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  Laurie Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician.
Anderson became widely known outside the art world in 1982 with the single "O Superman," originally released in a limited quantity by One Ten Records.
The first new Laurie Anderson album in years, Life on a String, appeared in 2001, by which time she had moved from the main Warner Bros. label to its subsidiary, Nonesuch Records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laurie_Anderson   (1788 words)

 Art:21 . Laurie Anderson . Biography . Documentary Film | PBS
Laurie Anderson was born in Chicago in 1947.
The art scene of the early 1970s fostered an experimental attitude among many young artists in downtown New York that attracted Anderson, and some of her earliest performances as a young artist took place on the street or in informal art spaces.
Since that time, Anderson has gone on to create large-scale theatrical works which combine a variety of media - music, video, storytelling, projected imagery, sculpture - in which she is an electrifying performer.
www.pbs.org /art21/artists/anderson/index.html   (221 words)

 Laurie Anderson - Biography - AOL Music
By 1976, Anderson was regularly mounting performances in museums, concert halls and art festivals throughout North America and Europe; claiming to base all of her projects on the power of words and language, her work also emphasized visual imagery and cutting-edge technology, with pieces like 1980's "Born, Never Asked" written for both orchestra and electronics.
Warner Bros. soon signed Anderson to record a full-length LP, and in 1982 she issued Big Science, a work drawn from a much larger project, the seven-hour multi-media performance United States.
Anderson's next project, Home of the Brave, was a concert film; a year later, she also scored the Jonathan Demme/Spaulding Gray film Swimming to Cambodia.
music.aol.com /artist/laurie-anderson/3545/biography   (401 words)

 Laurie Halse Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laurie Halse Anderson (born October 23, 1961) writes for children and young adults.
She is best known for her Young Adult novel Speak which won a number of awards, and has been adapted for the screen.
She should not be confused with the musician (and one-time children's book illustrator) Laurie Anderson, although Halse Anderson is often erroneously listed as Laurie Anderson in places like Amazon.com.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laurie_Halse_Anderson   (116 words)

 Children's Literature: Meet Authors & Illustrators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Anderson spent her senior year of high school abroad, living on a pig farm in Denmark.
When her mother is stricken, and Mattie is sent to the country for her health, her story turns into one of survival and growth as she overcomes the terrible scourge herself, then must search for other survivors, battle both terrified neighbors and looters, and attempt to restore her family and fortunes.
Author Anderson, winner of last year's National Book Award for her YA novel Speak, here successfully meets the challenge of writing a series story with a didactic purpose by infusing it with emotion and information.
www.childrenslit.com /f_laurieanderson.htm   (1397 words)

 Laurie Anderson >> Nova Concerts >> International Booking Agency
Anderson's artistic career has cast her in roles as various as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, ventriloquist, electronics whiz, vocalist and instrumentalist.
Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" launched her recording career, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of seven albums for Warner Bros., including "Mister Heartbreak," "United States Live," "Strange Angels" and the soundtrack to the feature film "Home of the Brave." Ms.
Anderson continues to work on the internet, contributing to her web site, and working on numerous live theatrical and cyber events.
www.novaconcerts.de /laurieanderson.html   (390 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Laurie Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Laurie Anderson trained as a violinist, art historian, sculptor, and more recently, as a poet.
On this first major tour, Anderson honed her now-famous performance persona -- an androgynous character dressed in a man’s suit whose voice is electronically distorted to obscure age, gender, and personality.
Laurie Anderson goes digital and incorporates a song based on the one hundred most-used words in English -- with Shockwave for the Web.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=41   (342 words)

 Robotics Institute - 25th Anniversary - Laurie Anderson Biography
O Superman launched Anderson's recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of her seven albums on the Warner Brothers label.
In 2001, Anderson released her first record for Nonesuch Records, entitled Life on a String, which was followed by Live in New York, recorded at Town Hall in New York City in September 2001, and released in May 2002.
Anderson has published six books, the most recent of which is Laurie Anderson by RoseLee Goldberg (Abrams, 2000), a retrospective of her visual work.
www.ri.cmu.edu /events/25th/laurie_anderson_bio.html   (684 words)

 Laurie Anderson listings
Laurie Anderson's O Superman launched her recording career, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of seven albums for Warner Bros., including Mister Heartbreak, United States Live, Strange Angels, Bright Red and the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave.
Anderson recently collaborated with Interval Research Corporation, a research and development laboratory founded by Paul Allen and David Liddle, in the exploration of new creative tools, including the Talking Stick.
Laurie described the seed of the music as an experience in a boat on the ocean at night, not being able to see in any direction, and that sense of feeling large and small at the same time," says Lippman.
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 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Laurie Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Laurie ranks up with Kate Bush, Happy Rhodes, and Jane Siberry in my musical pantheon, and I thought she learned to write music with Mister Heartbreak--even before she learned to sing, she was writing really incredible songs.
Laurie notes in her statement about the piece that Melville would go into lengthy passages on subjects such as the life of polar bears and how to ready a harpoon.
Laurie Anderson's latest is indeed wonderful, but those who first heard her thanks to Strange Angels and aren't yet familiar with her other stuff are going to be in for a surprise.
ectoguide.org /artists/anderson.laurie   (3157 words)

