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Joan La Barbara Vinyl, CD & tapes by Joan La Barbara at Norman Records

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Joan La Barbara
Voice Is The Original Instrument

Joan La Barbara is one of the most significant explorers of the voice in the American 21st century, and this crucial reissue puts her first record back in circulation. Voice Is The Original Instrument contains no other instruments, although La Barbara’s amazing extended vocal techniques may sound impossible. Reissue with original artwork on Arc Light Editions.

Joan La Barbara

Avant-vocalist Joan La Barbara was virtually in a field of one with what she was doing in 1977 at the time of Tapesongs. As the title (and the awesome cover) suggests, she starts bringing tape manipulations into her pieces for extraordinary extended-technique vocals, for extra wonder. Includes a piece she prepared with John Cage. Remastered LP reissue on Arc Light Editions.