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Lecture 2: The Forest | Laurie Anderson: Spending the War Without You
March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Laurie Anderson presents Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds. The second in a series of six lectures, this talk will consider place – visual and spatial sound.
About the Speakers
Presented by Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.
Introduced by Suzannah Clark, Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, and George Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Composition & Historical Musicology at Columbia University.
Moderated by Timothy Morton, Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. They are the author of the libretto for the opera Time Time Time by Jennifer Walshe. Their work includes All Art Is Ecological (Penguin, 2021), Spacecraft (Bloomsbury, 2021), and Being Ecological (Penguin, 2018), as well as many essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. Their latest musical composition is “This is a Love Song“.
About the Norton Lectures
The Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry was endowed in 1925. Harvard’s preeminent lecture series in the arts and humanities, the Norton Lectures recognize individuals of extraordinary talent who, in addition to their particular expertise, have the gift of wide dissemination and wise expression. The term “poetry” is interpreted in the broadest sense to encompass all poetic expression in language, music, or the fine arts.
More From Laurie Anderson
WESU Middletown 88.1FM is rebroadcasting all episodes of Laurie Anderson’s show “Party in the Bardo.”
“Since the early ‘80s, I’ve dreamed of…having a radio show in the middle of the night” said Laurie Anderson. “When time slows down, where the lines between sleeping and waking, between dreams and reality, are getting blurred, and when people’s defenses drop away, and logic just seems to be very limiting.”