comfort and Company at Duke Theater, 229 W. 42 St.
www.dukeon42.org.
http://www.janecomfortandcompany.org

September 6
La Barbara's solo violin work "Flash!" will be performed as part of 60 x 60 event at Galapagos, 16 Main St, Brooklyn, 8PM.

August 30
Joan La Barbara performing "Three Voices" by Morton Feldman in Ruemlingen (just outside Basel), Switzerland.

August 8
Joan La Barbara performing excerpts from "Three Voices" by Morton Feldman at Bard College "Spiegeltent", SummerScape 2008 festival (New Albion Records), 8pm.

August 5
La Barbara performs her works "Shimmer" and "ROTHKO" with video by Kurt Ralske
at Auditorio Foro Cultural, Festival FIAC 2008, Léon, Mexico.

August 3
La Barbara performs her works "Shimmer" and "ROTHKO" with video by Kurt Ralske
at Teatro El Galeon in Mexico City.

August 1
La Barbara performs her works "Shimmer" and "ROTHKO" with video by Kurt Ralske
at Teatro Roma de Vivar, Pachuca, Mexico.

July 27 - August 5
La Barbara does workshops on extended vocal techniques and New Opera at
XI Encuentro Internacional de Escena Contemporanea Transversales Hidalgo 2008.

June 5-9
Joan La Barbara performing Robert Ashley's "Dust" at Aterform Festival in Ferrara, Italy.

May 30 MAMbo
La Barbara performs her work "Circular Song", John Cage's "Eight Whiskus" composed for her in 1984, plus the premiere of a three voice version of Cage's "Music for Three" with Alvin Curran and Philip Corner at Bologna's Museum of Modern Art. Celebrating the opening of an exhibition of photos, video, sound recordings and various memorabilia commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the CageTrain, which took place in 1978, embarking from Bologna's main train station and making stops along the way for special sonic events.

May 3
Ne(x)tworks concert residency at Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St at 11th Avenue, NYC 2pm: premiere of "Scatter" by Joan La Barbara
(an homage to Bebe Barron), plus works by Kenji Bunch, Ariana Kim, Chris McIntyre, and Miguel Frasconi.

April 5
Ne(x)tworks concert residency at Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St at 11th Avenue, NYC 2pm: premiere of "Words on Water (Shimmer)"
by Joan La Barbara , plus works by Miguel Frasconi and selections from the Alvin Curran "Fake Book".

March 15-24
Soloist Champions: Meet the Composer has commissioned new works for 8 contemporary virtuosos, funded by NYState Fund for Music. Margaret Lancaster premieres composer Joan La Barbara's new score "Atmos" for flute and sonic atmosphere:
Saturday, March 15 - Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Wednesday, March 19, Symphony Space, Sharp Theater, New York City
Monday, March 24 - SUNY-Purchase, New York.

March 5 & 6
Ne(x)tworks Trio in Belfast, performing works by Cornelius Dufallo, Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi, Earle Brown, John Cage and Christian Woolf.

March 1
Ne(x)tworks concert residency at Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St at 11th Avenue, NYC 2pm:
works by Cornelius Dufallo, Shelley Burgon, Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi and Jon Gibson.

February 17
Joan La Barbara performing "Three Voices" and "Only" by Morton Feldman at De Doelen (Flipsezaal), Rotterdam, Holland.

February 16
Joan La Barbara performing "Three Voices" and "Only" by Morton Feldman at the Grand Theatre, Groningen, Holland.

February 12-14
Joan La Barbara performing John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's new choreography "XOVER" at Theatre National de Toulouse, France.

February 10
Joan La Barbara performing "Three Voices" and "Only" by Morton Feldman at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Holland.

February 9
Joan La Barbara performing John Cage's "Aria" with Merce Cunningham's new choreography "XOVER" at Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium.

February 2
Joan La Barbara performing music by Cage, Brown and Feldman at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal in conjunction with Robert Rauschenberg show.


2007

November 3
Joan La Barbara will perform her work at Roulette @ Location One; concert will be filmed for Roulette's television broadcast series.

October 21 & 22
Joan La Barbara performing in concert music by Morton Subotnick at NYU/Frederick Loewe Theater, 8 PM, 35 W. 4th Street, NYC.

