http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-of-music-presents-nonesuch-records-at-bam-50th-anniversary-2014-05-13May 13, 2014|1 commentsBrooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Presents "Nonesuch Records at BAM" for Label's 50th Anniversary, With 23 Evenings of Music
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-laurie-anderson-performs-ai-weiwei-luminato-festival-free-nyc-concerts-2013-06-17June 17, 2013|2 commentsWatch: Laurie Anderson Performs with Ai Weiwei for Luminato Festival; Leads Free NYC Concerts for River to River Festival
Laurie Anderson began a week of special performances when she was joined by artist and activist Ai Weiwei, via Skype from Beijing, for the premiere of Greetings to the Motherland at Toronto's Luminato Festival last night; watch it in full here. Anderson leads two free concerts in New York City this week for the annual River to River Festival, featuring stories from United States Parts 1-4 with special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee on Tuesday and a night of improvisation with longtime musical collaborators on Wednesday.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Videolaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/luminato-lineup-free-sets-bombino-amadou-mariam-laurie-anderson-chocolate-drops-2013-04-16April 16, 2013|0 commentsLuminato Line-Up Includes Free Sets from Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, Carolina Chocolate Drops
The line-up for the 2013 Luminato Festival in Toronto has been announced, and included among this year’s performers are Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. All of these artists will give free concerts in David Pecaut Square at the Hub of the Festival, which runs from June 14 to 23. Among the Luminato Festival’s other highlights will be a multi-artist, two-night tribute to Joni Mitchell at Massey Hall.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-laurie-anderson-launch-tours-australia-2013-02-27February 27, 2013|0 comments
Kronos Quartet launches a two-week tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Festival, joined by Laurie Anderson for the Australian premiere of Landfall, a new work by Anderson. They perform the piece at the Adelaide Festival this Saturday. The Kronos tour includes additional performances at the Perth and Adelaide festivals and a show in Melbourne, as well as a four-city New Zealand tour. Laurie Anderson performs her piece Dirtday! at the Adelaide Festival before heading to Paris, where she will be the focus of a Domaine Privé at Cité de la Musique next week.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-laurie-anderson-premiere-new-work-anderson-scenes-from-my-new-novel-2013-02-01February 01, 2013|1 comments
Kronos Quartet and Laurie Anderson come together for the world premiere of Scenes From My New Novel, a new work composed by Anderson, at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland, this weekend. “These are stories with tempos,” says Anderson. "Much of the music is generated from software we designed for the viola. It creates harmonies and delays that are then interpreted and expanded by Kronos." Additional performances are scheduled for the coming months in Australia, California, New Jersey, and London.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-announces-new-2012-13-tour-dates-including-laurie-anderson-collaboration-2012-08-03August 03, 2012|2 comments
After a European tour which included four Cultural Olympiad performances in the UK, Kronos Quartet has returned home to San Francisco and announced a new set of tour dates for the 2012–13 season. The group will perform across the US, Europe, and Australia, including the premiere of a new collaboration with Laurie Anderson, the conclusion of Kronos' multi-year partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a return to the UK for the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival curated by The National, and much more.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/center-art-performance-ucla-2012-13-season-emmylou-harris-laurie-anderson-brad-mehldau-joshua-redman-2012-05-30May 30, 2012|0 commentsCenter for the Art of Performance at UCLA 2012–13 Season to Include Emmylou Harris, Laurie Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, formerly UCLA Live, has announced its inaugural season, marking the curatorial debut of its Executive and Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds, and featured among the artists performing as part of its 2012–13 season of events at Royce Hall are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Emmylou Harris, Laurie Anderson, Allen Toussaint, the Brad Mehldau Trio, and Joshua Redman. The new season also includes events celebrating Kate McGarrigle and Ali Farka Touré.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-exhibit-paintings-ny-first-time-named-empac-inaugural-distinguished-artist-residence-2012-05-10May 10, 2012|0 commentsLaurie Anderson to Exhibit Paintings in NY for First Time; Named EMPAC's Inaugural Distinguished Artist-In-Residence
Boat, the first exhibition of Laurie Anderson's paintings in New York, will be presented by Vito Schnabel starting this Saturday, May 12. On display will be a new series of paintings that bring the scale of the theater onto the canvas. The show also includes a video installation, From the Air, and a series of drawings titled Lolabelle in the Bardo. This week also brings another major recognition of Anderson's work: she has been named the first-ever distinguished artist-in-residence at EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newslaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-to-debut-new-work-a-room-for-london-webcast-2012-03-23March 23, 2012|0 comments
Laurie Anderson will unveil a new sound piece at a unique venue this weekend. The performance is part of the Sounds from a Room series, which will take place in A Room for London, a one-bedroom riverboat situated on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Anderson's performance will be screened live at the St. Paul's Pavilion in London's Royal Festival Hall Sunday evening at 5 PM GMT and webcast live at aroomforlondon.co.uk. Amadou & Mariam will participate in the series in May, and David Byrne has released a new soundwork he recorded while in residence at A Room for London.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technologylaurie andersonhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-amadou-mariam-david-byrne-perform-atop-london-queen-elizabeth-hall-a-room-for-london-2012-01-12January 12, 2012|0 commentsLaurie Anderson, Amadou & Mariam, David Byrne to Perform Atop London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in "A Room for London"
Laurie Anderson, Amadou & Mariam, and David Byrne will be among the artists performing in a riverboat lodged atop London's Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Sounds from a Room series taking place in A Room for London, a one-bedroom installation on the roof of the Hall. Sounds from a Room includes live music webcasts from Anderson and Amadou & Mariam and a new soundwork for podcast from Byrne. The program is part of the London 2012 Festival, which also includes performances by Kronos Quartet and Rokia Traoré.