Years ago, when I first came to the Boston area, Laurie Anderson held a concert at MIT…
At the time I thought nothing of it. Laurie Anderson was just a wacky artist whose music friends of mine adored in college, but I never really understood the appeal of.
Fast forward several years and a whole lot of living, and zoom in on me buying the “Wired Magazine Presents: Music Futurists” CD. It was a collection of all manner of forward thinking artists - names like Brian Eno, Devo, Beck, Thomas Dolby, and of course, Laurie Anderson.
Of all the music on that CD, Laurie Anderson’s _O Superman: Massonet_ really resonated with a lot I was thinking and feeling at the time. I was both impressed and intrigued, and decided it was time to revisit my now many years stale distaste for her work.
So I went out and bought one of her more seminal albums, _Big Science_ and was promptly blown away.
Laurie Anderson stands apart from the pack because she makes music that makes you think. I’m not saying she’s the only artist that embodies that characteristic, but she’s definitely the poster child.
And now, she’s coming to Boston on Saturday, March 29th to the Opera House - an incredible venue if you’ve never been. The acoustics are amazing, the environs are opulent and richly detailed in that way only old music and art houses can be, and I can’t think of an artist in the modern musical field who might use them to better advantage.
My ever supportive wife (She’s yet to hear any Laurie Anderson - I’m thinking I’ll let her be surprised and see how she reacts :) and I are going, and I am psyched!
Let me know if any of my readers are planning on being there, it would be neat to compare notes.
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