Sunday, July 04, 2010

Joan La Barbara: Only / Dearth

1976 black & white photos
by Roberto Massoti

"Angels, Demons and Other Muses" trailer.
La Barbara's site: ||||||||||||

2009, photo by Mark Mahaney for The Wire.

I particularly like "Joan La Barbara singing through John Cage" and Morton Feldman's "Only", which are perfect both in composition and interpretation. Nice to know what La Barbara's doing now.

learned a new word today:
Pronunciation: \ˈdərth\
Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English derthe, from Old English *dierth, from dēore dear
Date: 13th century
1: scarcity that makes dear; specifically: famine
2: an inadequate supply: lack <a dearth of evidence>

(in Merriam Webster).


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