On June 18 at 7PM: STORIES Laurie will be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio – Annie Gosfield (sampler), 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 at 7 pm: SONGS Laurie will be joined by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman
“Greetings to the Motherland” On June 16, 2013 at the Luminato Festival Ai Weiwei will skype in from Beijing and join Laurie for a dual rant about China and the United States. Joining them onstage for this historic exchange will be renowned musicians Greg Saunier, Eyvind Kang and Doug Wieselman. Says Laurie: “Writing songs with Ai Weiwei has been a
Laurie’s new art exhibition, Forty Nine Days in the Bardo opens September 20th at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. A multimedia body of work, Forty Nine Days uses The Tibetan Book of the Dead as a structure to explore the themes of love, death, dreaming, and illusion. Installations include texts, drawing, sculpture, projection, and sound. The show will be running
The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI announced May 9 that Laurie had been named its first distinguished artist in residence at RPI, with a three year term. Rensselaer’s press release for the occasion stated that “The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but as important, brings the artist into
The first exhibition of Laurie’s paintings in New York, Laurie Anderson: Boat is due to open Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 126 Leroy St in New York. On display will be a number of Laurie’s works that bring the presence of the theater to the canvas. The show will also include a three-dimensional holographic reality entitled From the Air, as
Laurie will be playing at Tibet House’s annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 13th. Other performers will include Philip Glass, James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Rahzel, and Lou Reed. Stay tuned for updates, and for more info, check out Carnegie Hall‘s website on the event.
In a benefit for Green Gulch Farm’s Hope Cottage, Laurie will be having a discussion with Tenshin Reb Anderson, Senior Dharma Teacher at San Francisco Zen Center and Dharma heir of Shinryu Suzuki-roshi. Tickets went on sale on 1/23/2012 – for more info, check out San Francisco Zen Center’s blog entry on the topic.
Laurie will be delivering the 2012 commencement address at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For more information on the commencement, click here.
Laurie’s conversation with Amanda Stern of Believer magazine is featured in the January 2012 issue. Amanda, author of the novel The Long Haul, and Laurie discuss Buddhism, why artists create, and the anthropological possibilities of airports, among other topics. Click here to read the interview.
Laurie is set to deliver the 2012 Tim Hamill lecture at Boston University’s School of Visual Arts on February 27th, 2012. The lecture will be free to the public. For more info, click here.
Laurie will be featured as a 2011 Honoree at the 27th Annual Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Guild Hall awards “annually celebrate the creativity of an outstanding group of artists and visionaries on the East End whose work has consistently delighted and whose commitment to the arts has inspired us,” according to the Academy of
Laurie’s East Coast tour starts on September 27th, featuring dates in Boston, Montreal, Kansas City, Burlington, and Providence. Check the calendar for more information.
Final visitor numbers for Laurie’s exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, I in U/Eu em Tu, were 535,929–a stunning average of 6960 a day! Hosted at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and free to the public, the show ran from March 29th to June 26th and was Laurie’s first solo show in Brazil. For more information on the exhibition, see
Laurie will be reading James Salter’s new short story Raphael at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 631-283-2118, ext. 22 or 30. For more information, see the Parrish’s website.
Laurie and David Rothenberg will be discussing the role of music in exploration at the Explorer’s Club in NYC on Monday the 25th. Admission is free to members and $20 to guests. For more information, click here
Laurie will be curating and emceeing an event at the 92nd Street Y on April 29th exploring the porous borders between poetry and music. Featured poets include John Burnside, Ernesto Cardenal, David-Dephy Gogibedashvili, Hasina Gul, Yusef Komunyakaa, Juan Carlos Mestre, Joachim Sartorius, Piotr Sommer, and Pia Tafdrup. Tickets are available here.
Laurie will be playing at the Bearsville Theater Saturday, April 30th, in a benefit for the Woodstock Day School. The concert will also feature a performance from the Woodstock Day School Rock Ensemble. VIP Golden Circle tickets are available that include seating in the first 3 rows and a champagne meet and greet with Laurie. For more info or to
For three days in February, Laurie will be a resident performer and researcher at Georgia Tech, as part of the Accessible Aquarium series. This project’s goal is to help the Aquarium to better serve the visually impaired by understanding how musicians such as Laurie translate visual stimuli into music. For more information, see the Accessible Aquarium Project’s website.
Laurie and Lou Reed will be curating February at the Stone, organizing a month of music, readings, lectures, and performance at the famous club on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Some of the highlights of the month include performances by violin virtuoso Hanh Bin and the New Klezmer Trio, readings by Paul Muldoon and A.M. Holmes, and a special Valentine’s Day
Laurie and Lou Reed will be playing at the Japan Society’s 12-hour concert to benefit organizations directly helping those affected by the earthquake in Japan. Others playing will include Philip Glass, Hal Willner, John Zorn, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Bill Laswell with gigi band. tickets
On November 1st, Laurie will be honored at Legends 2011, a Pratt Institute scholarship benefit honoring icons of art and design. The Legends Awards were conceived in 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the Pratt Institute to celebrate distinguished individuals and corporations in the world of art and design, whose accomplishments and values resonate with those of Pratt Institute.
We’re proud to announce that Laurie will be the recipient of the 2011 SEAMUS Lifetime Achievement Award. SEAMUS, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, gives this award each year to acknowledge artists whose body of work has made significant contributions to the genre of electro-acoustic music. The award will be presented at the 26th annual SEAMUS National
“Flow,” the haunting final track on Laurie’s album Homeland, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance! Homeland, described by Pitchfork as “an exquisite state-of-the-union dispatch as only Anderson, America’s darkly comic conscience, can provide,” has already achieved critical acclaim, making NPR’s list of The Five Best Genre-Defying Albums of 2010. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards