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This year marked the fifth iteration of the Big Ears music festival, held annually in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Well established as the mecca of classic and contemporary, experimental and avant-garde music in North America, Big Ears has evolved into a polymorphic entertainment entity, with live events ranging from cathedral-sized installations, to outdoor drum circle extravaganzas, to intimate seances for acts ranging from the harshest of noise merchants to the most meditative jazz ensembles. With...
“You know, the reason I love the stars is that we cannot hurt them,” Laurie Anderson observed between snatches of hypnotic rhythm during her show at BAM last night. “We can’t burn them, we can’t melt them, we can’t make them overflow, we can’t flood them or burn them up. So we keep reaching for them.” Anderson’s performance art is full of these little observations. They are part poetry and part punchline, aimed at startling...
A few years ago, I went with a friend to see Laurie Anderson perform with Anne Carson at a small venue on Avenue A. There were maybe 40 folding chairs set up for the audience. I wondered if Lou Reed would be there, but then dismissed the thought because, even though they were married (and maybe especially because of that?), it didn't mean that Lou still had to go to all of Laurie's performances...

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