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Laurie Anderson performed an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert of music from Big Science, "the truly breathtaking breakthrough album" from this "revolutionary artist," says host Bob Boilen. She was joined, on synthesizer, by Roma Baran, who performs on and co-produced Big Science with Anderson, and Rubin Kodheli on cello to perform "Let x=x," "O Superman (For Massenet)," and an improvisation on violin and cello. You can watch it here.

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Laurie Anderson performed an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert featuring music from her 1982 debut album, Big Science, from her studio for NPR Music. She was joined, on synthesizer, by Roma Baran, who performs on and co-produced Big Science with Anderson, and Rubin Kodheli on cello to perform "Let x=x," "O Superman (For Massenet)," and an improvisation on violin and cello. "Laurie Anderson is a revolutionary artist who has mixed storytelling, music and technology for the past four decades plus," writes Tiny Desk host Bob Boilen. "This Tiny Desk (home) concert celebrates the truly breathtaking breakthrough album she put out in 1982, Big Science." You can watch it here:

Big Science returned to vinyl for the first time in thirty years with a new red vinyl edition, released April 9 on Nonesuch Records. The album foresaw the future, mixing performance art, pop, and electronics, most hauntingly on the hit single, "O Superman." "It's worth considering how readily Big Science stands alone, untethered from time and place," says Uncut. "And how, over the course of its near-40-year existence, it has been a record that has come to acquire new resonance with each generation, now standing as one of the most influential albums of the past four decades."

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Laurie Anderson: NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, May 2021
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    Watch: Laurie Anderson Performs NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

    Laurie Anderson performed an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert featuring music from her 1982 debut album, Big Science, from her studio for NPR Music. She was joined, on synthesizer, by Roma Baran, who performs on and co-produced Big Science with Anderson, and Rubin Kodheli on cello to perform "Let x=x," "O Superman (For Massenet)," and an improvisation on violin and cello. "Laurie Anderson is a revolutionary artist who has mixed storytelling, music and technology for the past four decades plus," writes Tiny Desk host Bob Boilen. "This Tiny Desk (home) concert celebrates the truly breathtaking breakthrough album she put out in 1982, Big Science." You can watch it here:

    Big Science returned to vinyl for the first time in thirty years with a new red vinyl edition, released April 9 on Nonesuch Records. The album foresaw the future, mixing performance art, pop, and electronics, most hauntingly on the hit single, "O Superman." "It's worth considering how readily Big Science stands alone, untethered from time and place," says Uncut. "And how, over the course of its near-40-year existence, it has been a record that has come to acquire new resonance with each generation, now standing as one of the most influential albums of the past four decades."

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