SOL/Stories in The Dark featuring Laurie Anderson (Artist in Residence)
Canal Street Communications, Pomegranate Arts and HOTA, Home Of The Arts
**This performance is sold out**
A rare double bill of strings, soundscapes and storytelling in an intimate performance by Laurie Anderson.
SOL (Australian premiere)
“I especially like that Sol shares his name with the note (G) and I’m looking for opportunities to complete the series with the pieces Do, Re, Mi, Fa, La and Si.”
In 1972 Anderson wrote and recorded a quartet for her teacher, the eminent artist Sol LeWitt, based on his number series drawings.
Revisiting the work in 2016, Ms Anderson has since expanded the work into thirty-minute composition arranged for strings by Rubin Kodheli. This will be played with a quartet as an installation evoking the enduring resonance of sound and form.
Stories in the Dark (world premiere)
“Our imaginations are much faster and wilder than most action movies. When sight is gone, the imagination can run wild.” Laurie Anderson
This experience is a complex series of multi channeled soundscapes and stories performed in the dark. It is a collaboration with listeners who use sound to create and destroy their own mental movies- a collection of mystery and adventure stories that play with memory, time and visualization.
About Laurie Anderson
Unapologetically experimental, Laurie Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. Based out of New York City, she has published seven books, had chart-topping hits including 1981s “O Superman,” and has had her artwork presented in major galleries around the world. In 2015 she directed the film Heart of a Dog inspired by her terrier Lolabelle, and dedicated to her late husband Lou Reed. Rolling Stone describes Anderson as both “a singer-songwriter of crushing poignancy” and “a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.”