Sunday, January 29, 2012

Laurie Anderson

I have found Laurie Anderson so fascinating and inspiring for many years. She is a musician, performance artist, and sculptor that has been working since the late 1960s. I first encountered her music from the mid-80s, as well as the album that link is excerpted from (The Ugly One with the Jewels). Every time I listen to her work, I find myself exploring new avenues of thought. She is utterly unique and has such a complex layering to her performances. She has also invented several instruments including the tape-bow violin (a sort of electric violin), talking stick, and several voice filters.

Fun fact: she is married to Lou Reed.

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