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London Contemporary Music Festival, Joan La Barbara, Chris Newman, Yeah You

Tom Service presents highlights from the London Contemporary Music Festival, with works for voice and electronics performed by Joan La Barbara, and songs by Chris Newman.

Tom Service presents more highlights from the London Contemporary Music Festival, recorded in December 2017. Tonight's programme features works for voice and electronics, composed and performed by Joan La Barbara; songs by Chris Newman performed by the new music ensemble Apartment House, with the composer on vocals; and a solo voice set by Leo Chadburn.
Also from this concert, songs from Yeah You, an electronic noise/pop band who record semi-improvised songs using a saloon car as their studio.

American vocalist and composer Joan La Barbara is one of the 20th century's great vocal pioneers. She has pioneered experimental multiphonics, circular singing, ululation and glottal clicks over the past five decades.
Chris Newman is an experimental interdisciplinary artist based in Germany. He formed a "chamber-punk" band in the 1980s to perform his songs, which he revives in this concert with Apartment House.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 13 Jan 2018 22:00

Music Played

  • Joan La Barbara

    Erin

    Singer: Joan La Barbara.
  • Travis Just

    Paul Pierce

    Singer: Leo Chadburn.
  • Jennifer Walshe

    A Folksong Collection

    Singer: Leo Chadburn.
  • Christopher Fox

    His Song

    Singer: Leo Chadburn.
  • Yeah You

    Improvisations 1

    Ensemble: Yeah You.
  • Joan La Barbara

    Windows

    Singer: Joan La Barbara.
  • Chris Newman

    Songs: Silver Swan

    Singer: Chris Newman. Ensemble: Apartment House.
  • Chris Newman

    Songs: Fruit and Vegetables

    Singer: Chris Newman. Ensemble: Apartment House.
  • Chris Newman

    Songs: Very Embarrassing

    Singer: Chris Newman. Ensemble: Apartment House.
  • Chris Newman

    Songs: Weedy Willie

    Singer: Chris Newman. Ensemble: Apartment House.
  • Yeah You

    Improvisations 2

    Ensemble: Yeah You.

Broadcast

  • Sat 13 Jan 2018 22:00

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