One of the seminal artists of our time, Laurie Anderson’s genre-crossing work encompasses performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography and sculpture. Laurie Anderson will be performing her latest work Dirtday! Continuing her groundbreaking work with voice filters, storytelling and music, Dirtday! will feature Anderson’s stories about life in contemporary America. Politics, desire, portraits of cities and people combine with Anderson’s hallucinatory use of language to make up an epic description of the current American landscape.
“Politicians are essentially story tellers. They describe the world as it is and also as they think it should be. As a fellow story teller, it seems like a really good time to think about how words can literally create the world.” –Laurie Anderson.
Illusion, memory and the shifting states of American culture have been Anderson’s subjects since the late 1970s.
Dirtday! will take on the volatile present. The evening’s program will feature electric violin, keyboards and electronics Solo violin pieces such as the Grammy nominated “Flow” from Homeland will mix with fuller electronic soundscapes to create an intimate look into the song writing style that has made Anderson one of the most original American song writers.
Learn more about Laurie Anderson at her official website.