Laurie Anderson (experimental/art rock musician)

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Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance-art piece in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson did a variety of different performance-art activities. She became widely 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 is 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-long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds.

Anderson started dating Lou Reed in 1992, and was married to him from 2008 until his death on October 27, 2013.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Big Science Laurie Anderson 4.5 10
1983 Mister Heartbreak Laurie Anderson 4 4
1989 Strange Angels Laurie Anderson 4 1
1993 You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With Laurie Anderson / John Giorno / William S. Burroughs 1
1994 Bright Red Laurie Anderson 4.5 1
2001 Life on a String Laurie Anderson 4 1
2010 Homeland Laurie Anderson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology Compilation Laurie Anderson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 United States Live Live Laurie Anderson 4 2
2002 Live at Town Hall New York City September 19-20, 2001 Live Laurie Anderson 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 Home of the Brave Soundtrack Laurie Anderson 4 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 In Our Sleep Laurie Anderson 1
Beautiful Red Dress Laurie Anderson 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 O Superman Laurie Anderson 1

Other

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 The Record Of The Time Laurie Anderson 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 The Ugly One with the Jewels and Other Stories Spokenword Laurie Anderson 4 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 The Stone: Issue Three Live John Zorn, Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed 1

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