Laurie Anderson: Big Science
Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 24 April 1982
AS A PERFORMER, Laurie Anderson is little short of phenomenal: a slight Chaplinesque figure, she's as much vaudeville as she is artist, in that she's not above exploiting the novelty value of her extraordinary inventions remember the violin with tapehead replacing strings and tape the horsehair of the bow? while she works their unique noises into the songs and soundscapes that make up her mammoth patchwork 'United States I-IV'.
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