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ePub United States download
Author:
Laurie Anderson
ISBN13:
978-0060152437
ISBN:
0060152435
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Publisher:
Harper & Row; 1st edition (1984)
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Subcategory:
Arts & Literature
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1921 kb
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1264 kb
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United States Live was the third album release by avant-garde singer-songwriter Laurie Anderson.

United States Live was the third album release by avant-garde singer-songwriter Laurie Anderson. Released as a 5-record boxed set (later reissued on four CDs), the album was recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City in February 1983. United States was Anderson's magnum opus performance-art piece featuring musical numbers, spoken word pieces, and animated vignettes about life in the United States.

United States by Laurie Anderson is the book accompaniment to her mammoth performance art piece entitled "United States Live". Although I have known about the box set recording of this piece since it was first issued in 1984, I recently bought the five-LP collection and learned that it had a book version. The book is comprised of photos, drawings and slides from the multimedia piece. Most of the book's 231 pages are in black and white, and the picture quality is rather poor by being blurry and grainy, although this probably was Anderson's intent.

Anderson has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken . Laurie Anderson’s visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe

Anderson has toured the United States and internationally numerous times with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. Major works include United States I-V (1983), Empty Places (1990), The Nerve Bible (1995), and Songs and Stories for Moby Dick, a multimedia stage performance based on the novel by Herman Melville. Laurie Anderson’s visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe. In 2003, The Musée Art Contemporain of Lyon in France produced a touring retrospective of her work, entitled The Record of the Time: Sound in the Work of Laurie Anderson.

Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson) is an American experimental performance artist and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance art piece in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson did a variety of different performance art activities.

Laura Phillips Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects.

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  • Item exactly as described. A+++

  • Interesting piece of performance art history. Delightful piece of work from Laurie Anderson.

  • Very rare and delightfull. I can't think why one would sell it, but I'm thankfull for it. Just perfect. It was on top of my wish list forever.

  • United States by Laurie Anderson is the book accompaniment to her mammoth performance art piece entitled "United States Live". Although I have known about the box set recording of this piece since it was first issued in 1984, I recently bought the five-LP collection and learned that it had a book version. The book is comprised of photos, drawings and slides from the multimedia piece. Most of the book's 231 pages are in black and white, and the picture quality is rather poor by being blurry and grainy, although this probably was Anderson's intent. Without prior knowledge of Anderson's performance piece the book is rather senseless, and even the audio version on five LPs is itself rather limiting in that the vital visual component of the show is absent.

    The linguist in me liked the two bilingual pieces, in German and French, although I cringed at the minor mistakes found in both texts. I wonder if the errors found their way into the original show. ("Voices on Tape" omitted umlauts from several words and had some verbal inconsistencies.)

    I have a CD of Anderson reading stories, The Ugly One with the Jewels, so I know the sound of her voice and delivery. I could thus "hear" her reading the following piece, "Dog Show":

    I dreamed I was a dog in a dog show.
    And my father came to the dog show.
    And he said: That's a really good dog.
    I like that dog.

    And then all my friends came and I
    was thinking:
    No one has ever looked at me like this
    for so long.
    No one has ever stared at me like this
    for so long
    for such a long time
    for so long.

  • Published in 1984 as a companion book to Laurie Anderson's massive work-in-progress "United States: Parts I-IV," this engaging collection of images and words succeeds as both a handy supplement to the performance and a compelling coffee table book. The world premiere was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1983, and audio recordings of the two-evening cycle were released as a 4-disc set. Since many of her fans, particularly new listeners discovering her work, don't have the opportunity to experience this opus as a live multimedia presentation, this book provides a way to see many of the images and ideas that originally corresponded with the sounds and music. There are photos and stills from the various pieces (in mostly B&W, with a few in color), and clip art, sketches and score notes. All of the words (both spoken and sung) are fully transcribed as well, making this an interesting anthology of lyrics, poems, stories, and ponderings. Not only is this book a welcome enhancement to a sitting with the live CD set, it functions as an inspiring work of print art, too. If you enjoy Laurie's stuff, especially her early '80s material, this is worth seeking out.