Classic Album Sundays present Laurie Anderson

 Laurie Anderson (credit: Ebru Yildiz)

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This event has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Laurie Anderson’s forthcoming European tour has been cancelled as of Friday 13 March. Her event for the British Library on Friday April 3rd will not be taking place. This difficult decision comes due to the continuing uncertainty around Coronavirus.

We hope to rearrange for a visit for Laurie in due course, but in the meantime will be contacting ticket holders regarding refunds.

A true pioneer of electronic music and performance art, Laurie Anderson has been using technology to transform the way we tell stories since the 1970s. The O Superman creator in conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, plus a vinyl playback on an audiophile hi-fi sound system.

Laurie Anderson is one of the world’s most renowned– and daring – creative innovators. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. O Superman launched Anderson’s recording career in 1980, rising to number two in the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of her seven albums on the Warner Brothers label. Anderson is recognized worldwide as a ground-breaking leader in the use of technology in the arts, inventing several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. As a composer, Anderson has contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme, and a score for Robert LePage’s theatre production, Far Side of the Moon. In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance “The End of the Moon”.

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Image: copyright Ebru Yildiz.

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Name: Classic Album Sundays present Laurie Anderson
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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