October 10
Joan La Barbara will perform her works "Circular Song" and "In the Shadow and Act of the Haunting Place" in her new orchestration for Ne(x)tworks at The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street, NYC. Her scores for these works will be on display in The Kitchen's graphic scores exhibition opening September 8 through October 20.

October 5 & 6
"Aria" and "XOVER" - Premiere of Merce Cunningham's new choreography with sets by Robert Rauschenberg and music by John Cage performed by Joan La Barbara: Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

September 14-18
Joan La Barbara with Jane Comfort & Co. rehearsals, w-i-p performance of "An American Rendition" at SUNY/Oswego.

June 29
"Angels Passing" La Barbara's work for live voice and 16-channel/16-speaker array received a repeat performance at Issue Project in Brooklyn.

June 16 & 17
Joan La Barbara's "l'albero dalle foglie azzurre" (tree of blue leaves) for solo oboe and sonic atmosphere performed by Melanie Feld at "Notable Women: A Celebration of Women Composers" with Orchestra of St. Luke's at Chelsea Art Museum (16th), NYC, and Dia Beacon (17th).

June 10, 17, 24
Ne(x)tworks residency at The Stone, NYC, 8 & 10 pm. La Barbara's work "In the Shadow and Act of the Haunting Place" received its New York premiere in a new orchestration for Ne(x)tworks on June 24.

May 30 - June 4
Joan La Barbara performing Robert Ashley's "Celestial Excursions" at Holland Festival

May 12
"Angels Passing" A new Joan La Barbara work at Issue Project in Brooklyn (16-channel/16-speaker array performance)

April 19-21
"Fleeting Thoughts: Mr. Henderson's 3AM" a collaboration between choreographer Jane Comfort and composer Joan La Barbara will be presented at University of California at Riverside., with Jane Comfort and Company.

April 17
Ne(x)tworks concert of music by Earle Brown, celebrating the CD/DVD release of "Tracer" (Mode 179), 8PM at Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York City.

March 23-30

Institute for Living Voice in Buenos Aires: La Barbara will conduct a workshop on contemporary composition and extended vocal techniques and perform music by La Barbara and Subotnick in two concerts, sponsored by CETC.

March 14-16

Joan La Barbara and Tom Chiu, artists in residence at University of North Florida, Master Classes on March 14 & 15, and concert March 15, featuring works by Berio, Cage, Chiu, Dodge, Feldman, La Barbara, Subotnick and Scelsi.

March 1-3

La Barbara will be featured composer at SFIFEM, Santa Fe Electronic Music Festival.

February 23-28
Sub-Tropics festival, featuring music by John Cage and Earle Brown, Miami, FL.

January 15-21
La Barbara will appear in premiere of Robert Ashley's new opera, "Concrete" at La Mama, in New York.


2006

December 17
La Barbara performs the solo aria in Cage's Four Walls with Aki Takahashi, pianist
La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia nº 2 Madrid
calendar

December 16

La Barbara presents an all-Cage recital in Madrid, Spain, assisted by percussionist Miguel Bernat, sponsored by musicadhoy.
La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia nº 2 Madrid
calendar For more information see: http://www.musicadhoy.com

December 8
Ne(x)tworks performs music by Christopher McIntyre at Roulette/Location One, NYC, 8:30 PM.

November 17

Joan La Barbara and Tom Chiu (1st violinist, Flux Quartet) will present a duo recital at Williams College Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, featuring works by Berio, Chiu, Dodge, La Barbara, Perez-Velasquez, Subotnick and Xenakis.

November 11
La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks perform John Cage's "Variations II" at Brooklyn Lyceum, 4th Avenue & President St., Brooklyn, NY, 6 PM.

October 20
La Barbara performs the title role in Kenji Bunch's "Confessions of the Woman in the Dunes" at Issue Project, 400 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY, 8 PM.

October
Taumalipas International Arts Festival: Six performances of La Barbara's music from "ShamanSong" for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's "Incense".

September 30
La Barbara appears in Robert Ashley's opera "Celestial Excursions" at Venice Biennale, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale.

