Joan La Barbara

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Joan La Barbara (born June 8, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA) is an American vocalist and composer known for her explorations of non-conventional or “extended” vocal techniques. Considered to be a vocal virtuoso in the field of contemporary music, she is credited with advancing a new vocabulary of vocal sounds including trills, whispers, cries, sighs, inhaled tones, and multiphonics (singing two or more pitches simultaneously).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Reluctant Gypsy Joan La Barbara 1
1994 Three Voices (for Joan La Barbara) Morton Feldman; Joan La Barbara 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Voice Is the Original Instrument Joan La Barbara 1

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