Laurie Anderson : on herself / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

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Laurie Anderson : on herself / interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.
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Laurie Anderson, noted experimental composer and musician, discusses avant garde music styles.

r.1. She discusses how she is part musician, part storyteller, and the harmonics, style, and music recording process. She mentions Native American chanting. Includes performances of: Kho Kho Khu, Stranger Chanting, Banjo Joe, and Sharkey's Day (57 min.) -- r.2. She examines various bootleg and creative versions of her song "Oh Superman," her experiences of music technology, such as the Evertide Harmonizer; Synclavier, Synclavier violin interface; and 16mm vs. videotape. She explains some of the problems of live performance (59 min.).

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KPFA, 6 Dec. 1984.
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2 reels (116 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1984.
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