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  • November 7, 2019

    Laurie Anderson is a guest curator of the 2020 New Zealand Festival. She joins fellow guest curators Lemi Ponifasio and Bret McKenzie in selecting works for the event, which takes place in Wellington from February 21 to March 15. Anderson has programmed a symphonic concert, a virtual-reality experience, an improvisational ensemble, an interactive soundscape, a film screening, and a concert for dogs. Also at the festival are Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, performing from their album there is no Other.

  • October 10, 2019

    Congratulations to Laurie Anderson, the 2020 recipient of The Vanguard Award & Residency at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in NYC. The program celebrates the work and influence of an icon of American popular culture. She will be honored at the third-annual Vanguard Gala on February 3, with an all-star slate of artists and friends, with musical direction by Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond and Chris Bruce, and her residency will take shape in a Sunday night performance each month, from March to December. "I love Sunday evening shows," Anderson says. "The end of the weekend is such a no man’s land—an interesting time to play with new combinations."

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  • 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), Homeland (2010), and Heart of a Dog (2015).

Laurie Anderson

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Wed, Jan 8
New York, NY
Public Theater
Wed, Jan 8
New York, NY
Public Theater
Fri, Jan 17
Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Fri, Jan 17
Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Sat, Jan 18
Toronto, ON
Koerner Hall
Sat, Jan 18
Toronto, ON
Koerner Hall
Tue, Jan 21
Los Angeles, CA
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Tue, Jan 21
Los Angeles, CA
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Thu, Jan 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Jan 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jan 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jan 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jan 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jan 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jan 26
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jan 26
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Wed, Jan 29
Stanford, CA
Bing Concert Hall
Wed, Jan 29
Stanford, CA
Bing Concert Hall
Sat, Feb 15
Wellington
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Sat, Feb 15
Wellington
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
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Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars.

Biography: 

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), Homeland (2010), and Heart of a Dog (2015).

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Tour

Wed, Jan 8
New York, NY
Public Theater
Wed, Jan 8
New York, NY
Public Theater
Fri, Jan 17
Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Fri, Jan 17
Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Sat, Jan 18
Toronto, ON
Koerner Hall
Sat, Jan 18
Toronto, ON
Koerner Hall
Tue, Jan 21
Los Angeles, CA
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Tue, Jan 21
Los Angeles, CA
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Thu, Jan 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, Jan 23
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jan 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, Jan 24
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jan 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, Jan 25
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jan 26
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jan 26
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Wed, Jan 29
Stanford, CA
Bing Concert Hall
Wed, Jan 29
Stanford, CA
Bing Concert Hall
Sat, Feb 15
Wellington
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Sat, Feb 15
Wellington
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
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