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Heart of a Dog

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  • Laurie Anderson has received the Award of Merit for Achievement in Performing Arts from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). The 60th Annual APAP Awards Ceremony and Luncheon took place in NYC on Monday as part of APAP|NYC 2017, the association's 60th annual conference of performing arts professionals. "These recipients inspire and motivate our field to continue to grow and change," APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham says of the honorees, "showing the strength and influence the arts can have in our communities, schools and cultural landscapes, and how important and influential the arts can be."

  • Laurie Anderson's 2015 film Heart of a Dog receive its Criterion Collection release on Blu-Ray and DVD today. Features on the special-edition release include a high-definition digital master, a new conversation between Anderson and coproducer Jake Perlin, and footage of her 2016 Concert for Dogs, plus an essay by film critic Glenn Kenny. The soundtrack, which contains the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text, is out on Nonesuch.

  • About This Album

    The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson's newest piece, Heart of a Dog, is available from Nonesuch Records on October 23, 2015. Anderson was recently commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film—her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text. 

    Heart of a Dog has been shown at the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto Film Festivals to critical praise, with the New York Times calling it a "philosophically astute, emotionally charged meditation on death, love, art and dogs." The movie will be screened at the New York Film Festival on October 8, before opening theatrically at New York's Film Forum October 21; visit the film's site for details. It also will be shown on HBO in early 2016.

    In addition to Anderson's inimitably thoughtful narration, Heart of a Dog includes musical excerpts from several of her pieces—"The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall (2011) with Kronos Quartet—as well as the film's closing song "Turning Time Around," written and performed by Anderson's late husband, Lou Reed.

    Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than 30 years. Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings. Her tours have taken her around the world, where she has presented her work in small arts spaces and grand concert halls, and everywhere in between. She has numerous major works to her credit, along with countless collaborations with an array of artists, from Jonathan Demme and Brian Eno to Bill T. Jones and Peter Gabriel.

    Anderson's first album, O Superman, launched her recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on her landmark release Big Science. She went on to record six more albums with Warner Brothers. In 2001, Anderson released her first album with Nonesuch Records, the critically lauded Life on a String. Her subsequent releases on the label include Live in New York (2002), a reissue of Big Science (2007), and Homeland (2010).

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Performed by Laurie Anderson

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Written and directed by Laurie Anderson

    Produced by Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson
    Co-producers: Cooper Haloweski, Noah Stahl, Jim Cass, Shaun MacDonald, Jake Perlin
    in association with ARTE France – La Lucarne

    Mixed by Mario McNulty at WB Sound, New York, NY
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Stage Recordist: Larry Zipf

    Score composed by Laurie Anderson. "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall with Kronos Quartet (2011). "Turning Time Around" written and performed by Lou Reed, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

    Design by Barbara de Wilde
    Drawings by Laurie Anderson

    dedicated to the magnificent spirit
    of my husband, Lou Reed
    1942–2013

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on September 14, 2015 - 10:27am
Artist Name: 
Laurie Anderson
Release Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Laurie Anderson's first feature film in 30 years, Heart of a Dog is a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The New York Times calls it "dreamy, drifty, and altogether lovely." New York says it's "one of the most moving and provocative films you’ll see this year." The Times of London says it's "a work of mastery: thought-provoking, smart and incredibly moving." The soundtrack is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text.

Description: 

The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson's newest piece, Heart of a Dog, is available from Nonesuch Records on October 23, 2015. Anderson was recently commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film—her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text. 

Heart of a Dog has been shown at the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto Film Festivals to critical praise, with the New York Times calling it a "philosophically astute, emotionally charged meditation on death, love, art and dogs." The movie will be screened at the New York Film Festival on October 8, before opening theatrically at New York's Film Forum October 21; visit the film's site for details. It also will be shown on HBO in early 2016.

In addition to Anderson's inimitably thoughtful narration, Heart of a Dog includes musical excerpts from several of her pieces—"The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall (2011) with Kronos Quartet—as well as the film's closing song "Turning Time Around," written and performed by Anderson's late husband, Lou Reed.

Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than 30 years. Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings. Her tours have taken her around the world, where she has presented her work in small arts spaces and grand concert halls, and everywhere in between. She has numerous major works to her credit, along with countless collaborations with an array of artists, from Jonathan Demme and Brian Eno to Bill T. Jones and Peter Gabriel.

Anderson's first album, O Superman, launched her recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on her landmark release Big Science. She went on to record six more albums with Warner Brothers. In 2001, Anderson released her first album with Nonesuch Records, the critically lauded Life on a String. Her subsequent releases on the label include Live in New York (2002), a reissue of Big Science (2007), and Homeland (2010).

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Written and directed by Laurie Anderson

Produced by Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson
Co-producers: Cooper Haloweski, Noah Stahl, Jim Cass, Shaun MacDonald, Jake Perlin
in association with ARTE France – La Lucarne

Mixed by Mario McNulty at WB Sound, New York, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Stage Recordist: Larry Zipf

Score composed by Laurie Anderson. "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall with Kronos Quartet (2011). "Turning Time Around" written and performed by Lou Reed, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Drawings by Laurie Anderson

dedicated to the magnificent spirit
of my husband, Lou Reed
1942–2013

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

552027

ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 14:15
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597948837
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597948851
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597948875
Price: 
12.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Performed by Laurie Anderson

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