September 21

La Barbara sings early works of Cage, Feldman, Meredith Monk and her own Circular Song at the MATA benefit, Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, upstairs , 6:30 pm http://www.matafestival.org/benefit.html

September 18
Joan La Barbara and Jane Comfort honored at the First Collaboration Awards of The Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, New York.

September 9
La Barbara's work will be featured at the Washington Square Festival, 1-4PM, Washington Square Park, New York City.

July
Poland's "American Day" festival: Two performances of La Barbara's music "Landscape over Zero" and "Desert Myths" for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company' s "American Landscapes": "Landscape over Zero" and "Isle of Dunes".

July
12th Silesian Dance Company's International Dance Festival in Krakow and Bytom, Poland: two performances of La Barbara's music from "ShamanSong" for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company' s "Incense".

June 10
Opera America's Composer/Librettist workshop featured composers Paul Dresher, Jake Heggie, Joan La Barbara, conductors Michael Morgan and Sara Jobin, and librettist Gene Schee

June 7
Nex(x)tworks in residence at Issue Project, Brooklyn unveils a new program of works ranging from the "classic" avant garde to the contemporary.

May 17
Nex(x)tworks in residence at Issue Project, Brooklyn features excerpts from LaBarbara's opera in-progress “WoolfSong.”

April 29
La Barbara's scores “Landscape over Zero” and premieres “Deserts” with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Ne(x)tworks, at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Complex, Newark).

April 19
Nex(x)tworks in residence at Issue Project, Brooklyn features excerpts from Kenji Bunch's opera in-progress “Woman in the Dunes.”

April 12
La Barbara performs an excerpt from “WoolfSong,” an opera in-progress, with the Juilliard Electric Ensemble.

March 23
La Barbara performs works by David Behrman at Greenwich House, Barrow Street, NYC.

March 22
Nex(x)tworks at Issue Project, Brooklyn features new music written for the ensemble by members Cornelius Dufallo and Christopher McIntyre.

March 16-19
Premiere of "Fleeting Thoughts," a new work by Jane Comfort and Company with live music by Joan La Barbara. 8pm, St. Mark's Danspace, New York.

January 19
Composer/Performers Joan La Barbara, John King and Todd Reynolds perform their music at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 8 PM.


2005

November 19 and 20
Public spaces within the Museum:RELAY ~ NYC!
La Barbara performs with Enso New Music Group members in the galleries at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. For this music event celebrating the one-year anniversary of MoMA's reopening, thirteen improvising musicians circulate throughout the Museum, performing in three different spaces within the building, sculpting the sounds within an environment, encouraging the public to view the art in a subtly different context and to ponder the possible relationships between the sounds, the visual art, and the space.
3 - 5P.M.

November 18
"Fleeting Thoughts " work-in-progress performance of new work by Jane Comfort and Company with live music by Joan La Barbara at 8PM in Pearson-Hall Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.

October 4
La Barbara discusses her opera in-progress "WoolfSong." Composers Forum at NYU's Black Box Theater, 7pm.

September 17 - 24
La Barbara gives a workshop on New Opera at the International Summer Academy KlangKunstBuehne at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin. The workshop will explore the borders between music, theater and the visual arts while broadening the experience of participants through cross-disciplinary collaboration. Participants will be encouraged to leave comfortable ground behind and to stretch their imaginations through active generation of new work. The workshop is open to artists from all disciplines: dancers, singers, choreographers, directors, composers, artists and video artists alike. Visit the KlangKunstBuehne website for details and to enroll: www.udk-berlin.de/klangkunstbuehn.

May 6 & 7
"Landscape over Zero" - premiere of La Barbara's new score for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, featuring Ne(x)tworks, at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (899 10th Avenue, NY) 8 P.M.

April 22
"L'albero dalle foglie azzurre" (tree of blue leaves), La Barbara's composition for solo oboe and electronic atmosphere will be performed by Josiane N Henry of the Juilliard Electric Ensemble, for "Beyond the Machine 3", a festival of electronic and interactive music at The Allen Room @ Jazz at Lincoln Center (5th floor, Time Warner Center, Broadway @ 60th Street) 8 P.M.

April 20
Joan La Barbara "Atmospheres" on Roulette at Location One concert series, 20 Greene St. in SoHo - La Barbara's compositions explore the myriad colors of her voice over textured sonic atmospheres, spinning shapes through space in a series of new soundances and sound paintings. 8:30 P.M.

