Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson: The Art of Falling

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall


"The evening felt like a cross between story time and some kind of ritual."
NPR Music

Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. A renowned and daring creative pioneer, she has contributed music to dance pieces by Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown. She has contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme. Her 2018 recording with the Kronos Quartet, Landfall, won a GRAMMY Award this year. At Wesleyan, she will perform the Connecticut premiere of the new work The Art of Falling—which explores the subject through sounds, images, poems, and electronics—with cellist Rubin Kodheli at the start of her artist residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Presented in partnership with Wesleyan’s College of the Environment and Music Department.

Laurie Anderson will present a free talk, "The Size of the Con," on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8pm in the Smith Reading Room, located in the Olin Library at 252 Church Street on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The talk will address how to prepare for the 2020 election cycle and the tumultuous year ahead in the United States. Seating is limited, reservations required.

Photo by Ebru Yildiz.