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Hear an extract from Joan La Barbara's latest composition

October 2018

Hear an exclusive audio sample of Joan La Barbara’s piece for Modularias, the evening of modular synth song cycles dreamed up by New York’s composer run opera company Experiments In Opera

New York based composer-performer Joan La Barbara is premiering a new work entitled Virginia And The Time Machine at a forthcoming event organised by Experiments In Opera. Modularias features four newly commissioned world premieres for modular synthesizer and voice by composers Jason Cady, Kamala Sankaram, Andrew Raffo Dewar and La Barbara.

This excerpt of La Barbara's composition features lyrics by Monique Truong, soprano Julia Meadows as Virginia, Joan La Barbara as Mother, Miguel Frasconi playing Buchla sythesizer and sampler and Bryan Hayslett playing cello. It was recorded at NYU Dolan Studios in New York City, 19 October by recording engineers Chi Chung So and Tianhan Zhu.

Modularias takes place at The Flea on Friday 2 November at 7pm and Saturday 3 November at 3pm & 7pm. Joan La Barbara is interviewed by Julian Cowley in The Wire 301. Subscribers can read the full article via the online archive.


Wonderful, Wish you were all in California !!

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