 The Laurie Anderson Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Anderson is uncomfortable with the role she's sometimes given as a social commentator, an electronic seer pinpointing the pitfalls and contradictions in modern life.
Anderson, like her Synclavier, is both a cipher and decipher, reinterpreting the world, elevating the mundane to the bizarre, looking "deep into the heart of darkest America" ("Sharkey's Night") where "Time is stopped.
Laurie Anderson will be bringing forth more undecoded reality in the future with a concert film in the spring, a solo work and another larger scale work to follow up United States.
emusician.com /em_spotlight/Laurie_Anderson_Interview_021405   (2053 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Laurie Anderson on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series from 1984
This interview/lecture is incredibly insightful for both Anderson fans and those who have fond memories of the experimentation being done in the form of challenging and intelligent “pop” songs during the early to mid-80s.
Laurie’s sense of humor emerges in stories of her “past” lives, the controversy of extinct animal cloning and a funny incident with her “clone” being spotted in New York City.
Laurie discusses and plays the music of musicians who have influenced her through the years including Ken Nordine, Bongo Joe, Henry Theil and her immersion in Cuban music through club visits in uptown New York and how it has affected her music on her new album.
www.archive.org /audio/audio-details-db.php?collectionid=LaurieAndersonOTG&collection=other_minds   (336 words)

 Art:21 . Laurie Anderson's "United States I-IV" | PBS
Lush with geographical references and imagery, Anderson’s song and stories were complimented by a complex, multimedia stage production consisting of thousands of slides and film clips.
Anderson even devised a makeshift hologram, created by rapidly waving a violin bow in the light cast by a slide projector.
The song concludes with Anderson describing a group of traveling salesmen who promise her a world connected by a vast network of technology, resembling something like a string of Christmas lights.
www.pbs.org /art21/artists/anderson/card1.html   (408 words)

 2.03: America's Multi-Mediatrix
There was the glorious Laurie, her supple body dancing across the stage, singing riffs on an aphorism from William Burroughs: "Language is a virus from outer space." Behind her a giant screen offered its own visuals, and, simultaneously, an implicit commentary on the nature of scale.
Anderson's loft is alive with her electronic equipment, upstairs and down, though the equipment is firmly, deliberately segregated from the living areas.
Anderson has some gentle fun with gender stereotypes in these dialogues, but the clone is really intended to allow her yet another point of view.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/2.03/anderson_pr.html   (3560 words)

 Laurie Anderson
Oh, to be a bug on the wall when multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson informed the higher-ups at NASA that, as part of her artist-in-residence status at the agency, she was setting out to… write a poem.
Anderson's highly stylized, deeply digitized onstage persona was burned into the consciousness of the early pop digerati way back in 1981 when her eight-minute homage to the 19th-century composer Jules Massenet, "O, Superman," became a freak international hit.
Though Anderson's show is not to be reduced to just a singular meaning, one part is how we experience time in ways both elusive and out there as well as tangible.
archive.recordonline.com /archive/2005/10/28/mus28.htm   (800 words)

 Laurie Anderson
Called "America's multi-mediatrix" by Wired magazine and a "modern renaissance artist and agent provocateur" by Philadelphia Daily News, Laurie Anderson (born 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is—in her work as a performance artist as well as musician, poet, writer, and visual artist—one of the most important artists of the later 20th century.
Laurie Anderson graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Art History from Barnard College in 1969.
Anderson's Stories from The Nerve Bible, and the early 1990s saw her present The Nerve Bible in performance throughout the United States and Europe.
www.otherminds.org /shtml/Anderson.shtml   (175 words)

 Anderson, Laurie Halse - Encyclopedia FunTrivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
"Fever: 1793" - By Laurie Halse Anderson (
Robert and William are the two sons of Joseph, a friend of Eliza's who she cared for while he had the fever.
Anna Anderson arrived in the U.S. in 1928.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Literature/Anderson-Laurie-Halse-14701.html   (865 words)

