Laurie Anderson Duet w/ Rubin Kodheli
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Laurie Anderson & Rubin Kodheli
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Laurie Anderson: Duet

w/ Rubin Kodheli

JAN 23–26 | SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Laurie Anderson

Jan 24
Miner Auditorium
FriJan 24
7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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The Albanian-born Kodheli has made a career as a restless creator, working alternately in rock, modern classical, and jazz settings with artists including Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Meredith Monk, and Tom Harrell. He is an active composer for film and orchestra, and collaborated with Anderson in performances of her piece Letters to Jack, an autobiographical work devoted to her correspondence as a youth with John F. Kennedy, and as part of American Style, Anderson’s 2017 joint project with iconic composer Philip Glass.

One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson is best known for her music, multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created a series of groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Introduced to mainstream pop culture through the single “O Superman” from her 1981 debut album Big Science and large-scale theater piece United States, Anderson released a procession of albums including Mister Heartbreak, Strange Angels, Bright Red, Life on a String, and Homeland, among others, and has collaborated with artists including Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, John Zorn, William S. Burroughs, Spalding Gray, Christian McBride, Bobby McFerrin, and the Kronos Quartet. She continues to produce new touring productions combining her music and visual art that range from simple spoken word to elaborate multimedia stage performances, and she directed the 2015 documentary film Heart of a Dog, which received an Independent Spirit Awards nomination.

ABOUT LAURIE ANDERSON

A sublime night of string duos and more, as Anderson and cellist Rubin Kodheli have developed a distinctive style of improvisation that features what Anderson calls their combined “hyper-instrument” — part acoustic, part electronic.

Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy — a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.

Rolling Stone

Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy — a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.

Rolling Stone

Personnel

Laurie Anderson vocals, keyboards, & violin
Rubin Kodheli cello

Laurie Anderson (has) made some of the most interesting art of the late 20th century.

Wired

Personnel

Laurie Anderson vocals, keyboards, & violin
Rubin Kodheli cello

Laurie Anderson (has) made some of the most interesting art of the late 20th century.

Wired

Watch & Listen

Laurie Anderson

Speak My Language

Rubin Kodheli with Chad Taylor and Judy Kang

Nocturne in F Miner - Op. 55, No. 1 (Chopin)

Laurie Anderson

Speak My Language

Rubin Kodheli with Chad Taylor and Judy Kang

Nocturne in F Miner - Op. 55, No. 1 (Chopin)