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LAURIE ANDERSON

BIOGRAPHY
 
Laurie Anderson

An American experimental performance artist and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles.

During her teens studied violin.

Avant Guard musician charted in 1981 with "O' Superman" also album "Big Science".

Anderson did her first performance-art piece in the late 1960s.

In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge.

On April 12, 2008 Laurie Anderson married longtime companion Lou Reed in a private ceremony in Boulder, Colorado.

Her first performance-art piece—a symphony played on automobile horns—was performed in 1969.

During the late 1970s, Anderson made a number of additional recordings that were released either privately or included on compilations of avant-garde music, most notably releases by the Giorno Poetry Systems label.

Anderson became widely known outside the art world in 1981 with the single "O Superman."

She next starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.

She was part of the team that created the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

She mounted a succession of themed shows and composed a piece for Expo 2005 in Japan.

Anderson was awarded the 2007 Gish Prize for her "outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to humankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life."

Albums include.

You're the Guy I Want To Share My Money With (1981)
Big Science (1982)
Mister Heartbreak (1984)
United States Live (box set) (1984)
Home of the Brave (soundtrack album) (1986)
Strange Angels (1989)
Bright Red (1994)
The Ugly One with the Jewels (1995)
Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology (2000)
Life on a String (2001)
Live in New York (2002)

More information is available on the web page at the above.

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