April 19
"L'albero dalle foglie azzurre" (tree of blue leaves), La Barbara's composition for solo oboe and electronic atmosphere will be performed by Josiane N Henry of the Juilliard Electric Ensemble, for "Beyond the Machine 3", a festival of electronic and interactive music at Chelsea Art Museum (556 W. 22nd St at 11th Avenue, NYC) 8 P.M.

April 10
La Barbara hostsInsights atAmerican Music Center, featuring composer John Corigliano: Sunday, April 10, 2005, 4 P.M.

March 22
La Barbara will perform "The Waves" at a special concert honoring the composer Charles Dodge at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th St., NYC) 7 P.M.

March 6
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Julia Wolfe: Sunday, March 6, 2005, 2P.M.

March 3
La Barbara performs Neil Rolnick's "Body Work", Interpretations series at Merkin Hall, NYC


2004

November 30
La Barbara premieres a new work composed for her by Orlando Jacinto Garcia as part of EMF 10 series at Peter Norton Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
Broadway and 95th Street, 8P.M.

November 20
Ne(x)tworks will be performing classic graphic scores by John Cage, Earle Brown and Morton Feldman as well as "A Dark Line" (an excerpt from La Barbara's opera in-progress "WoolfSong") and works by Dufallo and Bunch at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, 43A West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

November 20
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Tan Dun: Saturday, November 20, 2004, 2P.M.

November 13
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer John Adams.

November 6
Robert Ashley's "Celestial Excursions" in Muenster, Germany.

November 3
Robert Ashley's "Celestial Excursions" in Vilnius, Lithuania.

October 26
Poetry International Festival 2004
Messa di Voce collaboration by singer/composers Joan La Barbara and Jaap Blonk and software programmer/designers Tmema - Golan Levin and Zach Lieberman: the concert performance in which the speech, shouts and songs produced by a pair of composer/performers who specialize in abstract vocal sound are visualized in projected graphics through interactive software.
www.tmema.org/messa/messa.html

October 25
Poetry International Festival 2004
Joan La Barbara performs "73 Poems" (her collaboration with text-artist Kenneth Goldsmith) in the Purcell Room at Royal Festival Hall in London.
www.rfh.org.uk

October 14-17
Sounds Like Now Festival: "Revelations in the Wind" an excerpt from "WoolfSong" La Barbara's opera-in-progress was featured on Sunday, October 17 at La Mama Theatre on East 4th Street, New York City, performed by La Barbara and the ensemble Ne(x)tworks.

October 11
Joan La Barbara's opera in-progress, "WoolfSong" will be presented at NYU's Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th St. in NYC, with live interactive videoscapes by Kurt Ralske and performers including Joan La Barbara and musicians from Ne(x)tworks.

June 4
Locrian Chamber Players gives World Premiere of La Barbara's work "Snowbird's Dance, Into the Light and Beyond" for voice, flute and string quartet, with La Barbara - guest artist at Riverside Church, NYC. Also Greg Hesselink and La Barbara perform New York premiere of La Barbara's "A Trail of Indeterminate Light" for cello and voice.

May 28
Ne(x)tworks performs "Elements of Isolation", excerpts of Joan La Barbara's new opera (in-progress) "WoolfSong" atIssue Project Room in NYC.

May 23
Ne(x)tworks will be performing excerpts of Joan La Barbara's new opera, "WoolfSong" as well as works by members of the ensemble.5 PM at The Bowery Poetry Club.

May 11
Ne(x)tworks performs "Elements of Isolation", excerpts of Joan La Barbara's new opera (in-progress) "WoolfSong" at Bowery Poetry Club in NYC.

May 1
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Carl Stone in discussion of his laptop performances and works with instruments and electronics.

April 10
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Ikue Mori in discussion of her works for drum machine, laptop and collaborations with other artists.

March 20
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Paul Lansky in discussion of his methods of composing with computers, instruments, voices and household sounds.

March 9 & 10
Music by John Cage performed by HERMESensemble with Joan La Barbara, guest artist de Singel, Antwerpen, Belgium.

