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Iconic BAM Artists

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is a leading contemporary performance artist. 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. Anderson has toured the United States and internationally with her shows which range from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. Major works include United States: Parts I-IV  (1983, Spring Season), Empty Places  (1989 Next Wave), The Nerve Bible  (1995), and Songs and Stories from Moby Dick  (1999 Next Wave)-a multimedia stage performance based on the novel by Herman Melville. In the fall of 2001, Anderson toured the US and Europe with a three-person band, performing music from her album Life on a String. She has also presented many solo works, including Happiness, which premiered in 2001 and toured internationally through the spring of 2003. In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA out of which she developed her solo performance The End of the Moon (2005 Spring Season). Her score for Trisha Brown's acclaimed piece O złożony/O composite (2009 Next Wave) premiered at the Opera Garnier in Paris in December 2004. Anderson was also part of the team that created the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Anderson and Lou Reed curated the 2010 Vivid Live Festival at the Sydney Opera House. Homeland, Anderson's first studio recording in 10 years, was released by Nonesuch Records in 2010.

Laurie Anderson at BAM
Laurie Anderson on Delusion (Next Wave '10)
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Performance History
Laurie Anderson at BAM
United States: Part I - IV
Feb 3—10, 1983
Set and Reset (music)
Oct 20—23, 1983
Empty Places
Oct 3—15, 1989
Carmen Miranda
Oct 23—26, 1991
Set and Reset (music)
Oct 1—6, 1996
Songs and Stories from Moby Dick
Oct 5—9, 1999
The End of the Moon
Feb 22—Mar 6, 2005
Laurie and Friends: A Concert to launch the BAM Next Stage Campaign
Jan 21, 2009
O zlozony / O composite
Apr 29—May 2, 2009
Sep 21—Oct 3, 2010
Laurie Anderson’s United States
Laurie Anderson is an artist with a lifelong obsession with the history and fate of her native country. Since the late 1970s, when she began presenting sections of her magnum opus, United States, Anderson has been preoccupied with capturing all varieties of the American experience.

Laurie Anderson - Mach 20
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Laurie Anderson's website