Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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."
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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.
Friday, September 16, 2016Laurie Anderson's Film "Heart of a Dog" to be Released on Criterion Collection Blu-Ray, DVD on December 6
Laurie Anderson's 2015 film Heart of a Dog will receive its Criterion Collection release on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 6, 2016. 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.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Laurie Anderson's film Heart of a Dog was released in cinemas across the US last year and in Ireland and the UK earlier this year to critical acclaim, will have its Italian cinematic release next week. Anderson—currently a juror at the Venice Film Festival—will preview the film in two screenings in Milan this Sunday, at which she will also perform; dogs are welcome. Anderson has dubbed the film into the Italian herself. The soundtrack, which is the full audio recording of the film, including all spoken text in Italian, is out now on Nonesuch. You can watch the Italian film trailer here.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Laurie Anderson released her Nonesuch Records debut album 15 years ago today, August 21, 2001. It's "sparse, haunted, intimate," said Rolling Stone of the album. "Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignance." With Life on a String, she turned her view inward, creating one of the most personal recordings of her career; she played violin on a record for the first time since her debut album, Big Science. Guest musicians include Bill Frisell, Lou Reed, and Van Dyke Parks. You can hear the album's title track here.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Laurie Anderson has been named to a jury of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, August 31–September 10, 2016. She will join the jury for the Venezia 73 competition presided over by director Sam Mendes. Also on the jury are actresses Gemma Arterton, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, and Zhao Wei; directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Lorenzo Vigas; and writer Giancarlo De Cataldo. Anderson's film Heart of a Dog screened in competition in Venice in 2015; the film will be shown in Italian cinemas in September.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Laurie Anderson, in an interview with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark's Louisiana Channel, offers some sage advice to people both young and old. She suggests that applying a term as broad as "multimedia artist" to herself has helped keep her work from being pigeonholed and concludes: "Whatever makes you feel really free and really good, that's what to do. It's really simple." You can see what else she has to say in the video here. In another video, she discusses her correspondence with John F. Kennedy in 1960, which informed her new piece The Language of the Future: Letters to Jack.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, which opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland this Friday, was shown in select screenings last week: one at the Brighton Festival, of which she is guest director, and two in London, including one for a very special audience of dogs (and their human companions). The Guardian was at that last event and has published a video taking a look behind the scenes. You can watch it here.
Friday, May 13, 2016Laurie Anderson Talks with BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 4's "Front Row," BBC Radio 2's "The Arts Show"
Laurie Anderson spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 4's Front Row, and BBC Radio 2's The Arts Show with Jonathan Ross about her new film, Heart of a Dog, and the Brighton Festival, of which she is Guest Director. She gave the UK premiere of her Music for Dogs concert at the festival this week and will perform there again next week. Heart of a Dog opens in the UK, Ireland, and Denmark, where she performs her piece Language of the Future this Saturday.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The 50th Brighton Festival, England's largest annual curated multi-arts festival, has begun and runs through May 29, with Laurie Anderson as Guest Director. Her own events include the UK premiere of her Music for Dogs this evening; a screening of her acclaimed new film Heart of a Dog, also tonight; an exclusive new performance monologue called Slideshow; and Song Conversation, a freewheeling walk through sonic spaces. Heart of a Dog also begins its UK and Irish cinematic run; Anderson takes part in two London screening Q&As and will discuss the film on BBC Radio 6 Music Lauren Laverne show on Wednesday.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, receives its HBO premiere tonight, April 25, at 9 PM ET. The film, Anderson's first in 30 years, is a personal essay encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. Heart of a Dog opens in UK cinemas starting May 10 at the Brighton Festival, of which Anderson is the guest director.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Laurie Anderson's film Heart of a Dog opens in UK cinemas starting Tuesday, May 10, at the Brighton Festival, of which she is the guest director. On May 11, she takes part in two screenings in London: one hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, another open to dogs (and their owners). All three feature Q&As with Anderson. Heart of a Dog continues to open in cinemas in the UK and Ireland through the spring and summer. Anderson discusses the film at a sold-out screening at the Tate Modern on Friday, April 22.