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Laurie Anderson's "Delusion" Shows Her Voice Is "Just Perfect," Says Village Voice

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    Laurie Anderson's "Delusion" Shows Her Voice Is "Just Perfect," Says Village Voice

    Laurie Anderson gave the New York premiere of her latest stage work, Delusion, last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater in Brooklyn. Performances continues there through October 3 as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. While many of Anderson's pieces may have made their theatrical elements the primary focus, Delusion, says New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn, "shows, more than some of her other works, the degree to which Ms. Anderson’s scores bring color and shape to her productions." Included in the piece are two songs from Anderson's recent Nonesuch release, Homeland.

    "The main business of Delusion, as Ms. Anderson has explained it," Kozinn goes on to explain, "is exploring the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our families, our country and the world, and the porous border between history and myth."

    Read the complete review at nytimes.com.

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    The Village Voice's Rob Harvilla, in his review of the performance, suggests that "Laurie Anderson should be legally required to provide the voice for every audiobook, ever. As an instrument, it's just perfect: wise and bewildered, cutting and soothing, deadly serious and profoundly amusing." Harvilla also calls Homeland an "excellent" album and regrets that "Only an Expert," from the album, could not have been included in Delusion. Read the concert review and see photos at villagevoice.com.

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    Time Out New York's Volume blog has more than a dozen photos from a photographer's preview of the show held yesterday afternoon. You can see those at timeoutny.com.

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    For tickets to upcoming performances of Delusion, visit bam.org. To pick up a copy of the album Homeland, with audiophile-quality 320 kbps MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

on September 22, 2010 - 5:03pm
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Laurie Anderson gave the New York premiere of her latest stage work, Delusion, last night at BAM's Harvey Theater, the first of 12 performances there. The New York Times says Delusion shows "the degree to which Ms. Anderson’s scores bring color and shape to her productions." The Village Voice says of Anderson's voice: "As an instrument, it's just perfect: wise and bewildered, cutting and soothing, deadly serious and profoundly amusing."

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Laurie Anderson gave the New York premiere of her latest stage work, Delusion, last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater in Brooklyn. Performances continues there through October 3 as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. While many of Anderson's pieces may have made their theatrical elements the primary focus, Delusion, says New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn, "shows, more than some of her other works, the degree to which Ms. Anderson’s scores bring color and shape to her productions." Included in the piece are two songs from Anderson's recent Nonesuch release, Homeland.

"The main business of Delusion, as Ms. Anderson has explained it," Kozinn goes on to explain, "is exploring the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our families, our country and the world, and the porous border between history and myth."

Read the complete review at nytimes.com.

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The Village Voice's Rob Harvilla, in his review of the performance, suggests that "Laurie Anderson should be legally required to provide the voice for every audiobook, ever. As an instrument, it's just perfect: wise and bewildered, cutting and soothing, deadly serious and profoundly amusing." Harvilla also calls Homeland an "excellent" album and regrets that "Only an Expert," from the album, could not have been included in Delusion. Read the concert review and see photos at villagevoice.com.

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Time Out New York's Volume blog has more than a dozen photos from a photographer's preview of the show held yesterday afternoon. You can see those at timeoutny.com.

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For tickets to upcoming performances of Delusion, visit bam.org. To pick up a copy of the album Homeland, with audiophile-quality 320 kbps MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Comments

I am starting to connect the dots and i am certainly attempting to salvage every piece. Just wondering if the idea of performances in the Golden West would be entertained as we have many wonderous venues out this way from la's orpheum to riverside's fox - thanks 8>

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