Laurie Anderson

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by Laurie Anderson

Biography

Laura Phillips Anderson, 5 June 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A product of New York’s avant garde art scene, Laurie Anderson eschewed her initial work as a sculptor in favour of performing. The Life And Times Of Josef Stalin, premiered at Brooklyn’s Academy of Music in 1973, was a 12-hour epic containing many of the audio-visual elements the artist brought to her subsequent canon. Anderson’s debut, Big Science, included the eight-minute vocoder-laden ‘O Superman’, which... Read more

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experimental
avant-garde
electronic
female vocalists
spoken word
seen live
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