Laurie Anderson Performs "Dirtday" at Salem College
Laurie Anderson has chosen the roads less traveled for more than four decades. Her groundbreaking original works seamlessly blend the worlds of art, theatre, storytelling and experimental music.
On Thursday, April 4 at 7:30pm she’ll share a soulful and funny collection of songs and stories at Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College. During the performance Laurie will draw from her typically wide ranging palette with reflections on politics, theories of evolution, family, the animal kingdom and more. The third and last of her series of solo story works is titled “Dirtday” with stories and music combining to create an otherworldly experience. It’s free and open to the public, as are the Galleries at the Elberson which will show Collected Stories: Books by Laurie Anderson from April 1 to the 28th. It’s a mix of her early works like the comic book Baloney and Moccasins all the way through 2012’s Pillowbook, and they highlight her amazing career. Laurie spoke with David Ford by phone from her home in New York.