 Kelly Writers House Fellows - Laurie Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Laurie Anderson presentation - A digital recording of the March 24, 2003 event.
Laurie Anderson interview/conversation - A recording of the March 25, 2003 audiocast of the interview and conversation with Laurie Anderson, moderated by
An avant-garde performance artist with a huge popular reputation, Laurie Anderson has written and performed Stories from the Nerve Bible, her remarkable interpretation of Moby-Dick, and United States (opening at BAM in an 8-hour performance).
www.writing.upenn.edu /~whfellow/anderson.html   (134 words)

 Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson says that no one who knew her as a child thought she would become a successful adult.
Because Anderson was writing outside her culture, she asked the Kenyan embassy to vet the story.
Anderson is a Thanksgiving-aholic and has managed to incorporate her enthusiasm for the holiday into two picture books.
www.patriciamnewman.com /anderson.html   (806 words)

 Salon Arts & Entertainment | Call me Laurie
So it's not surprising that multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson, who once said that her work dealt with the "declamation of language," should also be drawn to the power and majesty of Melville's magnum opus.
One would be hard-pressed to come up with a more incongruous image than that of the spiky-haired Anderson, with her digitally processed vocals and synthesized violin, sitting in on Melville Society meetings dissecting chapters of this behemoth of a book.
Still, Anderson says, two decades of creating incisive, experimental one-woman shows ("Home of the Brave," "United States Live," "Stories From the Nerve Bible") and collaborations with modern-day visionaries such as Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, Brian Eno and Wim Wenders didn't prepare her for Melville and his notorious great white whale.
www.salon.com /ent/feature/1999/10/05/moby   (849 words)

 VH1.com : Laurie Anderson : Laurie Anderson - Urge Music Downloads
Laurie Anderson was born 52 years ago today in Chicago.
Anderson also recently invented an electronic instrument, the talking stick, which is harpoon-shaped and manipulates sound on a computer according to the performer's motion with the device.
Anderson is planning to take the show to various U.S. cities through October, and to Europe in November.
www.vh1.com /artists/news/514581/06031999/anderson_laurie.jhtml   (631 words)

 Amazon.ca: Fever 1793: Books: Laurie Halse Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
On the heels of her acclaimed contemporary teen novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson surprises her fans with a riveting and well-researched historical fiction.
The opening scene of Anderson's ambitious novel about the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged Philadelphia in the late 18th century shows a hint of the gallows humor and insight of her previous novel, Speak.
Extremely well researched, Anderson's novel paints a vivid picture of the seedy waterfront, the devastation the disease wreaks on a once thriving city, and the bitterness of neighbor toward neighbor as those suspected of infection are physically cast aside.
www.amazon.ca /Fever-1793-Laurie-Halse-Anderson/dp/0689848919   (1983 words)

 Laurie Anderson - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Laurie Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American experimental performance artist and musician.
Anderson has collaborated with William Burroughs, Mitchell Froom, Peter Gabriel, Perry Hoberman, David Sylvian, and long-term romantic partner Lou Reed.
Rumors emerged of a possible new album release in the fall of 2004, but this turned out to be false as Anderson seems too busy mounting a succession of themed shows, as well as composing a piece for Expo 2005 in Japan.
voyager.in /Laurie_Anderson   (672 words)

 Fiddle Chicks: Laurie Anderson
Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" launched her recording career, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on Big Science, the first of seven albums for Warner Bros., including Mister Heartbreak, United States live, Strange Angels, Bright Red, and the soundtrack to the feature film Home of the Brave.
Anderson is currently recording her first release for Nonesuch Records, Songs and Stories from Moby Dick, while her award-winning CD-ROM Puppet Motel has just been re-released by Voyager.
"Anderson had been engaged in various performance artworks while at college, and, remaining in New York, embarked on a new series of creations: a self-playing violin, a pillow which sang to the sleeper, music for dance groups, a musical book, a concerto for automobiles, and several short film and video works.
www.fiddlechicks.com /players/anderson.htm   (637 words)

 Laurie Anderson: Life On A String (2001): Reviews
This is Laurie Anderson's first music release since 1994's 'Big Red.' Originally conceived as a studio verision of her recent theatrical production "Songs and Stories from Moby Dick," the thirteen-song album contains only three tracks from that show, supplemented with newer material.
Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignance - a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.
Anderson's best work has always been simultaneously opaque and pointed, suggestive, and even topical, without being didactic.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/andersonlaurie/lifeonastring   (367 words)

 Laurie Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
I was now interested in finding information on Laurie's impact on the music scene during the 80's so I did a google for "Laurie Anderson music reviews." I found an editor's review on Amazon.com of her album Big Science.
To describe the art-performances of Laurie Anderson one needs to first understand a bit of what makes her tick.
Music, video, classic literature, spoken-word, dancing, and more combined in her performance to show that Laurie Anderson is a performance artist to her core.
www.wsu.edu /~harold/fa331/laurie_anderson.html   (799 words)

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