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Laurie Anderson and Greil Marcus (2004)

Laurie Anderson is well known as a solo performer and visual artist whose work involves music, storytelling, film, installation and sculpture - separate forms of creative endeavor that she has made one with the inventive use of advanced technologies. This lucid conversation with the iconoclastic critic and theorist Greil Marcus, was recorded September 23, 2004 in New York.

Anderson has created large-scale theatrical works that include "Home of the Brave," "United States," and "Moby Dick". She has also released seven recordings for Warner Brothers beginning with Big Science, and two for Nonesuch Records, the most recent of which is Live at Town Hall, New York, from September, 2001. Over the last year, she has been the first artist-in-residence at NASA, the U.S. space agency.

Marcus has been a columnist for Rolling Stone, Artforum, Salon, and The New York Times. Best known as a pop music critic, he is also the author of Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock n Roll Music (1975), Lipstick Traces (1989), Double Trouble (2000) and Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads. This conversation began a series of "Music and Media" talks presented by the Film and Video Department at MoMA. Barbara London, associate curator, introduces the evening, which includes the presentation of Anderson's video work; listeners can follow it through the sound track.


Historic Audio from the Museum of Modern Art


An archive of recordings made at The Museum of Modern Art, collected from past exhibitions and public programs.