Viitasaari, Finland
Posted: 22 Feb 2023
John Cage: Song Books, with Joan La Barbara

John Cage: Song Books, with Joan La Barbara

04 - 10 Jul, 2023

John Cage: Song Books course is a performance-based course for singers, instrumentalists, actors, composers, and those working with electronics. Song Books (1970) is a large-scale theater-work consisting of 90 “Solos” which is put together by the performers who choose which Solos they will perform and map them over an agreed-upon duration timeline.The cycle includes: songs and directions for a theatrical performance with/without electronics. The class will culminate in a public performance.

Joan La Barbara’s career as a composer, performer, soundartist actor explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument expanding traditional boundaries in developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques, influencing several generations of composers and singers. Her discography varies from jazz to many landmark compositions of most acknowledged contemporary composers.
Closing date: 02 Apr 2023
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