Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet
February 1 & 2, 2013
Smith Performing Arts Center Artists-in-Residence the Kronos Quartet are joined
by performance artist Laurie Anderson for the
of Scenes from my New Novel, composed by Anderson and
commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center. Last seen at the Center during the
2010-11 season in a solo work entitled Delusion, Anderson is well-known
for groundbreaking collaborations with such varied artists as William S.
Burroughs, Lou Reed, Marisa Monte, Colin Stetson, and many others. Joining
Anderson in the performance of this new piece is the Kronos Quartet, a group
noted for past partnerships with Eiko & Koma, Philip Glass, Alim Qasimov,
Astor Piazzolla, and more. Experience the eclectic styles of these pioneers of
new music as they are brought to new heights at the Clarice Smith Performing
Arts Center, and join the artists for a Talk Back following the performance on
February 1, 2013.
Discover the music of the Kronos Quartet and Laurie
Anderson and learn more about the artists in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts
Library of the University of Maryland, College Park:
Explore decades of recordings by the Kronos Quartet, held in the collections of
The Kronos Quartet have been a powerful force in the development of new music
for the past four decades. Learn more about this groundbreaking group in the
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
The Kronos Quartet have contributed to soundtracks for films ranging from
documentaries to Hollywood dramas. Explore the vast film catalog of this
versatile group held in the MSPAL collections.
Laurie Anderson’s performance art has enthralled audiences for over four
decades, and her recordings have forged new paths in experimental music.
Discover the Laurie Anderson recordings held in the collections of the Michelle
Smith Performing Arts Library.
Performance artist, composer, musician, illustrator, and sculptor Laurie
Anderson has been creating experimental music and art since the 1960s. Learn
more about her contributions to the arts through these writings, held in the
Laurie Anderson’s 1986 concert film Home of the Brave marked the performance
artist’s directorial debut, and films about her work provide an opportunity to
experience her performance art and music as it was meant to be seen. Explore
Anderson’s art and music in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library of the
University of Maryland, College Park.