Laurie Anderson is a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. In the late 1990s, she developed a talking stick, a six-foot-long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds.
Big Science is considered to be her debut album. But she had previously recorded one side of a 2-LP set titled You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With, a collaboration released on Giorno Poetry Systems with William S. Burroughs and John Giorno.
OSCILLATIONS is a show exclusively dedicated to vintage electronic music. It´s directed and presented by Astronauta Pinguim. You can hear it every FRIDAY & TUESDAY at midnight and at 6 pm (GMT) here on Stress.fm.
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