Perspectives: Laurie Anderson Residency: The Language of the Future

Monday, 15 May 2017


In May 2017, one of the seminal artists of our time, Laurie Anderson will take up a unique residency at the National Concert Hall.

This residency will see her create and debut three new performances exclusively at the Hall as part of her ongoing work, The Language of The Future.  


Crash Ensemble will perform  Quartet For Sol LeWitt and other quartets, a special pre-concert durational performance of the quartet Laurie Anderson wrote for her teacher Sol LeWitt with imaging alongside the European Premiere Shutter Island by which was commissioned for “Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire”.


Free to ticket holders of main stage events and available on a first come, first served basis tickets available from 5pm. Event 6-8pm.



Renowned for her inventive use of technology - from her 1981 hit O Superman to her appointment as NASA’s first artist-in-residence - Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most daring creative pioneers. Her eclectic, multidisciplinary career has spanned the worlds of art, theatre and experimental music and has seen her create works as a writer, director, visual artist and vocalist. Most recently Anderson has garnered acclaim for her first feature film in almost 30 years - Heart of a Dog - which reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog, and such diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance, and Buddhist teachings.


The Language of the Future is the latest chapter in Laurie Anderson's ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how we tell it. Anderson's work crosses borders between dreams, reality and the elusive world of information. Known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson spins offbeat adventure stories with her characteristic wit and poignancy.


Presented by NCH