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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-laurie-anderson-walks-through-new-exhibition-forty-nine-days-in-the-bardo-philadelphia-fabric-workshop-2011-10-26
    October 26, 2011|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson's new exhibition, Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo, made its debut at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia last month. The exhibition, which runs through November 19, uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. Anderson gave a talk at the museum titled "Animal Stories," an excerpt of which you can watch here, along with a video in which she walks viewers through the exhibition.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-honored-pratt-institutes-legends-2011juan-montoya-william-wegman-2011-10-13
    October 13, 2011|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson will be honored at Legends 2011, a scholarship benefit from New York's Pratt Institute. She will be presented her award by Salman Rushdie in a ceremony held in Manhattan on November 1, at which she will give a special performance. Also receiving the award are Juan Montoya and William Wegman. "The Legends 2011 scholarship benefit will provide hundreds of talented students the opportunity to pursue and achieve a Pratt education," said Pratt President Thomas F. Schutte. "It is my privilege to honor Laurie Anderson, Juan Montoya, and William Wegman as this year's Pratt Legends."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-delusion-tour-heads-montreal-anderson-really-delivers-boston-phoenix-2011-10-04
    October 04, 2011|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson's North American fall tour continues as she brings her performance piece Delusion to Montreal for three nights of shows at Usine C, tonight through Thursday. "In Anderson we have a throwback to theatrical storytelling that's at least as old as the troubadours and Beowulf," says the Boston Phoenix in a review of last week's six-night Boston run. "The graceful way she moves about the stage and reacts to the screen images or even presides over a music stand, manipulating sounds, delivering text—all show a complete, and completely satisfying, sense of stage craft ... Anderson really delivers."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-exhibition-forty-nine-days-in-the-bardo-opens--philadelphia-fabric-museum-anderson-perform-2011-09-29
    September 29, 2011|4 comments

    Laurie Anderson's new exhibition Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo has opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibition uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead—also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo—to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. This two-floor exhibition include texts as well as drawings, sculptures, projections, and sound and are made from materials including mud, foil, iron, chalk, and ashes. Anderson will perform at the museum on October 13.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-brings-delusion-boston-six-night-residency-2011-09-28
    September 28, 2011|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson has brought her latest performance piece, Delusion, to Boston for a six-night residency at the Paramount Center Mainstage. "With her trademark imagery and music," says the Boston Globe, "celebrated performance artist Laurie Anderson offers a blend of stories, memories, and dreams as she meditates on everything from her mother’s final days to a lawsuit about the ownership of the moon." "Laurie Anderson isn’t the kind to sit still," says the Boston Herald. "Versatile doesn’t even begin to cover it."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-looking-laurie-anderson-nonesuch-debut-album-life-on-a-string-10-years-later-2011-08-26
    August 26, 2011|1 comments

    It was 10 years ago this week that Laurie Anderson made her Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Life on a String. On the album, Anderson returned to playing violin on record for the first time since her debut album, Big Science, and featured guest turns from Lou Reed, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, and Dr. John, among others. In conjunction with its release in 2011, Nonesuch commissioned filmmaker Steve Lippman, aka FLIP, to create a short film showcasing songs from the album; the film went on to screen as an official selection at film festivals around the world. Watch it again here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-perform-free-show-new-york-city-lincoln-center-out-of-doors-2011-08-10
    August 10, 2011|1 comments

    Laurie Anderson gives a free performance at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell in NYC tonight for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. "Often imitated but never duplicated, Anderson is the beatific mother of downtown avant-garde performance art," says the Village Voice. "She practices the dying art of enchantment, insidiously propagating a politically charged message through trance-inducing electronic mantras." The concert also features fiddler/composer Todd Reynolds with Carolina Chocolate Drops beat boxer Adam Matta and Luminescent Orchestrii's Sxip Shirey. Time Out New York names the show a critics' pick.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kd-lang-laurie-anderson-cheikh-lo-carolina-chocolate-drops-perform-flynn-center-2011-12-season-2011-08-01
    August 01, 2011|0 comments

    The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, has announced its 2011–12 season, and on the schedule are four Nonesuch artists: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang open the venue's concert season on September 23, Laurie Anderson follows with her piece Delusion in October, Cheikh Lô joins a multi-artist celebration of James Brown in November, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops play the Flynn in January.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-laurie-anderson-talks-technology-art-dreams-venice-biennale-2011-07-12
    July 12, 2011|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson recently participated in a lecture/performance and discussion at the Venice Biennale titled "A Short Talk on Places." She also sat down for a video interview on a wide range of subjects, including technology, music, the cultural ties that connect the world's cities, the art scene, the nature of dreams, the power of language, and her husband, Lou Reed. Watch the talk and the interview here. Laurie Anderson performs at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival in NYC next month.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-perform-free-concert-w-bill-laswell-nyc-river-to-river-festival-2011-06-30
    June 30, 2011|1 comments

    Laurie Anderson gives a free performance with bassist/producer Bill Laswell at Castle Clinton in NYC's Battery Park tonight as part of the River to River Festival. "Many musicians might bill a performance as a chance to 'build on new ideas and forms,'" says the Wall Street Journal, "but few could make as good on the prospect as Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell." The New York Times describes the performers as "unusually fearless; expect something high-concept and possibly explosive."

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