Laurie Anderson

NS Design Artist and Electric Violinist Laurie Anderson has carved one of the most varied and storied careers as a truly unique, disparate and creative artists of the late 20th Century and recently receiving the acclaim and notoriety only a visionary as herself could receive, with her first Grammy Award in 2019 and performing as Resident Artistic Director at the SFJAZZ Center in 2020.   The Chicago suburban born Laura Phillips began violin at age five and at 72 years old is still searching and pushing the boundaries with her avante-garde multimedia performances charged with pioneering electronics and eccentric improvisations.

Laurie Anderson – Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ Center in 2020 has made landmarked performances with cellist Rubin Kodheli and famed-bassist Christian McBride.
The concert is part of The L.A. Philharmonic’s annual jazz series.

Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli Trip the Light Fantastic in a Convulsive Set

 

Laurie Anderson Lands Year-Long New York City Residency – Rolling Stone
Laurie Anderson will spend most of 2020 performing a Sunday music series starting February 3rd at Joe’s Pub in NYC as part of their 2020 Vanguard Award and Residency.  “The Public is a nonprofit theater that presents plays and musical performances almost every night of the year, and aims to support New York artists by encouraging exchange across generations and mediums.” – New York Times – Giovanni Russonello

Her 2019 release of “Songs from the Bardo,” based on settings of the Tibetan Book of the Dead has garnered rave reviews in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork magazine.

Laurie Anderson received her first Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance at the 2019 61st Annual Award show.  Her collaboration with the heralded Kronos Quartet on the introspectively titled “Landfall” recounts her experiences with Hurricane Sandy.
https://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-laurie-anderson-kronos-quartet-win-grammy-awards-2019-02-10

First performed in 2015, this evening with Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass is a unique musical collaboration. Laurie is one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings.

Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass will perform in conjunction at the Tibet House US 33rd Annual Benefit Concert on February 26, 2020.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
57th Street & 7th Avenue
New York (NYC), NY 10019 US
(212) 247-7800
www.carnegiehall.org/
Curated by Philip Glass, the 33rd Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert features Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and more. Tickets on sale now.

 

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Laurie Anderson Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ Center

Phtotograph of NS Design Artist Laurie Anderson playing the NS CR Electric Violin at the SFJazz Concert Series

NS Artist Laurie Anderson visited San Francisco last week as Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ Center for a four-night performance series. Anderson, who plays the NS CR electric violin, shared the stage on night one with her NYC Improvisations Series collaborators – virtuoso bassist Christian McBride and cellist (NS Artist) Rubin Kodheli; night two included the strings duet of Kodheli again, with Anderson; the third evening also included Kodheli with the addition of avant-garde vocalist Mike Patton, of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More; night four featured Anderson’s solo performance with her NS violin, keyboards, and filters.

Visit Laurie Anderson’s NS Artist page for more information about the artist, reviews of these remarkable performances, and video links to a variety of her performances throughout the years:
https://thinkns.com/artists/ns-design-artist-laurie-anderson/

Photo credit: Geoffrey Smith II


NS Design welcomes Pascal Roggen to the NS Artist roster

NS Design welcomes New Zealander violinist extraordinaire Pascal Roggen.

Currently performing and touring with bass virtuoso Shez Raja Collective, including inspiring musicians, percussionist Trilok Gurtu and guitarist Wayne Krantz, Pascal fits in perfectly with his super-charged and electric improvisations.

Pascal started his formal musical education in Auckland, NZ and soon became a staple by his teens in local Irish Rock bands.  His journey has taken him to Jazz festivals the world over and numerous solo and TV performances.  His folk infused vocal trio Albi and the Wolves partners Pascal with guitarist Chris Dent and upright bassist Michael Young.  Their crafty and soulful songs are tinged with Bluegrass and R & B harmonies adding a twist to their New Zealand blend of modern folk music.  Pascal also performs with New Zealand flautist Miho Wada and Miho’s Jazz Orchestra.

Be sure to check out Pascal shredding on his CR5 Electric Violin with Shez Raja Collective at London’s Ilsington Hall.

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