"The evening felt like a cross between story time and some kind of ritual."
Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. A renowned and daring creative pioneer, she has contributed music to dance pieces by Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown. Her 2018 recording with the Kronos Quartet, Landfall, won a GRAMMY Award this year. At Wesleyan, she will perform the Connecticut premiere of the new work The Art of Falling—which explores the subject through sounds, images, poems, and electronics—at the start of her artist residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.