Laurie Anderson is an American performance artist and musician. She is a talented artist and can therefore use different mediums for her storytelling. She studied sculpture in Columbia University. She performed an art piece – a symphony played on automobile horns in 1969. This was her first art piece performance. She also worked as an art instructor and art critic. Her performance Duets on Ice was widely appreciated. She likes to focus on impact of technology on humans. This remains to be her favorite theme for project. She has also collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Perry Hoberman, David Sylvian, Jean Michel Jarre, Hector Zazou, Nona Hendryx, David Van Tieghem, and many more. She is placed in the category of the experimental performance artist.
Birth name: Laura Phillips Anderson
Born: June 5, 1947, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.
Genres: Experimental, art rock, pop
Occupation(s): Musician, performance artist
Instruments: Violin, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Labels: Warner Bros., Nonesuch/Elektra
Associated acts: Lou Reed, Janice Pendarvis, Adrian Belew, Brian Eno, David Van Tieghem