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Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet

February 1 & 2, 2013 8pm Kay Theatre Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artists-in-Residence the Kronos Quartet are joined by performance artist Laurie Anderson for the world-premiere of a work 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:

The Kronos Quartet

  • Recordings: Explore decades of recordings by the Kronos Quartet, held in the collections of MSPAL.
  • Books: 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.
  • Film: 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
  • Recordings: 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.
  • Books: 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 MSPAL collections.
  • Film: 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.