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Laurie Anderson
Resident Artistic Director

Laurie Anderson: Lou Reed Drones, Viola Duets

w/ Stewart Hurwood & Eyvind Kang

Nov 30
Grace Cathedral
FriNov 30
7:30 PM

$40

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FROM LAURIE ANDERSON:
“I’m really looking forward to presenting Lou Reed’s powerful drone piece. Something between an installation and performance this piece features the hypnotic overtones and harmonics of guitar feedback. As part of it, I will be joined in a viola duet by Eyvind Kang.”

ABOUT LAURIE ANDERSON
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

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

Wired

None of her work appears strained or studied, no razzle-dazzle for razzle-dazzle's sake; all of it serves to show and tell stories that we instantly recognize, though we hadn't seen it quite that way before.

Wired

None of her work appears strained or studied, no razzle-dazzle for razzle-dazzle's sake; all of it serves to show and tell stories that we instantly recognize, though we hadn't seen it quite that way before.

Wired

Personnel

Stewart Hurwood guitar technician
Laurie Anderson viola
Eyvind Kang viola

He's a musical polymath who writes in his own voice instead of self-consciously ‘crossing genres.’ Boundaries are aren't smashed, but simply ignored, dreamily melting away.

Pitchfork (on Eyvind Kang)

Personnel

Stewart Hurwood guitar technician
Laurie Anderson viola
Eyvind Kang viola

He's a musical polymath who writes in his own voice instead of self-consciously ‘crossing genres.’ Boundaries are aren't smashed, but simply ignored, dreamily melting away.

Pitchfork (on Eyvind Kang)

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