Jun 18 – 22
Film/Mixed Media, Interactive, Literature/Spoken Word, Music
NOTE: The performance on June 18 has been moved indoors due to weather.
For Tuesday, June 18 only - the performance is at 8PM at Stuyvesant High School (345 Chambers St.)
Tickets will be available (2 per person) on a first come, first served basis beginning at 6:30pm. Doors open at 7:30 for an 8pm performance.
One of America’s most renowned — and daring — creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson joins guest writers and musicians on stage for two singular events at Rockefeller Park. Often known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, the River To River Festival 2013 also features Anderson as a curator, presenting a series of projects that demonstrate her interest and investment in fellow writers, directors, theatre, and visual artists working in and around New York City.
“There’s almost nothing I love more than being outside on summer evenings and listening to music and watching films. As a guest curator of the River To River Festival, I have a chance to draw some of my favorite artists together and showcase their incredible creativity to festival-goers in unique outdoor sites in Lower Manhattan.
I wanted to explore how artists use time in their work. Each guest artist in this series has a unique approach to time whether slowing it down, rolling it backwards, speeding it up, or pairing it with images in polyphonic ways. Perhaps, my real, and deeper motive is to create a floating atmosphere that extends the summer evening and makes it all the more dream-like and timeless.
In addition to the guest artist line-up, I’ll be participating in two evening events; one that is focused on music and the other stories. My hope is to bring the spirit of improvisation into these two evenings and try to work very much in the present time.” – Laurie Anderson
Collaborative and curated projects:
THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE
Jun 18 8pm: STORIES
***This event has been moved indoors due to inclimate weather. Please note that it now begins at 8pm and will be at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St.
Tickets will be made available (2 per person) beginning at 6:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Jun 19 7pm: SONGS at Rockefeller Park
Music, Literature/Spoken Word
Co-presented by LMCC and Battery Park City Authority
On June 18 Laurie will be joined by the Annie Gosfield Trio (Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard), Roger Kleier (guitar), Ches Smith (drums) ), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola) & special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee.
On June 19 Laurie will be joined by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns), Ches Smith (drums) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello).
Anderson explores the themes of transportation, politics, money and love that animated her multimedia 1983 opera United States 1-4 in this two evening events that look both forwards and back.
Jun 20: SAM GREEN + THE QUAVERS + yMUSIC
AN EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC AND CINEMA
For full description see Green
Jun 21 & 22 (Open Rehearsal Jun 20): LIUBO BORISSOV AND KONRAD KACZMAREK
PERIPATETIC AUDIO VISUAL ENSEMBLE
For full description see Borissov
Jun 21: CHASSOL
For full description see Chassol
Jun 22: ANDREW SCHNEIDER
For full description see Schneider
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned, daring, and creative pioneers. Best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson is a writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist creating groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music.
Her recording career includes the soundtrack to her feature film Home of the Brave and Life on a String (2001). She 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 Hidden Inside Mountains, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Solo performances include Delusion, Vancouver Cultural Olympiad (2010). Anderson was awarded the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts (2007). Anderson lives in New York City.
For more information about this artist: laurieanderson.com
WORLDWIDE TOUR REPRESENTATION
Director: Linda Brumbach
Associate Director: Alisa E. Regas
General Manager: Kaleb Kilkenny
Director of Booking: Julia Glawe
Associate General Manager: Linsey Bostwick
Office Manager: Susannah Gruder
For further information contact:
Canal Street Communications
Cooper Holoweski, Studio Manager