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PORTRAITS

photo credit: Aleksandar Kostic



photo credit: Aleksandar Kostic



Joan La Barbara in her NYC studio, January 2009 (for The Wire )
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney

Joan La Barbara with Plato, January 2009
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney



Joan La Barbara in her NYC studio, January 2009 (for The Wire)
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney

Joan La Barbara with Liz, at home, NYC, January 2009
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney

Joan La Barbara
photo: © 2009 Cahill Connolly

Joan La Barbara with Plato, January 2009
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney

A selection of Joan La Barbara's Scores
photo: � 2009 Mark Mahaney

Joan La Barbara and Merce Cunningham at rehearsal of Cage's "Lecture on the Weather", Chelsea Art Museum, November 2008
photo: � 2008 Jan Williams

Joan La Barbara in Greenwich Village, NYC, October 2004

[photo: Jeffrey Herman]

Joan La Barbara in Greenwich Village, NYC, October 2004

[photo: Jeffrey Herman]

[photo: Julie Graber, 2002]

[photo: Chris Corrie, March 2002]

[photo: Chris Corrie, March 2002]

PERFORMANCE
Joan La Barbara premieres her new work "Striations" for voice and 16 intonarumori at The Town Hall, November 12, 2009, commissioned and presented by Performa 09 festival, with Magik*Magik Orchestra, conducted by Luciano Chessa.

[photo: Paula Court]

Joan La Barbara performs her work "October Music: Star Showers and Extraterrestrials" as part of "A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music", presented by Performa 09 Festival, at Gramercy Theatre in NYC, November 21, 2009.

[photo: Paula Court]

Joan La Barbara performing her work at INSTAL 09 Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, March 21, 2009
photo: � 2009 Bryony McIntyre

Joan La Barbara performing "ROTHKO" at Roulette/Location One
November 3, 2007
[video: Kurt Ralske]

Joan La Barbara performing "ROTHKO" at Roulette/Location One
November 3, 2007
[video: Kurt Ralske]

Joan La Barbara performing "Shimmer" at Roulette/Location One
November 3, 2007
[video: Kurt Ralske]

Joan La Barbara performing "Shimmer" at Roulette/Location One
November 3, 2007
[video: Kurt Ralske]

Joan La Barbara performing "ROTHKO" at Roulette/Location One
November 3, 2007
[video: Kurt Ralske]

HISTORICAL
"From 1976. JLB working in Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach

Town Hall premiere of Steve Reich's "Drumming" 1971, NYC. Left to right, Jay Clayton (L), Joan La Barbara(C), Judith Sherman (R)

Joan La Barbara interview for Avalanche magazine Soho Rooftop, 1973.

[photo: Gwenn Thomas]

Joan La Barbara interview for Avalanche magazine Soho Rooftop, 1973.

[photo: Gwenn Thomas]

Gordon Mumma (playing horn) and me barefoot (seems the way I was doing things those days), rehearsing David Behrman's "Rebus" in Cunninghman studio at Westbeth, summer 1974 prior to our performances in Paris for Festival d'Automne.
[Photo : Mary Lucier]

From performance at Cologne Kunst Markt (or Art Fair), 1974 with members of Philip Glass Ensemble: closest to camera - Joan La Barbara, to her right is Dickie (or Richard) Landry, next to him (mostly hidden) is Richard Peck and farthest from camera is Jon Gibson

JLB w/David Tudor, Paris 1974 There is a series of 3 photos [Photo: Horace] I sang in Tudor's "Rain Forest" at l'Espace Cardin, Autumn, 1974. In this one, the performance, David is at the table with electronics and I am sitting on a low cushion singing into a microphone. David is sending my voice to various objects in the Rain Forest.

David Tudor is giving me instructions and explanations of where the sounds will be sent in performance of "Rain Forest" (l'Espace Cardin, Paris, Autumn, 1974)

Rehearsing "Still and Moving Lines in Families of Hyperbolas" Cunningham Studios, NYC, 1974.
[Photo : Mary Lucier]

Joan La Barbara & Jon Gibson at David Tudor's "Rainforest". l'Espace Cardin, Paris (1974)

[photo: Horace]

Joan La Barbara interview with Nina Melis, NYC 1975.[photo: Nina Melis]

Joan La Barbara performing Alvin Lucier's "Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas" at the Kitchen, 1975.
[photo: Mary Lucier]

David Tudor's Rainforest performance April 19, 1975 at The Kitchen (59 Wooster Street). Tom Johnson is in foreground with back to camera, I am facing camera, both listening to hoop; in background at right is Laurie Speigel.
[photo: Kathy Landman]

Photo taken in live performance at a space called Environ, December 1975 at premiere of my collaboration with Dana Reitz, "An Exploration in Vocal Sound and Movement".
[Photo : Mary Lucier]

Staten Island photo shows Dana Reitz (L), Phill Niblock (C), Joan La Barbara (R) in preparation to film work-in-progress rehearsal of "An Exploration in Vocal Sound and Movement" at Staten Island Community College, summer, 1975

Joan La Barbara & Dana Reitz performing "A Collaboration in Vocal Sound and Movement", Environ NYC 1975.
[photo: Mary Lucier]

Joan La Barbara & Dana Reitz performing "A Collaboration in Vocal Sound and Movement", Environ NYC 1975.
[photo: Mary Lucier]

Joan La Barbara & Dana Reitz performing "A Collaboration in Vocal Sound and Movement", Environ NYC 1975.
[photo: Mary Lucier]

Warren Smith, Joan La Barbara, Bruce Ditmas performing La Barbara's "Thunder" at The Kitchen, 1976.
[photo : Mary Lucier]

Joan La Barbara and John Cage Joan La Barbara and John Cage playing chess before a rehearsal at his loft
photo: � 1976 Michael McKenzie

[photo: Roberto Massoti, 1976]

[photo: Roberto Massoti, 1976]

[photo: Roberto Massoti, 1976]

[photo: Roberto Massoti, 1976]

[photo: Roberto Massoti, 1976]

Joan La Barbara (kneeling by tape deck and light panning device) during performance of "CYCLONE Con(s)t(r)ained" at P.S. 1, Long Island City, 1977.

Joan La Barbara in performnce of her work "12 for 5 in 8" (1979) at CalArts Contemporary Music Festival, with members of the Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble (EVTE) from San Diego.
[photo : Dennis Gilbert]

Joan La Barbara rehearsing Earle Brown's "Windsor Jambs" with 20th Century Players at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. circa 1981

John Adams & Joan La Barbara at Betty Freeman's Music Room, LA. November 7, 1982.

[photo: Betty Freeman]

Joan & Nicholas Slonimsky at Betty Freeman's Musical Soiree, 1983

[photo: Betty Freeman]

Performance in LA, 1984
[photo: Debbie Richardson]

Joan La Barbara w/ Conlon Nancarrow at Betty Freeman's Musical Soiree, LA, 1985.

[photo: Betty Freeman]

Portrait by Betty Freeman 1985

Joan La Barbara in performance at LA Theatre Center (3/3/86) of her work "Winds of the Canyon" with sets by visual artist Lita Albuquerque (standing in shadow at left).
[photo: Debbie Richardson]

Joan La Barbara and John Cage at rehearsal in San Francisco May 7, 1992
photo: � 1992 Betty Freeman

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