Laurie Anderson

The Queen of New York Performance Art Music

As experimental performance artists go, few can match the pioneering sound of Laurie Anderson. Originally trained as a sculptor, Anderson began extending her interpretive skills to music in the late 1960s, debuting the celebrated Duets on Ice in 1975. In the 1980s, she earned wide recognition with the single "O Superman," included on the acclaimed Big Science. Her latest album, Homeland, covers various live performances, including a landmark 2008 Luminato commissioned event in Toronto with iconic musician Lou Reed. Anderson will perform her work in a rare and intimate evening setting. 

 

 

You can also catch a Live Stream of Laurie Anderson's performance!

When & Where?
Sunday, June 16th
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Hub at David Pecaut Square

How much?
Free

On June 16 at the Luminato Festival internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei will Skype in from Beijing to join the American artist/musician Laurie Anderson for a duel rant about China and the United States.

Musicians Greg Saunier, Eyvind Kang and Doug Wieselman will join them in this historic exchange.

The Luminato stage will become interactive with images from Beijing and New York as well as with simultaneous projected translations in Chinese and English. “Greetings from the Motherland” will also feature software that creates a new relationship between words and imagery.


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