Laurie Anderson: Songs For Women
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Laurie Anderson
Resident Artistic Director

Laurie Anderson: Songs For Women

w/ Tammy Hall

NOV 28–DEC 2 | SFJAZZ RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR LAURIE ANDERSON

Nov 29, 2018
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

FROM LAURIE ANDERSON:
“The first part of the series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. I love music that’s written for a real person and tries to capture her in a song. I thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces we’ve both written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.”

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

Possessing an uncluttered, telegraphic style marked by her classical training and deep roots in gospel, Hall combines elegance and grit.

JazzTimes (on Tammy Hall)

Possessing an uncluttered, telegraphic style marked by her classical training and deep roots in gospel, Hall combines elegance and grit.

JazzTimes (on Tammy Hall)

Personnel

Laurie Anderson vocals & keyboards
Tammy Hall piano

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
Tammy Hall piano

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

Watch & Listen

Laurie Anderson

Strange Perfumes

Tammy Hall

For Miss Jones

Laurie Anderson

Strange Perfumes

Tammy Hall

For Miss Jones