Magazine Archive

Home -> Magazines -> Issues -> Articles in this issue -> View

Article Group:
Mixing It!

Laurie load

Laurie Anderson


It's been some time since we've heard from Laurie Anderson. America's First Lady of multimedia hasn't performed in Europe since 1990, when in November UK devotees were treated to two nights at London's Dominion Theatre. And it's now five years since the last album, Strange Angels.

So it was a relief to all concerned when the ballet theatre Sadler's Wells hosted 'An Evening With Laurie Anderson' recently. Such a surge of relief, in fact, that an extra show had to be scheduled for earlier in the evening.

Typically blurring the boundaries of such things, the event was designed neither as a concert nor a lecture. Music, readings, and visuals were woven together by Laurie herself to promote a new book about her 20-year career. Stories From The Nerve Bible traces a bewildering pattern of art-world success and pop notoriety.

Rumours still abound regarding an alternative theme park in Barcelona which the New York artist proposes to develop along with Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno.

"It's a place where people can become artists," Laurie says, "a totally different world where art and nature have suddenly and mysteriously combined."

She envisages artificial tornadoes, waterfalls, monorails, and giant floating screens creating a landscape in constant flux. She sees rides with names like River Of Life, running water changing colour to blood red at night, words and images projected onto moving planes.

Meantime, she's working on a new album, out later this year.



Previous Article in this issue

Spin Doctor!

Next article in this issue

You pays yer money...


The Mix - Copyright: Music Maker Publications (UK), Future Publishing.

 

The Mix - Jul 1994

Donated by: Colin Potter

Mixing It!

News by Phil Ward

Previous article in this issue:

> Spin Doctor!

Next article in this issue:

> You pays yer money...


Help Support The Things You Love

mu:zines is the result of thousands of hours of effort, and will require many thousands more going forward to reach our goals of getting all this content online.

If you value this resource, you can support this project - it really helps!

Donations for May 2020
Issues donated this month: 15

New issues that have been donated or scanned for us this month.

Funds donated this month: £84.00

All donations and support are gratefully appreciated - thank you.

Please Contribute to mu:zines by supplying magazines, scanning or donating funds. Thanks!

Monetary donations go towards site running costs, and the occasional coffee for me if there's anything left over!
muzines_logo_02

Small Print

Terms of usePrivacy