Laurie Anderson, American Girl

... og så kan der vist ikke koges mere suppe på den sten

The song, like the album as a whole, is harrowing and hilarious. Homeland is a gift of perspective.

Hedder det i den artikel jeg lige fik tweeted fra Interview i anledningen af Laurie Anderson’s nye album Homeland og hendes koncert i aften på Le Poisson Rouge i New York i aften.

Her er så det længe ventede album

Jeg har fulgt hende siden hendes første optræden på Lousiana og er kæmpe fan – især af United States performance.

Der langt til de kunsteriske højder fra dengang.

Derfor er det en kæmpe fornøjelse at have fundet frem til dette fremragende interview Speaking of Music  fra 6. december 1984 – mere end 2½ times forrygende musik, snak, insight og forrygende humor.

In an interview recorded on December 6, 1984, before a live audience of 1000 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Laurie Anderson about songs from her album, “Mister Heartbreak”. Anderson discusses the influences on many of the songs on that album including “Kokoku” and “Sharkey’s Day”. In addition, the composer explains this album’s departure from her former release, “Big Science”, which contained the hit song “O Superman”.

Fasinerende med alle hendes referenser og inspirationskilder.

O’ Superman inspirationen er overraskende.

Laurie also discusses the origins and variations of the song “O Superman (for Massenet)”. She plays a Jules Massenet piece sung by Charles Holland (“O Souverain”) then her own “O Superman”, as well as various bootleg/cover versions of “O Superman.” She discusses the Eventide Harmonizer and illustrates the “three states of a song” by analyzing the song “Its Cold Outside” which was to become “Big Science” and listen to variations of both pieces. Laurie also delves into the transforming nature of technology, takes questions from the audience, and talks about writer William S. Burroughs.

TJEK DET UD NU – OG NÅR DU HAR LYST.

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