February 21
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Christian Marclay in discussion of his installations and the intersection between visual art and sound.

February 14
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Morton Subotnick in discussion of his CD-ROM composing programs for children and his works for interactive media.

February 7
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer Alvin Lucier in discussion of his work with acoustics, blending science with art, exploring sonic phenomena and installations.

January 28
A performance of works by La Barbara, Neil Rolnick and David Behrman performed by the composers, with David Gibson, cello at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.

January 9 & 10
On Friday, Jan. 9th at 8pm, JLB gives a solo recital for the 2003 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Winter Workshop at Florida International University, Miami, FL. The program, entitled New Music for Voice: Traditional to Experimental Works, features works by Luciano Berio, Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, La Barbara, Alvin Lucier and Morton Subotnick.

Saturday the 10th, from 1:45-3PM at FIU, La Barbara gives a Master Class on introduction to extended vocal techniques.


2003

December 4-7 and 11-14
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at Baruch College featuring "Incense" with music from "ShamanSong" by La Barbara (performing live w/cd) "Unbroken Thread" with music by Jason Hwang and "Rain" with music by Sainkho Namtchylak.

December 3
Berio Sequenza Extravaganza
Joan is performing Berio "Sequenza III" and her work Conversations at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University.

November 29
Messa di Voce travels to Huddersfield, England for a performance during the Ultrasound 2003 Festival held at the Huddersfield Art Museum.

November 7 & 8
Labarbara rejoins Jaap Blonk and Tmema in London for performances of Messa di Voce at Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA).

October 25 & 26
La Barbara is Series Director and Performer - "When Morty met John" festival at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC.

October 3 & 4
Joan is doing two concerts at Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. Music by Cage, Feldman, La Barbara and Wolff, and featuring Margaret Leng Tan on Oct 10.

September 6-11
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. La Barbara collaborates with vocalist Jaap Blonk and software art duo Tmema (Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman) on the world premiere of Messa di Voce, a performance utilizing Tmema's custom interactive sound visualization software that radically augments Blonk and Labarbara's vocalizations in real time.

June 3 - 5
Electronic Music Foundation
mini-festival at Chelsea Art Museum


Tuesday, June 3 - Words
Chris Mann
Plato Songs
Many Times Chris (by Joel Chadabe)

Joan La Barbara/Kenneth Goldsmith
73 Poems

Wednesday, June 4 - Ne(x)tworks
Original works by members of the group, including previews of new operas by Joan La Barbara and Kenji Bunch.

Thursday, June 5 - Alvin Lucier Retrospective
Wavesongs
Bird and Person Dyning
Music for Solo Performer
Dissappearances

May 10
Insights - La Barbara hosts composer Robert Ashley in discussions of his operas, at The American Music Center, NYC.

May 3
Insights - La Barbara hosts composer Meredith Monk in discussions of her operas, at The American Music Center, NYC.

May 1
La Barbara creates the role of Amelia Earhart in the concert version of Patricia Burgess new opera "Reflections on the Watermoon" for Interpretations series at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC.

April 26
La Barbara hosts Insights at American Music Center, featuring composer John Harbison in discussion of his operas.

April 9-12, 16-19
Performances of Robert Ashley's Celestial Excursions at The Kitchen, NYC.

March 28 & 29
On the 28th, La Barbara performs Three Voices composed for her by Morton Feldman at Radar Festival in Mexico City. La Barbara gives a vocal workshop at Radar on the 29th.

March 22 (World Premiere), March 24 + 25
Robert Ashley's Celestial Excursions at Berlin/Hebbel Theater.

March 12-14
La Barbara performs La Barbara a work composed for her by Larry Austin at SEAMUS festival in Tempe, AZ.

February 8
La Barbara hosts Insights, a series of discussions with composers of contemporary "opera" at American Music Center, NYC. The first installment features Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho in discussion of her opera L'Amour de Loin.


2002

December 13
Open Aspects Ensemble with Joan La Barbara Greenwich House, 8 PM Concert performance "December 1952" and other graphic scores by Earle Brown.

December 12
Open Aspects Ensemble with Joan La Barbara, guest artist Taplin Auditorium at Fine Hall, Princeton University, 8PM Concert performance "December 1952" and other graphic scores by Earle Brown.




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