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  • Monday,June 27,2022
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    SFJAZZ has announced its 2022–23 concert season including performances from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Laurie Anderson, and Mariza. This marks the 10th anniversary season of the SFJAZZ Center and the 40th anniversary of the organization.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Tuesday,May 3,2022
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    Laurie Anderson, a longtime student of Buddhism and meditation, is on the podcast A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment to discuss her personal path with Buddhism and approaching art with a beginner’s mind. “It’s what music does,” she says. “It helps you free yourself from meaning into a much more tangible world or state, in which you feel things and understand them, rather than put them into words.” You can hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Sunday,April 3,2022
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    Laurie Anderson was on CBS's 60 Minutes to talk with Anderson Cooper about her career in art and music, including her early hit single, "O Superman," and the debut album on which it appeared, Big Science, released 40 years ago this month. She also takes Cooper on a tour of her largest-ever US art exhibition, The Weather, at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. You can watch the interview as well as two 60 Minutes Overtime web exclusive pieces on the making of "O Superman" and the power of storytelling here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Television, Video
  • Friday,February 18,2022
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    The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, will present a selection of free public programs in conjunction with Laurie Anderson: The Weather (on view through July 31), the largest-ever US exhibition of Anderson's artwork. From late February through July, the Hirshhorn will present performances by Anderson, artist talks, and film screenings. Programs will be held at the Hirshhorn, at partnering DC venues, and online. “I’m so happy to be working with the Hirshhorn and grateful to be able to expand the exhibition into music, performance, and events,” she said. “In many ways, my subject has always been America, and it’s been exciting to get a chance to present my stories in the most symbolic center of power: the nation’s capital­—especially in these watershed times."

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Thursday,January 20,2022
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    Laurie Anderson is on the Chatter podcast to talk with host Shane Harris about her work, particularly as it relates to the podcast's focus on the intersection of art and national security, including her piece Habeas Corpus, her surprise 1981 hit single "O Superman," and her 2015 film Heart of a Dog. You can hear their conversation here. Nonesuch Records reissued Laurie Anderson's debut album, Big Science, which features "O Superman," on red vinyl last year. Remixes of two tracks from the album were recently released: the title track, remixed by Arca, and "Sweaters," by Sam Gendel.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Wednesday,January 19,2022
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    A remix of Laurie Anderson’s “Big Science” by Arca—the Venezuelan musician, singer, composer, and producer Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez—is out now Nonesuch Records. Arca produced her reinterpretation of the title track to Laurie Anderson’s landmark 1982 debut album from her home studio in Barcelona; the original recording features Anderson on vocals, OBXa, percussion, and electronics; Roma Baran on glass harmonica; Perry Hoberman on bottles; and David Van Tieghem on RotoToms and timpani, as well as Anderson, Baran, Hoberman on “sticks.” 

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Wednesday,December 15,2021
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    All six parts of Laurie Anderson's Norton Lectures, Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds, are now available to watch again indefinitely. Given virtually over the course of the year on Zoom through the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the series examines the challenges faced by artists and citizens alike as culture is reinvented. "I tried to create, over these six talks, something that would be useful to you, a kind of portable philosophy," Anderson says in her introduction. "And you can tell me if that worked at all." You can watch it all here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Wednesday,October 20,2021
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    Nonesuch Records releases "Sweaters (Sam Gendel Remix)," the saxophonist’s reinterpretation of the Laurie Anderson track from her landmark 1982 debut album, Big Science, today. On the remix, which Gendel produced and engineered, he plays alto saxophone, contrabass guitar, and wind synthesizer, while incorporating elements of the original recording, including Anderson’s vocals and violin, Rufus Harley's bagpipes, and David Van Tieghem's drums.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Sunday,October 17,2021
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    "Laurie Anderson Has a Message for Us Humans," Sam Anderson's New York Times Magazine feature on Laurie Anderson in last week's issue of the magazine, is today's episode of The Sunday Read from the Times podcast The Daily. Before reading his article, the writer conveys five questions Laurie Anderson had shared with him, "a sort of test that uses to figure out whether a piece that she's working on is good or not ... 'Is it complicated enough? Is it simple enough? Is it crazy enough? Is it beautiful enough? And finally, Is it stupid enough?' And I thought that was kind of a great criteria for proceeding with life, with whatever you are doing."

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Thursday,September 23,2021
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    The largest-ever US exhibition of artwork by Laurie Anderson opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, this Friday and runs through July 31, 2022. Laurie Anderson: The Weather will debut more than ten new artworks, interspersed with select key pieces from throughout her career, featuring her work in video, performance, installation, painting, and other media. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of live performances by Anderson, January–July 2022.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday,June 8,2021
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    Laurie Anderson is the host of Awaken, a new podcast from the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC about the path to enlightenment and what it means to "wake up." The series' ten episodes dive into the personal stories of guests who share how they’ve experienced a shift in their awareness, and as a result, their perspective on life. You can hear the first two episodes here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Friday,May 21,2021
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    Laurie Anderson is on the Talk Art podcast to talk with hosts Russell Tovey and Robert Diament about her music and art. "She's just constantly inspired and constantly experimenting and expressing all these things throughout her work—beauty, time, reality, memory," says Tovey. "She does that constantly, and that is why I think she's such an important, critical artist." You can hear their conversation here.

     
    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast

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