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Composer: Anderson, Laurie (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Landfill: Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet

© Charles d'Hérouville / Philharmonie de Paris
Laurie Anderson takes us on a dizzying journey in her weirdly wonderful Landfall, performed with the Kronos Quartet.
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Candoco's Triple Bill

© Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company's Triple Bill comes to the Warwick Arts Centre.
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Audio drag: Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet present Landfall at the Barbican

Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet perform Landfall at the Barbican  ©  Mark Allan
Laurie Anderson’s Landfall: Scenes from my New Novel has just received its European première at the Barbican, following performances in various places in Australia and the US. It was performed by Anderson herself and the Kronos Quartet, and consisted of music, spoken words, and words projected onto a screen. It was ostensibly concerned with Hurricane Sandy.
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Kronos Quartet in compelling works by Reich and others at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Kronos Quartet  ©  Jay Blakesberg
The program page for Kronos Quartet’s program at the Cleveland Museum of Art on 18 January was typical of their concerts: a daunting list of mostly unfamiliar composers and every work either written or arranged for Kronos (David Harrington and John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; and Jeffrey Zeigler, cello).
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