17 February 2016

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Laurie Anderson Sound Installation Appropriates Lou Reed’s Amps, Guitars and Feedback

Artist Laurie Anderson has created an installation using her late musician husband, Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a sound work which utilises feedback to re-create something “as close to Lou’s music as we can get these days.”  The piece will have its UK premiere at the Brighton Festival which is under her direction this year. ‘I’m so […]

8 January 2016

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Laurie Anderson Appointed Guest Director Of 2016 Brighton Festival

The artist/musician Laurie Anderson has been announced as the guest director of the 2016 Brighton Festival. Best known 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.  Anderson, the widow of the cult singer Lou Reed, creates work that […]

7 May 2011

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Brighton Festival 2011 Launches

Three weeks of unrivalled arts celebration 7 – 29 May Brighton and Hove comes alive with a powerful and exciting programme of cultural events in celebration of this year’s Guest Director – Aung San Suu Kyi with her dedicated plea for peace in Burma. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her passionately fought battle […]