“An artist always ahead of her time.” NPR
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Initially trained in violin, she pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 70s before her song “O Superman” launched her recording career. Anderson’s debut album Big Science was released in 1982 and has since been followed by a number of studio and live albums. She has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. Additionally, Anderson has authored six books, and as a composer has contributed music to film, dance, and festivals.