Laurie Anderson (experimental/art rock musician)

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Legal name: Laura Phillips Anderson

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Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, making use of spoken word, electronic technology, dance, and visual media. She became widely more known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.

Anderson has been called a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. 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. In the late 1990s, she developed a talking stick, a six-foot (1.8 m) long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds. Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with a wide range of artists including William Burroughs, Adrian Belew, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, and her late husband Lou Reed.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 You’re the Guy I Want to Share My Money With Laurie Anderson / John Giorno / William S. Burroughs 3
1982 Big Science Laurie Anderson 4.5 10
1983 Mister Heartbreak Laurie Anderson 4 5
1989 Strange Angels Laurie Anderson 4 1
1994 Bright Red Laurie Anderson 4.5 1
2001 Life on a String Laurie Anderson 4 1
2009 Nothing in My Pockets: Secret Diary Laurie Anderson 1
2010 Homeland Laurie Anderson 1
2015 Heart of a Dog Laurie Anderson 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology Laurie Anderson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 United States Live Laurie Anderson 4 3
2002 Live at Town Hall New York City September 19-20, 2001 Laurie Anderson 1
2008 The Stone: Issue Three John Zorn, Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed 1

Album + Spokenword + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 The Ugly One With the Jewels and Other Stories Laurie Anderson 4 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 In Our Sleep Laurie Anderson 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Home of the Brave Laurie Anderson 4 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Beautiful Red Dress Laurie Anderson 1
1995 In Our Sleep Laurie Anderson 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 O Superman Laurie Anderson 1
2007 Big Science EP Laurie Anderson 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Record of the Time Laurie Anderson 1

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