Joan La Barbara is a renowned composer and vocalist of the American avant-garde. Her voice appears on several of the primary documents of minimalism (such as Philip Glass' Music in 12 Parts and Steve Reich's Drumming) and she has been involved in the performance and composition of heralded works by the likes of Morton Feldman and Robert Ashley. Her own investigations of voice have yielded such important recorded works as Voice is the Original Instrument (Wizard, 1976). She has presented work at The Kitchen no less than 11 times since 1974, most recently Ne(x)tworks in 2011. For more information, please visit:

Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music