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Laurie Anderson

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Laura Phillips Anderson (born June 5, 1947), known as Laurie Anderson, is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician, and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, focusing particularly on language, technology, and visual imagery. She became more widely known outside the art world when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK singles chart in 1981. Her debut album Big Science was released the following year. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.Anderson is a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. In the late 1990s, she collaborated with Interval Research to develop an instrument she called a "talking stick," a six-foot (1.8 m) long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds.Anderson met singer-songwriter Lou Reed in 1992, and she was married to him from April 2008 until his death in 2013.

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July 29, 2022

Beastie Boys’ AdRock Shares a Hardcore Squawk on Volume Three of ‘For the Birds’

Latest installment of the ambitious five-volume set also features contributions from Natalie Bergman, Laurie Anderson, Alice Coltrane, John Cale, Greta Gerwig, and Conor Oberst

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June 9, 2022

Laurie Anderson says Lou Reed archive won’t be housed in Texas “because of guns”

The exhibit will now take place in New York City from June 9 - March 4 2023 The post Laurie Anderson says Lou Reed archive won’t be housed in Texas “because of guns” appeared first on NME.

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March 18, 2022

Pitchfork Listening Room on Vans Channel 66 Returns With Laurie Anderson

She’ll discuss her work and host a DJ set next week

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January 21, 2022

Keanu Reeves, Patti Smith and more to play virtual Tibet House Benefit

It's set to take place in March with a line-up that also includes Laurie Anderson, Jason Isbell and more The post Keanu Reeves, Patti Smith and more to play virtual Tibet House Benefit appeared first on NME.

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January 21, 2022

Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Keanu Reeves to Perform at 2022 Tibet House Benefit

Angélique Kidjo, Trey Anastasio, Margo Price, Tenzin Choegyal, the Fiery Furnaces, and more will play at the Philip Glass-curated virtual concert

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January 19, 2022

Arca Remixes Laurie Anderson’s “Big Science”: Listen

The Venezuelan composer and producer reworked the title track from Anderson’s 1982 debut album

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Discs

Big Science (Arca Remix)

January 19, 2022

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Sweaters (Sam Gendel Remix)

October 20, 2021

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Songs from the Bardo

September 27, 2019

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Jigten

September 24, 2019

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Listen Without Distraction

August 20, 2019

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Lotus Born, No Need to Fear

July 25, 2019

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Landfall

February 16, 2018

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CNN Predicts a Monster Storm

February 6, 2018

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The Water Rises

January 19, 2018

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Our Street Is a Black River

January 19, 2018

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We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language

December 4, 2017

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Quartets: Two

January 1, 2017

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Heart of a Dog

October 23, 2015

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Homeland

June 21, 2010

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O Superman Remixes - Vinyl 2

October 1, 2008

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O Superman Remixes - Vinyl 1

October 1, 2008

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Big Science EP

August 1, 2007

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Live in New York

January 1, 2002

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Life on a String

August 20, 2001

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Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology

January 1, 2000

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The Ugly One With The Jewels And Other Stories

January 1, 1995

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Bright Red

January 1, 1994

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Strange Angels

October 20, 1989

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Home Of The Brave

May 6, 1986

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United States Live

January 1, 1984

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Mister Heartbreak

January 1, 1984

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Big Science

January 1, 1982

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