River to River Festival
New York, NY
THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE
Jun 18: STORIES
Jun 19: SONGS
Music, Literature/Spoken Word
Co-presented by LMCC and Battery Park City Authority
On June 18 Laurie will be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio (Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard), Roger Kleier (guitar), Ches Smith (drums) ), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola) & special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee.
On June 19 Laurie will be joined by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns), Ches Smith (drums) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello).
Anderson explores the themes of transportation, politics, money and love that animated her multimedia 1983 opera United States 1-4 in this two evening events that look both forwards and back.
Jun 20: SAM GREEN + THE QUAVERS + yMUSIC
AN EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC AND CINEMA
For full description see Green
Jun 21 & 22 (Open Rehearsal Jun 20): LIUBO BORISSOV AND KONRAD KACZMAREK
PERIPATETIC AUDIO VISUAL ENSEMBLE
For full description see Borissov
Jun 21: CHASSOL
For full description see Chassol
Jun 22: ANDREW SCHNEIDER
For full description see Schneider
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned, daring, and creative pioneers. Best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson is a writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist creating groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music.
Her recording career includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). She has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.
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. Recent projects include Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Solo performances include Delusion, Vancouver Cultural Olympiad (2010). Anderson was awarded the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts (2007). Anderson lives in New York City.
For more information about this artist: laurieanderson.com