Mac Low, Jackson
- Joan La Barbara
(b Chicago, Sept 12, 1922). American performance artist, composer and poet. After early training in the piano, the violin and harmony at the Chicago Musical College (1927–32) and the Northwestern University School of Music (1932–6), he studied philosophy at the University of Chicago (1939–43, AA 1941) and, later, Greek with Vera Lachmann at Brooklyn College, CUNY (BA 1958); he also studied the piano with Shirley Rhodes Perle (1943–4), Grete Sultan (1953–5) and Franz Kamin (1976–9), composition with Erich Katz (1948–9), experimental music with John Cage at the New School for Social Research (1957–60), the synthesizer with Rhys Chatham (1973) and singing with Pandit Pran Nath (1975–6). His teaching appointments include positions at New York University (1966–73), the Naropa Institute (1975, 1991, 1994), and Schule für Dichtung, Vienna (...