A 52 Week Autobiography Through Music – Week 19 – Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson is one of the very few artists that I can think of who has made a successful career staying true to her own vision across many different artistic mediums. She's well known for collaborating with other artists from vastly different disciplines in film, theatre, audio books, visual art, and of course music. I've only heard her perform once live and it was on the tour for strange angels which was the particularly musical, song oriented performance and not so much of the theatrical, spoken word type work. I feel in the sense that I'm only a partial Laurie Anderson fan in that I really know her through her commercially available recorded works. Those recorded works alone however would be enough to secure her place as a major figure un performance art, music and film and yet she has done so much more.
This was a rewarding week to work on as it gave me the opportunity to reconnect with some of her recorded work that I listened to intensely from the time of Big Science in 1982 through My early college years in the late 80’s.