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Laurie Anderson: Electronic Expressions in the Service of the Soul

Will Hermes, The New York Times, 25 June 2010

LAURIE ANDERSON was home for a few hours last month — a rare occurrence. This musician and multi-media artist had returned from Poland, where she performed improvised music with the saxophonist and composer John Zorn and the bassist Bill Laswell. Soon she would be off to Iceland for a solo recital, and then to Australia, where she was a curator of the Vivid Live arts festival in Sydney with her husband, Lou Reed. In addition to retrospective and work-in-progress performances she would introduce a video installation and give a high-frequency outdoor concert composed primarily for an audience of dogs. (It was apparently a hit.)

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