Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson finds hope in loss

Iconic avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson talks about her experience of Hurricane Sandy and how it inspired her new album and book.
Artist Laurie Anderson's book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood, and her album with the Kronos Quartet are out now. (Submitted by Canal Street Communications)

Originally published February 22, 2018

Iconic avant-garde artist, Laurie Anderson, is back with two new works: the first, an album with the legendary Kronos Quartet; the second, a book that looks back at a long, vibrant career across the spectrum of art. Both projects share the unlikely origin of Hurricane Sandy's arrival to to New York City in 2012, when floods reached Anderson's basement studio and destroyed decades' worth of archived work, notebooks and props. 

Laurie Anderson joins Tom Power to talk about finding the joy in loss and mining catastrophe for inspiration. Her album and book are out now. 

Produced by Frank Palmer


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