CONCERT: Laurie Anderson: DIRTDAY!

Laurie Anderson: DIRTDAY!

presented by AMP Concerts, in partnership with 516 ARTS

Location:  KiMo Theatre
423 Central Ave. NW, Downtown Albuquerque
Tickets:     $40: available at the KiMo Box Office,

AMP Concerts and 516 ARTS welcome LAURIE ANDERSON with a special performance of her new piece DIRTDAY! for ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. A pioneer in electronic music, she is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater and experimental music.

DIRTDAY! looks at politics, theories of evolution, families, history, and animals in this riotous and soulful collection of songs and stories. Set against a detailed and lush sonic landscape, the stories and music create a unique picture of a hallucinatory world made of dreams and reality. The third and last in her series of solo story works, which includes Happiness and The End of the Moon, DIRTDAY! is the culmination of Anderson’s ground breaking work in this genre.

Her recording career, launched by O Superman in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). Anderson’s live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.

In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance The End of the Moon. Recent projects include a series of audio-visual installations and a high-definition film, Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts. In 2008 she completed a two-year worldwide tour of her performance piece, Homeland, which was released as an album on Nonesuch Records in June 2010. Anderson’s solo performance Delusion debuted at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad in February 2010. In October 2010 a retrospective of her visual and installation work opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil and later traveled to Rio de Janiero. In 2011 her exhibition of new visual work titled Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo opened in Philadelphia, and Boat, her first exhibition of paintings, premiered at the Vito Schnabel Gallery in New York. She has recently been appointed as a three-year fellow at both EMPAC, the multi media center at RPI in Troy, NY, and PAC at UCLA. Anderson lives in New York City.

ISEA2012 CONFERENCE TALK: Laurie Anderson is also giving a keynote talk during the ISEA2012 Conference, Conversation with Laurie Anderson and Tom Leeser, on Monday, September 24 at 11am at the KiMo Theatre. To attend the talk, ISEA2012 registration is required (one-day registration available). To register, visit or call 505-266-3451. 

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium, multi-site exhibition and season-long series of programs around the region, all exploring the intersection of art, science and technology. It focuses on the natural environment and how technology can help sustain life on Earth. ISEA2012, organized and produced by 516 ARTS, features over 100 artists and over 400 presenters from 29 countries. Laurie Anderson’s performance at the KiMo Theatre closes the ISEA2012 Downtown Block Party on the same day, 4-9pm (see or


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ISEA2012 Downtown Block Party  -  Sunday, September 23, 4-9pm