Laurie Anderson - Music 154
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the use of technology in the arts, she is known for casting herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. In her new work, Delusion, which debuted at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and will be presented by Stanford Lively Arts in Memorial Auditorium on May 5, Anderson explores sound and presents stories in a series of short mystery plays. Using her inventions in vocal processing, signature violin pieces and lush sonic landscapes, Anderson creates and inhabits imaginary worlds that become mental movies. Conceived as a ninety-minute technodrama, the new work combines technology, mystery and contemporary short stories in a unique art form that examines the belief that words and stories create and decreate the world.