Laurie Anderson

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Laurie Anderson
Anderson in 1986
Anderson in 1986
Background information
Birth nameLaura Phillips Anderson
Born (1947-06-05) June 5, 1947 (age 76)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, performance artist
InstrumentsViolin, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Years active1969–present
LabelsWarner Bros., Nonesuch/Elektra

Laura Phillips Anderson (born June 5, 1947),[2] known as Laurie Anderson, is an American avant-garde artist,[3][4] composer, musician and movie director. Her work includes performance art, pop music and multimedia projects.[4] She was first trained in violin and sculpting.[5] Anderson had many performance art projects in New York during the 1970s. She focused mainly on language, technology and visual imagery.[3] She became more widely known outside the art world when her single "O Superman" became number two on the United Kingdom singles chart in 1981. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert movie Home of the Brave.[6] .

References[change | change source]

  1. Holden, Stephen (February 28, 1999). "Music; They're Recording, but Are They Artists?". The New York Times. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  2. "Artists:Laurie Anderson". The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ankeny, Jason. "Laurie Anderson Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fletcher, Kenneth R. "Anderson: The celebrated performance artist discusses Andy Warhol, NASA and her work at McDonald's". Smithsonian. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. Amirkhanian, Charles. "Women in Electronic Music – 1977". Liner note essay. New World Records.
  6. "AE160D Unit 11: Laurie Anderson". Archived from the original on December 1, 2007.